Danny the Champion of the World Novel Study Unit and Literature Guide

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Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl is a low prep novel study with unique activity ideas. Danny the Champion of the World is a little different from Dahl's other novels, and students love Danny, his dad, the gypsy caravan home, and the plan to sabotage Mr. Hazell's party.

The culminating newspaper writing project incorporates 3 types of writing-- a feature article, an editorial, and a book review. The newspaper project looks very professional upon completion, requires all kinds of critical thinking skills, and could be adapted for many novel studies.

Unit Includes:

CCSS (4th grade)

Reading Comprehension Questions for each chapter

Chapter Vocabulary Lists

Improving Answers Activity

Character Chart

Procedural Writing Activity with Foldable Booklet (graphic organizer included)

Setting Activity

Timeline Activity Using Textual Evidence

Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Test

Newspaper Writing Activity (includes rubric)

Roald Dahl Writing Style Research Activity

**Teacher notes, answer keys, and student samples included**

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Roald Dahl, literature unit, novel studies, reading groups, literature circles, guided reading

Total Pages
49 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.


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