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The Twits - The Glass Eye and the Frog

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
What do a pair of stinky socks and a toy hamster have in common? The third lesson in an 11-part unit designed to accompany The Twits by Roald Dahl uses silly objects to teach about figurative language. Zany pranks and role play make for...
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The Twits - Mrs Twit

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly." The second lesson in an 11-part unit that accompanies The Twits by Roald Dahl uses poetry to encourage positive character traits. Mrs. Twit has ugly thoughts, but those thoughts can...
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Using The BFG in the Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Use a resource that highlights Roald Dahl's seven tips for imaginative writing while reading The BFG. The activities encourage learners to become creative writers through finding harmony, establishing stamina, engaging in imaginative...
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Matilda - The New Home

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Matilda finally gets her happy ending with a new home with Miss Honey. But first, Mr. Wormwood goes on trial for his wrong doings and bad car sales. Class members take on the role of a character in the trial and participate in a role...
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Matilda - The Third Miracle

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Magnus takes a visit to the classroom in the 20th chapter of Matilda. Or does he? After reading, learners interview the person in the hot seat to get a detailed account of what happened during this chapter. Then, they write individual...
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Matilda - The First Miracle

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
As the story unfolds, readers discover Matilda has a superpower. Take part in an activity that has learners talking about what superpower they would have, how they would use it, and how it could help others. Then, after reading the 14th...
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Matilda - The Weekly Test

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Readers take the main characters in Matilda and individually describe them through a mnemonic. To get there, group members create an acrostic poem describing the character they were given, and choose one of the words from the acrostic...
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Matilda - Bruce Bogtrotter and the Cake

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
After reading the 11th chapter in Matilda, class members take on the role of Bruce Bogtrotter and re-enact the cake eating scene. Here's the catch: they must come-up with an impromptu re-enactment of the scene from the story, and use...
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Matilda - The Platinum-Blond Man

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Before reading Chapter Six, "The Platinum-Blond Man" in Matilda, readers preview the illustration of Mrs. Wormwood dropping her plate of food, and think about what may have happened to cause the scene. After reading the chapter, class...
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Matilda - Miss Trunchbull

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
How would you react to the Trunchbull if she was your teacher? This is the focus of an activity that has readers imagining and then acting out their reactions to various Trunchball scenarios in the story.
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Matilda - Miss Honey and The Trunchbull

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
As the instructor reads aloud several quotes from five chapters of the story Matilda, class members mime their interpretation of the scenes. Then, after reading "Miss Honey" and "The Trenchbull" (chapters seven and eight), the class...
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Matilda - Arithmetic

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Mr. Wormwood, one of the characters in Roald Dahl's Matilda, is not the most trustworthy of characters. Have student groups take on the roles of car salespeople and play a game to see who can make the most profit by selling refurbished...
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Matilda - The Ghost

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
How do you think the parrot in "The Ghost" chapter of Matilda feels in the chimney? Put a class member in the hot seat and have the class ask questions relating to how they might have felt if they were the parrot in the chimney. Then,...
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Matilda - The Reader of Books

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
The titular Matilda from Roald Dahl's famous novel adored books above all things. Discuss why it is important to read stories from across cultures and around the world using the first chapter from the ever-loved story Matilda.
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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Follow up a reading of The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl with this collaborative lesson on teamwork. Starting with a fun team game, learners go on to investigate examples of teamwork in the story before working in small...
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Roald Dahl Day Challenge

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Have some fun with Roald Dahl-related activities in order to celebrate him as a person and a writer. The page includes 10 tasks that learners can complete to honor Dahl, including everything from wearing something yellow to swapping a...
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Roald Dahl Day Book Swap Sheets

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Celebrate reading with a book swap and exchange of favorite Roald Dahl book pages. There are eight cards on this page for pupils to fill out with their information. 
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Sunbeams Quote - Roald Dahl

For Teachers K - 6th
Roald Dahl spreads happiness and sunbeams to your classroom with a delightful poster. It features a smiling sun and a quote from the author, encouraging kids to have good thoughts.
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James and the Giant Peach Comprehensive Guide

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Each page of a comprehension packet that accompanies James and The Giant Peach requires learners to think, comprehend, focus on characters, make text-to-self and text-to-world connections, and build vocabulary through context. The...
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
A fancifully illustrated guide to Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox, this series of lessons, activities, and tasks could be used in its entirety or picked apart and used piecemeal. Have young readers investigate the role of dialogue in...
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Comprehension: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

For Teachers 4th - 7th
If your class will be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this guided reading worksheet may increase their comprehension. It asks them to re-read passages (provided) from the book and then answer numerous short answer questions. A...
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Responding to Literature: James and the Giant Peach

For Teachers 5th
Fifth grade reader/writers create an alternate ending to an episode in Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach in which our protagonist "loses" the chance to magically solve all his problems. Prompts students not only to write creatively...
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The Landlady Pre-Reading: The Characters

For Students 5th - 7th
Prepare your class to read "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl with these pre-reading activities about the two main characters in the story. This resource provides a brief overview of the story as well as excerpts from the text that describe...
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Convince that Jury (Inspired by Roald Dahl's

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What happened to a murder case when the police eat the murder weapon? After reading Roald Dahl's dark and ironic short story "Lamb to the Slaughter," students write a persuasive essay to convince a jury that the wife who killed her...