Matilda Figurative Language
Updated: 3/15/2017
Matilda Figurative Language
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Matilda by Roald Dahl

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Matilda by Roald Dahl is a novel about an extraordinary young girl. Despite having a family who doesn't care about her, Matilda’s brilliance, charm, and special powers keep readers rooting for her from beginning to end. This is a great lesson plan for elementary to teach figurative language, themes, and analyzing characters.


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Matilda Figurative Language - simile

Storyboard Text

  • "In the space of thirty seconds the atmosphere in the tiny room had changed completely and now it was vibrating with awkwardness and secrets." (page 194)
  • " 'Welcome to borstal,' she added, spraying bits of crisp out of her mouth like snowflakes." (page 102)
  • "She saw the child white in the face, as white as paper, trembling all over..." (page 175)
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