Danny the Champion of the World Novel Unit

Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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49 pages
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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).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


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