Roald Dahl

Teacher Ideas

This page features all the lesson plans and classroom ideas I’ve collected. They’re organized by topic, with general education and Dahl resources first, books next, and shortstories last. If you’d like to contribute, please contact me. Thanks!



Boy – Tales of Childhood

  • Boy – “Goat’s Tobacco” Activities
    • Includes a number of story analysis exercises pertaining to the “Goat’s Tobacco” incident
  • Boy – Book Review & Activity
    • Fun activity to help improve students’ ability to write with descriptive details that allow the reader to visualize in their head.
  • Boy – Unit Lesson Plan
    • Includes unit of instruction for 20 lessons, 5 lesson plans, condensed first lesson, autobiographical scaffold, and comparative question
  • Boy – Vague Pronouns
    • Students read and analyze a mentor text (an excerpt from the book), write their own narrative vignette, and analyze their use of pronouns in their vignette.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Danny the Champion of the World

Esio Trot

Fantastic Mr. Fox

George’s Marvelous Medicine

James and the Giant Peach


My Year


The Twits

The Witches

“Dip in the Pool”

“Galloping Foxley”

“Lamb to the Slaughter”

“Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat”

“My Lady Love, My Dove”

“Parson’s Pleasure”




“The Boy Who Talked with Animals”

“The Butler”

“The Hitchhiker”

“The Landlady”

“The Way Up to Heaven”

“The Wish”