We have started reading "The Twits" by Roald Dahl. Here is Chapter 1-3. Read these chapters. Write a character description of Mr Twit. Choose some adjectives to describe him and explain why you have chosen them, using the evidence from the text.
Thursday 13th January
Read Chapter 5 of The Twits. It tells the story of the first trick!
Friday 14th January 2022
Remember that adverbial phrases are a word or phrase that describes a verb in a sentence.
Mrs Twit carefully dropped her glass eye into Mr Twit's mug.
While he wasn't looking, Mrs Twit dropper her glass eye into Mr Twit's mug.
Complete these sentences by choosing the best adverbial.
Tuesday 18th January
Read the chapter of The Twits about the glass eye again. Can you think of a trick that one of the characters could play on the other? Write the beginning of your 'chapter'. Set the scene and introduce the trick without going into the detail of it.
Here is an example:
To pay Mrs Twit back for the glass eye trick, Mr Twit decided that he would trick her with some of her favourite chocolates. Instead of eating her beloved salted caramel truffles, he would swap them for some stinky, gross brussel sprouts (secretly covered in chocolate of course). That morning, while Mrs Twit was snoring in front of the TV, Mr Twit quietly got to work in the kitchen. To pay Mrs Twit back for the glass eye trick, Mr Twit decided that he would trick her with some of her favourite chocolates. Instead of eating her beloved salted caramel truffles, he would swap them for some stinky, gross brussel sprouts (secretly covered in chocolate of course). That morning, while Mrs Twit was snoring in front of the TV, Mr Twit quietly got to work in the kitchen.
Wednesday 19th January
We're going to carry on with our writing from yesterday. You should have introduced the "trick" to be played on Mr Twit or Mrs Twit by the other one. The next paragraph should describe how the trick was set up and carried out. Here's an example of how you could do it. Can you spot any adverbs or adverbial phrases? Try and include at least two in your writing!
That morning, while Mrs Twit was snoring in front of the TV, Mr Twit quietly got to work in the kitchen. He had bought the most stinky brussel sprouts the corner shop had to offer. They only cost pennies because they were almost ready to be thrown out. To make them look like Mrs Twit’s beloved salted caramel truffles, Mr Twit carefully melted some lovely milk chocolate on the hob. Dipping each brussel sprout in the chocolate, one by one, he placed them on a chipped white plate from the cupboard. One hour cooling in the fridge and they would be ready for Mrs Twit’s afternoon snack.
Finish your story about the trick that Mrs Twit played on Mr Twit (or vice versa). Remember, in this paragraph, include how the trick was carried out and their reaction to the trick. Why don't you include some direct speech?
Writing Task : Diary Entry
Imagine you are Mr Twit or Mrs Twit. What would your diary entry say after you have performed a trick on Mr Twit or Mrs Twit? How would you be feeling? What did you enjoy most about doing the trick?
Write an example of a diary entry that evening after you have carried out your trick.
Re-read one of the chapters of The Twits. We're going to change the text into a playscript using some of the dialogue. Remember for a playscript, you should include the character who is speaking, followed by a colon and the words they say:
Mr Twit: Oh do shut up, you old hag!
Notice we don't include inverted commas.
Choose a section of the story to change into a playscript.