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Matilda Summary
Roald Dahl

Everything you need to understand or teach Matilda by Roald Dahl.

  • Matilda Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Matilda Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Matilda Summary

Plot Summary

Matilda is the whimsical story of a brilliant young girl whose senseless and ridiculous parents do not notice or care that their daughter is a genius. Things do not get much better for Matilda once she goes to school because the school Headmistress is even more cruel and absurd than her parents. Fortunately, Matilda's teacher proves herself to be an ally and when Matilda hears the charming Miss Honey's terrible life story, she uses her unique abilities to help in a way that only Matilda can.

Matilda's parents are the exact opposite of normal parents. Instead of thinking too highly of their child, they find her to be dull and inconvenient. In reality, Matilda is anything but these things, teaching herself to read by the age of three and possessing a mind like a calculator. When she discovers the library down the road, a whole new world opens...

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Study Pack

The Matilda Study Pack contains about 50 pages of study material in 5 products, including:

Matilda Study Guide

Lesson Plan

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Matilda Lesson Plans contain 116 pages of teaching material, including:

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