Roald Dahl

Lesson 15 - Discussion

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Objective

Analyze why people seek retaliation and if seeking retaliation is an effective way to solve a problem. 

Readings and Materials

  • Book: The Twits by Roald Dahl 

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Discussion Prompt

Why do people seek retaliation? Is seeking retaliation an effective way to solve a problem?

Use details from The Twits and The Enormous Crocodile to support your answer.

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Common Core Standards

  • L.3.6 — Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

  • RL.3.2 — Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

  • RL.3.3 — Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

  • SL.3.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • SL.3.1.a — Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

  • SL.3.1.d — Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

  • SL.3.6 — Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

Supporting Standards

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SL.3.1.b