- Grade Level: 4
- Guided Reading Level: S
- Genre: Fantasy
The Twits by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl’s story about two of the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world is sure to have your students laughing out loud. Use the constant trickery and the story of revenge as a springboard for examining cause and effect relationships in text. By taking the time to notice how the characters react to one another, readers will draw connections between the cause and effect relationships that move this classic story along.
Teach with The Twits by Roald Dahl
This Book Club Super Pack includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and set of resources designed to support small group reading instruction.
- Interactive Lesson Plan for 5 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Cause and Effect
- Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
- Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
- Book Club Calendar
- Conversation Prompts
- Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
- Student Self-Evaluation Forms
- Running Record Assessment Tool
- Student Reading Response Guide
- Comprehension Assessment Rubric
- Common Core State Standard Assessment
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The Twits Resource Set
The instructional overview includes instructional background for cause and effect, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to the The Twits Book Club.
The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.
As students begin to read longer texts like The Twits by Roald Dahl, it is necessary to develop skills that help to sustain comprehension. One of these important skills, understanding cause and effect, is explored throughout this Book Club.
Exploring cause and effect relationships in The Twits will help students identify the main ideas presented by author Roald Dahl. Students will use their Reader's Notebook to track the main idea, supporting details, and cause and effect relationships while they read.
Discussion for this The Twits Book Club meeting focuses on the primary and secondary effects related to the cause. When students are able to identify these relationships, they are better able to understand what is happening in the story and why.
This meeting connects the idea that when we make a prediction while reading, we are predicting the effect of a cause. When reading The Twits by Roald Dahl, students can use the illustrations to make reasonable predictions about cause and effect relationships.
During this final The Twits Book Club meeting, students will use what they have learned about cause and effect relationships to help them identify the theme of the text.
Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with cause and effect.
This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students' overall comprehension of The Twits and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.
List of the Common Core State Standards addressed by The Twits Book Club Resource Set.
Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of The Twits. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.
This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with The Twits by Roald Dahl. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.
Introduce students to the new vocabulary in The Twits. This Vocabulary Connections resource has everything you need to support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary development. Download the individual resource or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities to support comprehension of the new words in the book.
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