Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda by Roald Dahl Teaching IdeasMatilda 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 the school.

“My Favorite Books” Interactive Notebook Activity

Foldable Graphic Organizer to use with Matilda by Roald Dahl

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.

    • Contrast their favorite character to Matilda.

    • Draw an illustration of their favorite scene.

You can download the free printable here.

Free Samples from Matilda by Roald Dahl Book Unit

Free Samples from Matilda Book Unit

If you would like to try out the Matilda Book Unit before you buy it, this download contains the following free samples:

  • Vocabulary Practice for Chapter 1-2
  • Comprehension Questions for Chapters 1-2
  • Constructed Response Question – Point of View
  • Photos to Show What the Rest of the Unit Looks Like

Matilda Book UnitMatilda Book Unit

Matilda Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities covering vocabulary, comprehension questions, constructed response writing, and skill practice.


Gay Miller

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