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Roald Dahl Activities

This is a set of three activities, which are ideal for use during work connected to Roald Dahl and his books. They are also useful for celebrating Roald Dahl Day (September 13th) and can be used across KS1 and KS2. The activities focus on creative writing, but are also aimed at producing work for class displays. Activities: *Design a map for 'Roald Dahl Land', featuring drawings and writing linked to his books. *Write a fun information text about a Roald Dahl inspired weird and wonderful creature. *Create a fact file card/poster for a new giant for the BFG story. Included: *Teaching PowerPoint to introduce each activity, including examples of each task. *A variety of writing templates for the independent work. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources:
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Roald Dahl The BFG

A 20 page workbook based on Roald Dahl's The BFG. These can be printed out as separate worksheets for differentation or as a complete workbook for each member of the class. They are in black and white. Descriptive writing:- cave, own giant Creative writing:- Story about own giant, poem called Dreams Favourite and least favourite characters Making inferences and drawing conclusions Words and meanings Drawing activities Wrte a book blurb Write a book review
Boy by Roald DahlQuick View

Boy by Roald Dahl

Power-point presentations of close reading on each chapter, a individual presentation task , and a final creative writing task
Roald Dahl (Roald Dahl Day)Quick View

Roald Dahl (Roald Dahl Day)

FREE to new buyers: enter code SEPTEMBER-SAVER at checkout. A giant crossword puzzle designed to be completed in groups, featuring 111 quiz-style clues related to almost all Roald Dahl's children's stories and poetry books and a few related to the writer's life. Ideal for Roald Dahl Day on September 13th, World Book Day (WBD), end or start of term fun, at the end of a Roald Dahl focus / topic or just as a Roald 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 Key Stage 2 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 pupils have done as much as they can. You could print the crossword in A3 but it works fine in A4 too. I hope your pupils enjoy this. 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 Matilda The Witches The BFG 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 Boy Going Solo I have other giant crosswords for the same age which you may be interested in - one on children's books in general (Giant Book Crossword) and a French revision basics one. Click to see a bundle where you can get all 3 together at a discount to use during the year: Fun Giant Crosswords Bundle Some of my other popular KS2 / early KS3 literacy resources: Imaginative Story Writing Prompts Super Sentences For engaging, time-saving printables and presentations to plan Primary Literacy, Maths and French lessons, visit FullShelf Resources
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes Poetry Lessons and ActivitiesQuick View

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes Poetry Lessons and Activities

A set of lessons and activities for KS2 poetry work. These would also be ideal for use around World Poetry Day (21st March 2017). The lessons are based on 'Revolting Rhymes' by Roald Dahl. All lesson resources, differentiated activities and planning are provided as part of the pack. I have used this pack for a week of activities linked to Revolting Rhymes, as well as for a one-off lesson on Poetry Day. It could also be used for a set of guided reading activities. The teaching PowerPoint contains some background and introduction, as well as examples for modelling and discussing each independent task. The PowerPoint and the task sheets are provided in Word and pdf format. There are 5 independent activities, so the pack can be used for a whole week or just for 1 or 2 lessons. Focus can also be on one of the Rhymes or on all six, depending on your requirements. The flexibility of the lessons and the entertaining nature of the text means that I have been able to use this pack in Years 4 to 6, but it can also be easily adapted for younger children. Please note: some video links are included in the sessions, which should always be assessed for suitability prior to use! Also, as is well known, Cinderella is called a 'slut' at one point, so be prepared! Includes: *Teacher PowerPoint presentation *5 independent task sheets for support or structure *Challenge tasks are built into the PowerPoint slides *Full planning grid, linked to English curriculum Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more helpful English and general teaching resources:
Roald Dahl - the Twits - half term's guided readingQuick View

Roald Dahl - the Twits - half term's guided reading

A series of questions, answers and reading journal activity based around all areas of reading. Great alternative to SATs tests or written comprehensions. LOs To read a book for simple information, events and ideas To understand how an author uses different fonts and styles to help readers To understand how the author implies things by his use of language. To understand the moral of Roald’s story. To decide whether or not Roald Dahl’s punishment fits the crime.
Descriptive writing - Boy by Roald DahlQuick View

Descriptive writing - Boy by Roald Dahl

This is a lesson used with bottom set year 7 who require a lot of help and scaffolding. Based on the section in Boy by Roald Dahl, towards the start, in which he describes his school. Pupils read the section and then answer some comprehension questions, followed by planning and writing a description. Attached also is the writing frame I used to support the pupils in their planning.
Roald Dahl - three differentiated biographiesQuick View

