Roald Dahl-Inspired Ideas Book

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Inspire young authors to dream big and connect with their inner writer with a 13-page packet that showcases the work of the famous author, Roald Dahl. A focus on the story, The BHG, scholars begin their Idea Book, reflect on their aspirations, and create a whimsical character for their first movie scene, chapter, or short story. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Display the Bio Page and Dream Big pages at Open House or during Parent-Teacher Conferences 
  • Gather a collection of books by Dahl, have them readily available for learners to read when time permits 
  • Read and watch The BFG then compare and contrast their contents
Classroom Considerations

  • Lessons require one to several 40-minute periods 
  • Color copies look best; however, black and white will get the job done 
  • The resource promotes the movie version of the story with a past date from when it was released 

  • The BFG contains fun and fantastical nonsense words that engage the reader
  • Encourages participants to think about their hopes and dreams and what they should do to reach them 

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