Help your ESL Students Engage with the story of Matilda




Matilda is a great story for the ESL classroom. It is a story about a girl who is mistreated by her parents and her school principal. However, she is a very smart girl and uses her intelligence to get revenge on those who have wronged her. The film is a great way to teach kids about bullying and how to stand up for themselves. It is also a great way to teach kids about using their brains to solve problems.


If you're looking for some ideas to use the Matilda book companion in your ESL classroom, you've come to the right place. Matilda is a great book for teaching vocabulary and grammar, and there are a number of activities you can do with your students to help them learn the material. In this blog post, we'll share some of our favorite ideas for using the Matilda book companion in the ESL classroom.



There are a variety of activities that can be done with a book companion. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Have students read the book and then discuss it in class. Use the book as a way to introduce new vocabulary words.

Have students write their own stories based on characters in the book. Use the book to teach about different cultures and customs.

Have your students create a character map. This will help them keep track of the characters in the book and their roles in the story.

Have your students create a timeline of events. This will help them understand the sequence of events in the book. Have your students create a list of vocabulary words. This will help them learn new words and understand the book better.

Use the book as a starting point for discussions about bullying and its effects on individuals and society. 

Have students create their own "Wanted" posters for Miss Trunchbull, using the templates provided in the companion.



More ideas:
  • make a "Map of Matilda's World"
  • design a new cover for the book
  • have a "Guess the Quote" contest
  • have students write their own version of the story
  • have a "Design Your Own Cake" contest
  • act out scenes from the story.
  • make up their own questions about the story and interview each other.
  • make a board game based on the book
  • make a "Guess the Character" game



Matilda Book Companion is an excellent resource for ESL teachers. It provides a variety of activities that can be used to help students improve their English language skills. The activities are designed to be fun and engaging, and they are a great way to get students to practice their English outside of the classroom, too.

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