Teach your class about Roald Dahl and the stories he wrote.
Some great creative writing ideas based on telling stories from different perspectives. From the wonderful people at Teaching Ideas!
A list of good ideas of how to use Roald Dahl as a way of teaching
Thanks to Teaching Ideas for this great resource for teaching on Roald Dahl day
From Wikipedia: Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, to Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl is known as one of the world’s best-selling authors. In 2008 The Times placed Dahl sixteenth on its list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945″. His short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children’s books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour. Some of his notable [...]
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a brilliant KS2 Literacy scheme of work featuring a series of 11 lessons designed to enhance and develop pupil knowledge and understanding of the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. KS2 Literacy Teaching Resources: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl) covers all the key areas required by the National Curriculum and includes a wide range of activities and lessons for pupils of all abilities.
The IMDB database of Roald Dahl movies. Did you know that Roald Dahl has had loads of his books turned into cartoons and films? Here are just a few: James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (twice!)
A Roald Dahl Fan page with lots of information, illustrations, colouring charts, etc.
The official Roald Dahl Day for every September 13th.