The BFG Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Use this lesson plan after reading 'The BFG.' By lesson's end, students will be able to summarize the story, then compare and contrast two major characters. Finish up with a fun activity that applies concepts from the book.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • list key plot points from The BFG by Roald Dahl
  • compare and contrast characters from The BFG


  • 1 hour


  • Copies of the lesson Roald Dahl's The BFG: Book Summary, one for each student
  • Recycled glass jars with lids
  • Strips of paper, cut to line the inside of the jars
  • Paper, pencils, markers, etc.
  • Copies of the book The BFG by Roald Dahl

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.1

Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3

Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).


NOTE: This lesson has been written for classes that have finished reading the book The BFG by Roald Dahl.

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