This activity, which is recommended for Years 3 to 5, has been devised by the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire (www.roalddahlmuseum.org) to support the museum’s Roald Dahl Schools Postcard Prize Draw. It could be used alongside work on any Roald Dahl novel as well as to study the effectiveness of the postcard as a means of communication and the opportunities postcard messages give for economy of text. Children are asked to hotseat Dahl characters and compose postcard texts from and to the characters after studying examples. Their postcards can then be entered for a prize draw (closing date September 12 2007) with a prize of a class visit to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre or Seven Stories, the Centre for the Children’s Book in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Full competition details are attached (in one of the 2 lesson plan files) plus the lesson plan. Topics also included; narrative texts; Well known authors and books.
With Roald Dahl Day coming up on September 11th, here are some resources I've used before. They can be used either in a literacy lesson as stimulus, or children can make them in ICT. The original Twits was made as a PowerPoint. I made it a .swf to preserve the sound. You can drag it straight onto smart notebook and it will play. Also, you can right click and choose Open with and then Internet Explorer.. it will then play.. use the arrowkeys to move the slides forward.
Roald Dahl Characters is just to provide images of the different charcters to remind children!
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A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
These ‘Library Challenge’ cards were made for my class library, but they could be used in a school library as well. The idea was just to get the children excited about reading and properly engaged with the books, and they’ve really enjoyed working through the activities – an added bonus being that I use this work to decorate the walls of our library.
There’s a selection of 10 Library Challenge Cards, plus a ‘Library Challenge of the Week’ which just allows for changing things up a little without having to print and laminate more cards.
Resources to introduce dystopian/post-apocalyptic literature conventions to AS students, but also suitable for GCSE or KS3 students. Designed to lead to a comparative essay on 'The Road' and 'The Handmaid's Tale' but easily adaptable for your choice of novels or to stand alone as a study of the four short stories included.
A variety of Literacy Tasks
Word mat provides useful words and phrases to support writing tasks.
Pirate Character Description Sheet with Writing Prompts and Graphics
Island Setting for a pirate adventure with further writing prompts
Simple Drawing Tasks
Label a Pirate
A great additional resource for a pirates topic.