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.
Inference: Matilda is developing a plan to help Miss Honey get back at Miss Trunchbull.
Inference: Matilda is quite intelligent and will be able to easily compute her dad's profits.
Inference: Miss Honey's evil aunt is Miss Trunchbull, the Headmistress at Matilda's school.
"I've been thinking about it all the way back from your cottage and I believe I've got just a tiny bit of an idea."
"Listen boy," he said, addressing the son and ignoring Matilda," seeing as you'll be going into this business with me one day, you've got to know how to add up the profits you make at the end of each day."
"And you must remember that this aunt of mine is a much respected figure in the community. She has a lot of influence." "Who is she?" Matilda asked.