Matilda by Roald Dahl is a fun book to read. Matilda is a super-genius. She lives with parents who neglect her and are mean. Matilda must take care of herself and even teaches herself to read. She decides that every time her parents are mean, she will get them back with a prank. First, she puts glue in her dad’s hat. Next, she disguises a neighbor’s parrot as a ghost. Then, she dyes her dad’s hair blonde.
When Matilda begins school, her life is both the same and different. Her teacher, Miss Honey, realizes right away how extraordinary Matilda is, but the school’s headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, is a tyrant and bully of the worst sort.
Will Matilda pull pranks on Miss Trunchbull as she does her family? You will have to read the book to see how Matilda deals with school.
“My Favorite Books” Interactive Notebook Activity
Each page has a new task.
List their favorite books.
Write a paragraph explaining why their #1 choice is their favorite.
Compare the main character of their favorite book to Matilda.