Theme Analysis

Class: Reading and Writing - Term:3

Summary of the book Matilda

Matilda is a sweet young girl and all she wants to do is read. But her parents think she is useless just because she reads. When she goes to school she thinks it will be different than her life at home. But then she meets the Trunchbull who is the meanest thing. Her teacher Ms.Honey also hates the Headmistress. But when Matilda finds out the true story of Ms.Honey, all Matilda wants to do is help her. Matilda ends up discovering a power that will end up helping Ms.Honey and find out the true story about her.

Favorite Activity

My favorite activity was the argument with games because we got to play games


*Have you done a similar type of work in the past?

- Yes in 5th grade we had to write a argument Writting on our favorite candy.

*What did you find frustrating about the project?

- The frustrating part was how much time we had to work on the draft, and to type up the finish copy.

*Did you do your work the way other people did theirs?

- No because people did the finish copy at school but I got mine don on the weekend.

*What is one thing you want to improve upon?

- I would like to cheak over my work a little more before I hand it in.

*Whats one goal you would like to set for yourself for next time?

- I would want to include more detail on what I am arguing.

Ms.Schmidt's Focus Questions:

Here are some questions you can ask your child about reading and writing class:

-What book did you read for your theme analysis essay? Can you show me your book flyer?

-What is the central theme of your novel?

-How do you make a convincing argument? What are the main components of argument writing?

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