Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl is a low prep novel unit with unique activity ideas. Danny the Champion of the World is a little different from Dahl's other novels, and students love Danny, his dad, the gypsy caravan home, and the plan to sabotage Mr. Hazell's party.
The culminating newspaper writing project incorporates 3 types of writing-- a feature article, an editorial, and a book review. The newspaper project looks very professional upon completion, requires all kinds of critical thinking skills, and could be adapted for many novel studies.
CCSS (4th grade)
Reading Comprehension Questions for each chapter
Chapter Vocabulary Lists
Improving Answers Activity
Procedural Writing Activity with Foldable Booklet (graphic organizer included)
Timeline Activity Using Textual Evidence
Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Test
Newspaper Writing Activity (includes rubric)
Roald Dahl Writing Style Research Activity
**Teacher notes, answer keys, and student samples included**
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