Matilda Theme

Matilda Theme
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Matilda Lesson Plans

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

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.


Storyboard Description

Matilda Theme in a graphic organizer

Storyboard Text

  • GOOD
  • How does one choose a famous grown-up book for a little girl?
  • EVIL
  • What is this trash?
  • Mrs. Phelps notices Matilda's gift, but does not say anything. Instead, she gives her a library card and books to read.
  • Agatha, give my Jenny back her house!
  • Mr. Wormwood, Matilda's father, is very cruel and abusive to his young daughter.
  • You will pay me your salary for the next 10 years!
  • Matilda devises and executes a plan to help Miss Honey get her house back from Miss Trunchbull.
  • No! It can't be!
  • Miss Trunchbull made Miss Honey her slave and cheated her by taking away the house and money that was owed to her.
  • You'll probably never learn to read anything!
  • Miss Honey agrees to take care of Matilda when Mr. and Mrs. Wormwood flee to Spain.
  • Miss Trunchbull does not treat the students very nicely; she especially despises the youngest class.
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