Objective: The lesson ideas below use Roald Dahl’s storytelling to interest students in writing and imagining stories of their own.
Activity 1: Pretend you are Sophie. Write a letter to the Queen telling her why she should not be afraid to meet The BFG. Use examples from the story.
Activity 2: Use the story to create a story map and visualize/draw your own story.
- Read out loud one to two chapters per day. Before reading each section summarize what has happened previously. Record major events on a time line.
- The chapter titled ‘Dreams’ is longer than the others. Have students think about their own dreams while it is being read. When finished, have them draw a good dream and a bad dream.
- Have students use their own dreams to generate a list of words. Incorporate these ‘dream’ words into vocabulary work.
- When the book is finished divide students in to small groups. Have each group select a different character from the story. Have them create, cut and color the character for display around the classroom.
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