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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!


Topics


General



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 – The Great Mouse Plot
    • PDF with activities related to exploring plot of "The Great Mouse Plot" and autobiographical writing
  • 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.
  • Quick Student Workbooks
    • Designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator


Danny the Champion of the World


Dirty Beasts


Esio Trot


Fantastic Mr. Fox


George’s Marvelous Medicine


Going Solo


James and the Giant Peach


Matilda

  • Matilda – Educators’ Guide
    • PDF guide for educators to using Matilda in the Classroom, including chapter-by-chapter lessons plans and tie-in to Broadway musical
  • Matilda – Lesson Plans
    • Several lesson plans for various chapters in the book, which develop various skills through wordplay, drama and many other methods
  • Matilda – Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary
    • Includes excerpt from the text and interactive worksheet
  • Matilda – Sorting Out Homophones
    • Lesson plan where students learn how to identify homophones in a reading passage and how to best use the Visual Thesaurus to help them decide on the appropriate homophones to complete quotations from the book
  • Quick Student Workbooks
    • Designed to get students thinking critically about the text they read and provide a guided study format to facilitate in improved learning and retention

My Year


The BFG


The Enormous Crocodile


The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me


The Magic Finger


The Twits


The Vicar of Nibbleswicke


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”


“Pig”


“Poison”


“Taste”


“The Boy Who Talked with Animals”


“The Butler”


“The Hitchhiker”


“The Landlady”


“The Way Up to Heaven”


“The Wish”