The Twits Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, activities, tests

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This novel study for The Twits, by Roald Dahl, contains 114 pages of resources, including comprehension, vocabulary, Common Core-aligned reading response activities, assessments, and more.

You will find this novel study easy to use because the layout is predictable and student-friendly, while the questions and activities are easily adaptable for every learner. All activities have the Common Core code listed in the bottom corner. Focus standards include figurative language, setting, character analysis, theme, and plot.

This is a no prep novel study that will engage and excite your students. Perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study.


♥BONUS digital version included, which works with Google Drive and contains eye-catching color versions of all resources.

♥Use paper or digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!


1) Student Chapter Packet
•Each section covers 3-4 chapters of the book and contains the following 6 parts.
→Quickwrite: Freewriting that warms up student brains before reading.
→Vocabulary: Activity based on context clues, synonyms, or antonyms using chosen challenge words.
→1 set of True/False, Sequencing, or Fill-in-the-blank questions.
→Standards Focus: an activity focused on Reading Literature standards.
→Comprehension and Analysis: 3 short answer questions.
→Beyond: Creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.

2) 11 Common Core-aligned Reading Response activities that are novel-specific
•Questions and Answers
•Theme Thoughts
•One Event: Three Effects
•Character Cube
•Who Said It? and Character Quotes
•Setting: The Five Senses
•Figurative Language
•The Monkey and the Bird
•Mystery Thoughts
•My Book Cover
•Mystery Words

3) 5 Common Core-aligned Reading Response activities that can be used with any text
•Main Events
•Character Traits
•Who's Your Favorite?
•Dear Diary...
•Reading Strategy: Preview Walk

4) Culminating Project Options
•10 creative project choices for students to complete after they finish the book

5) Complete Vocabulary List
•Organized by chapter and page number
•Comes with and without definitions

6) Vocabulary Review Packet
•2 pages of review for every 3 sections
•Skills include context clues, sentence writing, dictionary skills, and more

7) Student Bookmarks
•Use as references for info about plot, setting, and characters
•Attractive art and memorable quotes from the book

8) Vocabulary Cards
•Use as flash cards, direct instruction tool, or to play games
•Cards include vocabulary words and definitions

9) 3 Student Covers
•One each for Student Chapter Packet, Vocabulary Packet, and Activity Packet

10) Assessments
•Assessment 1-Chapters 1 to 15
•Assessment 2-Chapters 16 to 29
•Test vocabulary and comprehension

11) Easy planning
•Unit Map
•Table of Contents
•Teacher instructions

12) Answer keys

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NOTE: For the digital version, you will need Internet access and a free Google account. It will work on computers or iPads. (To use it on an iPad, simply have your students download the Google Slides app, available for free on iTunes.) Then, upon purchasing, you will receive a secret link to the digital file, along with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the file on their computers or tablets. They can easily share their work with you as they go, all without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies.

→Please note that MANY resources are included in this study. This is so that teachers may pick and choose what they want to use, since no two classrooms are alike. This is also so that teachers may differentiate for different groups within their classrooms. If you do not wish to purchase the entire big unit with everything included, please look at the links below.

Please click on the links below for only individual components of this novel study. Please note that ALL of the following listings ARE INCLUDED in this complete novel study! (The following listings are PAPER versions only.)

The Twits: Comprehension and Vocabulary by chapter

The Twits: Tests, Quizzes, Assessments

The Twits: Reading Response Activities and Projects

The Twits: End of the Book Activities and Projects

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Roald Dahl Novel Study Growing Bundle

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The Twits Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, act
The Twits Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, act
The Twits Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, act
The Twits Novel Study Unit: comprehension, vocabulary, act
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