Roald Dahl Quiz Crossword Activity
Parents might like this as a fun home learning activity for the whole family if you have Roald Dahl fans in the household! This is a low-prep giant crossword quiz puzzle, designed to be completed in groups, featuring 110 quiz style clues related to almost all Dahl's children's stories and poetry books and a few related to the writer's life. Great for Roald Dahl Day, special reading events, World Book Day, end or start of term fun, at the end of a Roald Dahl author study or just as a Dahl celebration because almost all children love this author and his quirky characters! Why not use it as an early finisher activity, to be completed over several lessons? Suits KS2 or early KS3 and equivalents.

Collaborative completion works especially well as it will spark off informal reading chats as children compete against other groups to finish it, pooling knowledge of this popular children's author's texts - his stories, poems and works of autobiography. Children could research any questions they do not know. In addition to the Solution, I have also included an Answer Sheet with the answers listed in alphabetical order to give out for differentiation or when students have done as much as they can. You could print the crossword in A3 but it works fine in A4 too.

If you can spare a moment I would be grateful for a review. Many thanks.

Books featured are:

George's Marvellous Medicine
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Fantastic Mr Fox
The Witches
The Enormous Crocodile
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
The Twits
James and the Giant Peach
Danny the Champion of the World
Revolting Rhymes
Dirty Beasts
Esio Trot
The Magic Finger
The Minpins
Going Solo

SAVE by purchasing this as part of this World Book Day BUNDLE which also includes a Giant Children's Book Crossword

Some of my other popular KS2 / early KS3 literacy resources:

Creative Writing Story Prompts
Super Sentences

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Created: Aug 10, 2017

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