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Ch 14: Roald Dahl Books Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Create comprehensive lesson plans that cover Roald Dahl books with this video lesson chapter. This chapter will also show you how you can use the included video lessons to teach your students.

Roald Dahl Books Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

If you need to teach your students about Roald Dahl's most important stories, these lesson plan outlines will help you teach the material effectively. Roald Dahl books covered in this chapter include:

  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Matilda
  • The Magic Finger
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

These video lessons will show you how you can engage your classroom through comprehension and discussion questions. You'll also learn classroom activities you can present to your students.

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  • Curriculum standards: Ensures your Roald Dahl lessons meet education standards
  • Student engagement: Engages students with Roald Dahl discussion questions and classroom activities
  • Additional resources: Includes video lessons you can show your class to teach/reinforce their understanding of the material
  • Learning objectives: Covers the most important literary elements of Roald Dahl's books, such as plot, themes and characters

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning Roald Dahl lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific Roald Dahl books you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your literature class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Roald Dahl book lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important literature concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant Roald Dahl-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

42 Lessons in Chapter 14: Roald Dahl Books Lesson Plans
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James & the Giant Peach Lesson Plan

1. James & the Giant Peach Lesson Plan

This lesson plan will help you teach your students about the adventures of James and the Giant Peach. In the process, they will review the idea of different types of conflict in literature.

James & the Giant Peach Activities

2. James & the Giant Peach Activities

Reading ''James and the Giant Peach''? These engaging, easily adaptable activities will increase comprehension and engagement among your students using materials you have handy.

James & the Giant Peach Comprehension Questions

3. James & the Giant Peach Comprehension Questions

With enchanting characters and an engaging plot, students can easily forget they're reading for understanding in ''James and the Giant Peach''. Check on what they understand during and after reading with these questions.

James & the Giant Peach Discussion Questions

4. James & the Giant Peach Discussion Questions

'James and the Giant Peach' is an exciting exploration of an imaginary world. Use these discussion questions to evaluate student comprehension, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

Matilda Lesson Plan

5. Matilda Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to support the reading of 'Matilda' with your students. An informational text lesson guides the story summary and is supplemented with discussion questions and activities to increase understanding. Finish with a quiz and culminating activity to make learning stick.

Matilda by Roald Dahl: Book Summary

6. Matilda by Roald Dahl: Book Summary

'Matilda' is about a very smart girl who is ignored by her parents. Matilda learns she has a special power and uses it to help teachers and students at her school. Read this summary to find out if Matilda finds happiness for herself!

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Comprehension Questions

7. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Comprehension Questions

Teachers, utilize this lesson to confirm your students read the book. Assign Setting, Themes and Scenes and It's All About What You Think questions to further enhance their literary analysis and critical thinking skills.

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Discussion Questions

8. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Discussion Questions

Teachers, use this lesson to ensure students have read the book. Expand their critical thinking and analysis skills with the It's All About What You Think questions. You may use this lesson in a traditional classroom or in an online environment.

Matilda Comprehension Questions

9. Matilda Comprehension Questions

'Matilda' is a book filled with complex characters and a bit of magic. Utilize the following questions to ensure student comprehension, challenge critical thinking, and develop literary analysis skills.

Fantastic Mr. Fox Comprehension Questions

10. Fantastic Mr. Fox Comprehension Questions

Teachers, ''Fantastic Mr. Fox'' is a great fictional read for students. In this lesson, students will answer questions to confirm they read the book. They will also be able to share their personal thoughts as they relate to the characters and scenes.

The BFG Lesson Plan

11. The BFG Lesson Plan

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.

Roald Dahl's The BFG: Book Summary

12. Roald Dahl's The BFG: Book Summary

In this lesson you will learn about the book ''The BFG'' by Roald Dahl. You will learn about the main characters, and then learn what the book is about!

The BFG Pre-Reading Activities

13. The BFG Pre-Reading Activities

Completing strong pre-reading activities can make all the difference in ensuring that students get as much as possible out of a book. This lesson offers pre-reading activities that will help your students enjoy and learn from Roald Dahl's 'The BFG.'

The BFG Activities & Projects

14. The BFG Activities & Projects

The BFG is a whimsical and interesting chapter book that engages children on multiple levels. This lesson gives you some ideas for activities to do when reading the BFG with children.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Lesson Plan

15. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Lesson Plan

If your students have finished reading Dahls' 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' consider using this lesson plan to guide your review of the book's most important elements. In addition to a text lesson, find an activity that will encourage students to display their knowledge through creativity.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Summary & Characters

16. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Summary & Characters

Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' has captured the imagination of children and adults for more than 50 years. In this lesson, we'll find out more about the chocolate factory with its wonderfully named candies and memorable characters.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Games & Activities

17. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Games & Activities

''Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'' is a fun read for students. The book encourages the use of imagination while teaching an important lesson about behaving appropriately. These activities and games will enhance students' comprehension of the story and its events.

The Witches by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

18. The Witches by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

'The Witches' by Roald Dahl is an imaginative story that will most definitely appeal to your students. This lesson plan is designed to support the book with a lesson and activity designed to reinforce the book's plot and characters.

The Witches by Roald Dahl: Summary & Characters

19. The Witches by Roald Dahl: Summary & Characters

Does every story have to have a perfect happily ever after? For a little boy and his grandmamma, a happy ending comes at a price! Let's find out more about what happens to the boy and his grandmother in 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl.

