Celebrating Roald Dahl Day

Lesson ideas, creative activities and quizzes to help primary students celebrate the world of Roald Dahl

Tes Resources Team

The Author Roald Dahl Thinking About Writing, Matilda,fantastic Mr Fox,enormous Crocodile,the Twits,the Magic Finger,james & The Giant Peach,georges Marvellous Medicine,charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Worksheets, storyboards and quizzes to inspire young learners as you explore the world of Roald Dahl 

Roald Dahl Day, celebrated on 13 September, is a perfect opportunity to introduce your class to books that have inspired children for generations. He is renowned for creating characters that are loved by all: from the eccentric Mr Fox and the Grand High Witch to the extraordinary, yet easily relatable, Matilda, James and Charlie.

What better time to ignite the imaginations of your students and capture the joy, intrigue and adventure of the magical worlds that Dahl created?

Finding out about Roald Dahl

Guess the Roald Dahl character.
sophiebabs

Guess the Roald Dahl character.

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Used as a stimulus for writing. Includes 10 cards that have clues on for the children to guess the Roald Dahl character. Please leave a review if you find the resources useful.
Roald Dahl Quiz
Krazikas

Roald Dahl Quiz

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This is a highly visual and fully editable 100 question PowerPoint quiz on Roald Dahl s children s books and includes questions on Matilda, The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Danny Champion of the World, Fantastic Mr Fox, George s Marvellous Medicine, The Twits, Boy, The Giraffe, Pell...
Celebrating Roald Dahl
teachercellar

Celebrating Roald Dahl

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A bundle to help teachers celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Roald Dahl. Save 2.50 when not buying individually. Information Facts Timeline of publications The Magic Finger Workbook The Enormous Crocodile Workbook The Twits Workbook Literacy challenges. Selection of Book Reviews

Discovering plots and engaging creatively

Fantastic Mr Fox Comprehension
CatStobes

Fantastic Mr Fox Comprehension

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Fantastic Mr Fox worksheets based on the first 5 chapters of the book. Actvities and questions included in the worksheets are based on Bloom's taxonomy questions, as well as the reading strategies outlined in Active Literacy approaches.
Matilda reading questions
Galvin

Matilda reading questions

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Here is a start of some questions for Roald Dahl's book Matilda. They could be used as a starting for discussion during guided reading sessions or given to children to work independently.
Roald Dahl-Inspired Poetry Lesson Plan for KS2
YoungWriters

Roald Dahl-Inspired Poetry Lesson Plan for KS2

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Write a poem based on a Roald Dahl book or character. Lots of suggestions for different poetry ideas based on Roald Dahl's work, plus tips and techniques, and examples. Ideal for Key Stage 2 pupils. Ideal for Roald Dahl Day on 13th September too.