‘Matilda’ text study

About this unit

This unit of work illustrates how assessment tasks can be integrated in a text study unit focused on Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’ for students at the C1 level of the Victorian Curriculum F-10 English as an Additional Language (EAL). The linguistic structures and features covered in the unit include the present simple tense, noun groups and connectives. The main summative assessment task is a written character description. This unit of work can provide EAL students with a strong foundation in analysing and writing about characters and build their capacity to write effective paragraphs. The variety of activities and scaffolded tasks support student learning and engagement.

Credit to Sarah Martin from Blackburn English Language School for her contributions to this unit.


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Matilda – Year 7 and 8, C1 [PDF]

Matilda – Year 7 and 8, C1 [Word]

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