Celebrate Roald Dahl 100 with Teaching Ideas!

September 4th, 2016

Celebrate Roald Dahl 100 with Teaching Ideas!

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of the popular children's author Roald Dahl and schools around the world are celebrating with a wide range of classroom activities. To help you to prepare, we have created this list of some of our most popular Roald Dahl teaching, activity and display resources.

Teaching Ideas and Classroom Activities:

Downloadable Resources:

  • Biography and Comprehension Questions - Find out all about Roald Dahl's life by reading our comprehensive biography. Three different versions are included (for different levels of reading ability) and related comprehension questions are available for each (with answers too!).

Roald Dahl Biography

  • Timeline Posters (with related questions) - Create a classroom display that shows some of the main events in Roald Dahl's life using our free posters. These are also available as smaller cards that can be used for sorting / sequencing activities. A set of related questions are also included to challenge your children's comprehension skills!

Roald Dahl Timeline

  • Roald Dahl Quotes Posters - Inspire your children by adding this collection of ten posters to your classroom displays, reading area or library. Each poster includes a famous quote from one of Roald Dahl's book.

Roald Dahl Quotes

  • Fact Cards - Learn about the life of Roald Dahl using our fact cards. They're a great resource for shared / guided reading activities or on a classroom display board.

Roald Dahl Fact Cards

  • Banners - Use our printable banners on your classroom display boards about this fantastic author!

Roald Dahl Banner

  • Display Picture - A poster that shows an illustration of Roald Dahl. A lovely way of enhancing your classroom displays.

Books - You can also visit the Teaching Ideas Library to find a huge collection of teaching and activity ideas linked to many of Roald Dahl's wonderful books:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

George's Marvellous Medicine


The Twits

We have also been sent some wonderful photos of classroom displays based on Roald Dahl's books. Check out this BFG Display and another one based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Don't forget to visit the Roald Dahl Day site to find out more about this event.

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