Roald Dahl - three differentiated biographies

Biography of Roald Dahl simplified into three differentiated pieces for HA, MA, LA in Y5/6. Each simplified biography is up to one page long. Can be used to identify features of biographies, to aid understanding of how to structure a biography and support content understanding.
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The Twits:- Roald Dahl

A fantastic 32 page resource on Roald Dahl's novel The Twits suitable for KS1 and 2. Includes:- Book reviews which are differentiated Descrptive and imaginative writing Writing Lists Text evidence Making predictions Retelling parts of the story Writing a recipe Drawing conclusions Phrases Speech Marks SPaG Research skills Write a shortened version of the story I have also included a powerpoint presentation for classroom use.
The Enormous Crocodile:- Roald DahlQuick View

The Enormous Crocodile:- Roald Dahl

24 page Unit of work based on Roald dahl's picture Book The Enormous Crocodile. A great resource for KS1/2 to celebrate Dahl's 100th Anniversary. Can be printed as complete booklet or separate pages for display in the classroom. I have also included a powerpoint presentation. Great for differentation, mixed ability or composite classes. Includes:- Reading for Understanding Writing lists Adjectives Favourite and least favourite Sequencing events Funny animal names Descriptive writing Imaginative writing Speech marks Rhyming words Creating poetry New vocabulary Book review Drawing activities
Esio Trot by Roald Dahl - Reading and Comprehension ActivitiesQuick View

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl - Reading and Comprehension Activities

This is a 37 page PDF containing a range of activities and resources to support the teaching of reading and comprehension of Esio Trot by Roald Dahl. The activities are suitable for year 3 and some year 4 pupils. They include: 7 guided reads, 5 crosswords for vocabulary development, 2 sets of differentiated activity sheets for character analysis, activity sheets to explore plot structure and summary and activities to develop reading with expression. There are also suggestions for wider reading. Each of the activities are aligned with NC 2014 to enable tracking and the collection of evidence.
Roald DahlQuick View

Roald Dahl

General information about Roald Dahl's early life leading to his becoming a widely known author.
The Hitchhiker by Roald DahlQuick View

The Hitchhiker by Roald Dahl

The Hitchhiker by Roald Dahl Complete lessons or lessons, on the excellent short story by Roald Dahl! Complete and attractive lesson pack includes: • Engaging starters • Lesson objectives ��� Full story and discussion prompts throughout (pdf of the complete story included) • Card sort and text search activity • Agree or disagree discussion prompt activity • Key quote analysis discussion • Main question and WAGOLL • The Hitchhiker quiz Resources included at the back of the power point and as a separate resource for ease of use. An engaging lesson to use time and time again. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: (Credits: outstanding images by Osian Grifford,, font by, Roald Dahl PDF:
Boy by Roald Dahl Student booklet for unit of workQuick View

Boy by Roald Dahl Student booklet for unit of work

This 23-page resource would cover an entire unit based on Roald Dahl's 'Boy' or elements of the text in connection with autobiographical writing. The students completed an autobiography project alongside this scheme.
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Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

A 30 page resource which can be printed out as individual worksheets for differentiation or as a complete workbook for each child. A PDF file and a powerpoint presentation are included. writing a book review, character descriptions, new vocabulary, newpaper articles, internet research, writing poetry, looking at themes, traits of characters, internet research finding facts about the author, drawing activities, designing posters, golden tickets, portraits of favourite characters. This is a super resource to use with the children as a follow up to their reading. Suitable for KS1 and 2.
Roald Dahl Lessons and Activities BundleQuick View

Roald Dahl Lessons and Activities Bundle

A set of various lessons and activities linked to Roald Dahl and his work. All are fully resourced, with any necessary teaching resources, differentiated independent tasks and planning. Included: *Full week of lessons for 'The Witches'. *Set of lessons and activities for 'Revolting Rhymes'. *Set of fun Roald Dahl themed activities. Please see the Goldtopfox shop for a full range of useful teaching resources:
Twisted Fairytales - Roald DahlQuick View

Twisted Fairytales - Roald Dahl

Creative writing task looking at the conventions of fairytales through Roald Dahl's &'Little Red Riding Hood&';. Used originally for a Year 5/6 transition lesson, it is easily adaptable for both KS2 and KS3.