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A fun reading lesson for grade 3 and 4 students that explores using expression, drama and role play. This lesson uses The Twits and The Witches by Roald Dahl.
FluencyEndurance
Grade:3-4
Lesson from Cleverbean

Using Expression With Roald Dahl Characters - The Twits meet The Witches

Learning Intention: Use expression and intonation when reading.

A fun reading lesson for grade 3 and 4 students that explores using expression, drama and role play. This lesson uses The Twits and The Witches by Roald Dahl.
FluencyEndurance
Lesson from Cleverbean
Grade: 3-4

Using Expression With Roald Dahl Characters - The Twits meet The Witches

Learning Intention: Use expression and intonation when reading.

What you'll need

  • ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl
  • ‘The Witches’ by Roald Dahl
  • Mini whiteboards
  • Whiteboard markers
  • Costume props
Curriculum

Grade 3 - ACELY1792

Grade 4 - ACELY1688

Success criteria

  • I can use expression when I perform.
  • I can use hand gestures and facial expressions to show feelings.
  • I can plan a short drama skit to perform.
Lesson

Modelled

  1. Review with the students what you have learnt from lesson 1-3 and why it is important to know about these skills when reading or performing:
    a. Expression/intonation.
    b. Pitch.
    c. Pronunciation/accents.
    d. Facial expressions and gestures.

  2. Tell students to stand up and walk around the room. Direct them to walk like Mr Twit, Mrs Twit, and The Grand High Witch. Ask them to think about how their posture and movements change for these different characters. Look for good examples and ask students to demonstrate to the class.

  3. Organise students into groups of 3 and ask them to have a conversation as Mr Twit, Mrs Twit, and The Grand High Witch. Listen for good examples of character voices and ask students to demonstrate to the class.