Lesson Plan : James and the Giant Peach

Teacher Name:
 Ms. Johnson
 Grade 6
 Language Arts

 James ann the Giant Peach
 Introduce vocabulary for the following week Chapter 1 Enormous: very large Escaped: to get away mischief: to get into trouble Nuisance: annoying Permitted: allowed Chapter 2 Peculiar: strange Hag: ugly old woman Blunt: not sharp, dull Spectacles: glasses Chapter 3 Emerging: come out into view Beckoning: to invite Chapter 4 Gulp: a large swallow Miserable: very unhappy Chapter 5 Scattered: to go in all directions Vanished: to go away, disappear Chapter 6 Mistaken: wrong Ripe: ready to eat Chapter 7 Extraordinary: wonderful Mammoth: giant Spellbound: shocked so you can't move Cautiously: carefully
 Show students the book and determine what they know about the book. Discuss details and topics we will focus on in the book: England, losing parents, living with relatives, being abused, insects and bugs, peaches, seagulls, flying, clouds, New York City, the Empire State Building, and Central Park. Introduce students to the author, give the students some background on Roald Dahl.
 The class will read each chapter aloud taking turns. As the students read the chapter aloud, the teacher will point out the vocabulary words and have the students try to determine the meaning of the word from context clues. The teacher will clarify the meaning of the word by providing a definition, synonyms, and antonyms for the word. The teacher will also use the word in a sentence.
 book, sounds, 3-D models, objects for tactile learning.
 Compare the texture and taste of the skin, seeds and taste of a peach, nectarine, and plums. Give students tactile reference of a peach. Have students record characteristics about Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker while the teacher is reading

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