The Twits - The Wormy Spaghetti

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What do spiders' legs and an octopus's eyeball have to do with metaphors? The fourth lesson in an 11-part unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl uses disgusting foods to teach about metaphoric writing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide a few examples before working on a metaphor as a class
Classroom Considerations

  • Check for allergies before bringing foods into the classroom
  • Requires access to the seventh chapter of The Twits
  • Gross metaphors may not appeal to some readers
Pros

  • Uses a high-interest activity to increase engagement
  • Provides seven activities to help extend learning
Cons