Lamb to the Slaughter - Roald DahlQuick View

Lamb to the Slaughter - Roald Dahl

Three PowerPoints, a cloze exercise and a copy of the short story 'Lamb to the Slaughter' by Roald Dahl. I used this with a low-ability year nine group but it should also work with year seven and eight. The lessons look at character descriptions and also address how tension and suspense are created. I have included the link to the 'Tales of the Unexpected' television show.
Roald Dahl - The TwitsQuick View

Roald Dahl - The Twits

The first few chapters printable, nicely presented and some great activities from 'The Twits' Suitable for Years 2-4 if edited according to ability.
Year 2 comprehension - Roald Dahl character descriptionsQuick View

Year 2 comprehension - Roald Dahl character descriptions

This resource is a comprehension activity for year 2. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. The booklet is Roald Dahl themed and includes character descriptions for some of Dahl's most-loved characters. The characters covered are from The Twits, The Enormous Crocodile and Fantastic Mr Fox, which are all suitable for KS1. There are a range of 'what,' and 'who,' 'which' and 'how' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.
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.
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes Poetry Lessons and ActivitiesQuick View

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes Poetry Lessons and Activities

This is my best selling resource and is a set of lessons and activities for KS2 poetry work. These would also be ideal for use around National Poetry Day or World Poetry Day. 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:
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 Dahl - The BFG: ComprehensionsQuick View

Roald Dahl - The BFG: Comprehensions

A range of six comprehensions that test a variety of reading skills (inference, prediction, information selection, structural features, language selection, writer's purpose, cultural context). More resources available at
Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate  FactoryQuick View

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 DahlQuick View

Roald Dahl

General information about Roald Dahl's early life leading to his becoming a widely known author.
The Witches - by Roald Dahl - Reading Comprehension Story / TextQuick View

The Witches - by Roald Dahl - Reading Comprehension Story / Text

This Reading Comprehension worksheet is suitable for higher elementary to proficient ESL learners or native English speakers. The text is a summary/ short story based on Roald Dahl's "The Witches". After carefully reading the text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including comprehension questions, gap filling, matching and True or False exercises. The text can be used for vocabulary building purposes. This handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework. Ideally the worksheet can be completed on or near Halloween.
Poetry Introdution with Roald DahlQuick View

Poetry Introdution with Roald Dahl

The objectives for this are: Be able to show what a good one looks like (W.A.G.O.L.L.) Be able to write a short poem. This is best used with year 4-6 and is best in a open classroom space as the starter needsa fair bit of space. This is the power point that was used for the Young Poet 2016 workshops and all young people enjoyed but some of the games may need to be adapted to suit people with disabilities.
Esio Trot - Roald Dahl - KS1 Comprehension Activities Booklet!Quick View

Esio Trot - Roald Dahl - KS1 Comprehension Activities Booklet!

This resource booklet contains a wide range of age-appropriate, engaging, and meaningful comprehension activities for use throughout the reading of Roald Dahl's 'Esio Trot.' (Teachers have found them particularly useful in comprehension or guided reading sessions). They are perfect for aiding the progress of children towards meeting the KS1 expectations within the new National Curriculum framework. Children love learning from these resources, whilst they are also of great use to teachers, as there is explicit information within each task regarding which comprehension strands the task is designed to demonstrate. They also relate to key extracts, characters, and themes from the story, ensuring that children gain a deep understanding of the text. Activities within the booklet include: - 'Feed Alfie' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'talk about their favourite words and phrases in the story;' - 'Dahl's Description' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Explain meanings of words that they know and ask the meaning of new words. Link the meaning of new words to words that they already know;' - 'Mr Hoppy's Plan' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Say what might happen next in a story based on what has happened so far;' - 'Story Mountain' - to enable students to demonstrate that they can: 'Enjoy reading and discussing the order of events in books and how items of information are related.' Plus many, many more activities (the booklet is around 20 pages in length!) I've also added it as a PDF in case the formatting differs on your computer. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on a separate document (included).
George's Marvellous Medicine novel study- worksheets, display materials- ROALD DAHLQuick View

George's Marvellous Medicine novel study- worksheets, display materials- ROALD DAHL

A bumper pack of resources for George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl including: Display banner- a long colourful banner to print for your display Display borders- two different borders- one with different bottles and the other showing the different character A George’s Marvellous Medicine quiz- 30 questions for the quiz master to choose from with answers and a quiz recording sheet Word searches- 2 different word searches with words about the story Question cards- decorated question cards to use on your display Large ingredient pictures- large colourful bottles labelled with all of the ingredients George used for his marvellous medicine Character posters- a colour picture of each character and their name Story words- decorated cards with words relating to the story A4 word card- with words relating to the story and the character names- great to use when writing about the story Various decorated worksheets including: Book review- write a book review about ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine Letter writing- write a letter to the farmers from Mr Kranky telling them all about the marvellous medicine Newspaper articles- various outlines for reporting about the giant animals on the farm Character profiles Design a poster- design some colourful posters to advertise the marvellous medicine to farmers Character writing- various sheets to write about each of the main characters Question worksheets Writing sheets- various decorated sheets with borders to photocopy and use for writing activities Grandma’s view- draw and write about Grandma’s view from the roof of the house Marvellous medicine- write about a different effect of the medicine New story ending- Think of a different ending to the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine Instruction writing- write instructions for making the marvellous medicine Medicine effects- Draw the chickens after the medicine experiments Label the jar- Design an exciting label for the bottle of marvellous medicine What were George’s thought- draw and write the different things George wanted to do to Grandma Mixing pot chant- write your own chant to say when the mixture is stirred Describing worksheet- describe what happened to Grandma after she was given the medicine Shopping list- write a shopping list for ingredients for the medicine George’s life- Write two diary entries by George- one when Grandma lived with hem and the other when Grandma had disappeared My marvellous medicine- write about your own marvellous medicine and what is in it and what it does Character facts- write three facts about each character Order the statements- cut and order the different parts of the story Write your own story- make up your own marvellous medicine story