The Magic Finger Lesson Plan

20. The Magic Finger Lesson Plan

'The Magic Finger' by Roald Dahl is an early independent reading book that broaches the subject of animal rights. Teach your students about this book using a text lesson that summarizes the text and an activity to help students demonstrate understanding.

The Magic Finger Summary

21. The Magic Finger Summary

Have you ever wanted to change what other people are doing to the point that you wished you could use magic on them? In 'The Magic Finger,' a young girl uses magic on her neighbors to change their way of thinking about hunting.

The Magic Finger Activities

22. The Magic Finger Activities

'The Magic Finger' is a fictional book that sees a family turn into miniature people because they like to hunt. The following activities will allow students to recall specific scenes and events while formulating opinions and discussing their experiences.

The Magic Finger Comprehension Questions

23. The Magic Finger Comprehension Questions

''The Magic Finger'' is a fun book, but it also allows students to explore how to handle opposing viewpoints. This lesson will enhance their comprehension, critical and literary analysis skills as well.

The Twits Lesson Plan

24. The Twits Lesson Plan

This lesson plan makes your instruction of 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl as humorous as the book itself. A text lesson gives a background on the author and an activity brings to life one of the tricks from the book.

Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

25. Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

Students are sure to remember reading several of Roald Dahl's childhood novels. Students will learn more about Dahl in this lesson plan where they will read a lesson, answer discussion prompts, complete an activity, and take a quiz.

The Landlady by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

26. The Landlady by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

Explore the concepts of theme, irony, deception, and naiveté in this lesson for teaching the hair-raising 'The Landlady' by Roald Dahl. Students will be on the edges of their seats with this spooky tale.

The Landlady by Roald Dahl: Summary & Themes

27. The Landlady by Roald Dahl: Summary & Themes

The landlady isn't exactly all she's shown herself to be! In this lesson, we'll summarize this creepy Roald Dahl story about a young man looking for a place to rest his head, and see what themes we can find.

Man From the South by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

28. Man From the South by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

This lesson plan accompanies Roald Dahl's short story 'Man from the South.' Students will answer questions about the text, summarize the story, and make text-to-self connections.

Roald Dahl's Man From the South: Summary & Analysis

29. Roald Dahl's Man From the South: Summary & Analysis

Would you risk losing a finger for a chance to win a nice car? Roald Dahl's story 'Man from the South' is a suspenseful tale about gambling that will make you cringe. We'll summarize and analyze this short narrative.

Going Solo by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

30. Going Solo by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

If you are teaching ''Going Solo'' by Roald Dahl, you will benefit from using this lesson in your classroom to teach about Dahl's adult life. Students will enjoy creating a visual timeline and turning it into a written summary.

Going Solo by Roald Dahl: Summary & Quotes

31. Going Solo by Roald Dahl: Summary & Quotes

Roald Dahl is spending his early twenties working in Africa until WWII begins and he signs up to become a pilot. Find out more about his experience, and some important quotes, in this summary of his autobiography 'Going Solo'.

Boy by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

32. Boy by Roald Dahl Lesson Plan

Support student understanding of the novel 'Boy' by Roald Dahl with help from this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson to summarize key ideas and analyze quotes, use guiding discussion questions, and do a culminating experience before taking a quiz.

Boy by Roald Dahl: Summary & Quotes

33. Boy by Roald Dahl: Summary & Quotes

'Boy', by Roald Dahl, is the beginning book in a series of stories chronicling his own childhood. Originating with his parents, the story continues through Dahl's childhood and adolescence.

The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me Lesson Plan

34. The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me Lesson Plan

This lesson plan uses ''The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me'' to teach about adjectives and descriptive language. The lesson plan includes whole class, individual, and group work and a writing presentation project.

Fantastic Mr. Fox Art Lesson Plan

35. Fantastic Mr. Fox Art Lesson Plan

'Fantastic Mr. Fox' is a classic story that was written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. The alluring illustrations presented in the book are the focus of this lesson plan. An activity connects students to the artistic style of the book.

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Vocabulary Activities

36. Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Vocabulary Activities

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' is a fun story that captures the imagination. This asset offers fun, interactive activities for upper elementary students to practice vocabulary terms associated with the novel.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Unit Plan

37. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Unit Plan

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' is a popular children's novel by Roald Dahl about an unconventional candy company owner who is looking for an heir to his fortune. This unit plan outlines a novel study for upper elementary classrooms on this book.

The Witches Discussion Questions

38. The Witches Discussion Questions

'The Witches' by Roald Dahl is a humorous children's novel about a boy who learns about witches from his grandmother before having a few encounters of his own. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this story.

The Landlady Discussion Questions

39. The Landlady Discussion Questions

Written by Roald Dahl, 'The Landlady' is a short horror story about a shocking visit to a bed and breakfast. This asset contains classroom discussion questions about this story.

Roald Dahl Project Ideas

40. Roald Dahl Project Ideas

These group projects will assist you in teaching your elementary students about British author Roald Dahl and will help develop their knowledge of his works, as well as improve their reading and writing skills.

The BFG Discussion Questions

41. The BFG Discussion Questions

'The BFG' is a classic book for early readers written by Roald Dahl in 1982. Use these discussion questions to enhance your students' understanding of the book. The book and discussion questions are designed with upper elementary students in mind.

James And The Giant Peach Discussion Questions

42. James And The Giant Peach Discussion Questions

Would you like to instruct your fourth through eighth grade students on 'James and the Giant Peach' by Roald Dahl? These helpful discussion questions will be of assistance in learning new ideas about an old favorite.

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