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The Twits Book Club Focused on Text Structure

The Twits Book Club Focused on Text Structure

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.

  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 5 book club meetings focused on Text Structure
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book The Twits by Roald Dahl. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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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.

  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 5 book club meetings focused on Text Structure
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book The Twits by Roald Dahl. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Club resources

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.

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 Twits Book Club.

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.
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Book Title:
The Twits
Book Author:
Roald Dahl
Grade Level:
4
Genre(s):
Fantasy
F&P Guided Reading Level:
S
DRA Level:
40
Reading Recovery Level:
40
Theme(s):
Laugh Out Loud
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TEKS
Common Core Alignment: RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RL.4.10, SL.4.1a, SL.4.1b, SL.4.1c, W.4.8, L.4.4a, L.4.5c, L.4.6, W.4.9
Vocabulary Connections: L.4.4a, L.4.5c, L.4.6
TEKS Alignment: 4.1A, 4.1C, 4.1D, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.8C, 4.8D, 4.9A, 4.9B, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.9E(i), 4.9E(ii), 4.9E(iii), 4.9F, 4.10A, 4.10B, 4.10C, 4.10D, 4.10E, 4.10F, 4.10G, 4.13A, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Vocabulary Connections: 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.3A, 4.3B
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