ROALD DAHL Biography Informational Texts Activities PRINT and EASEL

Diana Bailey
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4th - 6th
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  1. This bundle of British authors includes three biography subjects: J.K. Rowling, Roald Dahl, and Charles Dickens. All three are informational reading and writing units with a similar format. Each one has a full answer key for student work pages.Each of the three resources can be seen individually in
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  2. This bundle is made up of two of my biographical resources about the popular children's writer, Roald Dahl. There are two different levels of texts, and the activities found in each resource can be used for different levels of reading and ability. Perfect for the teacher to choose what suits his or
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This Roald Dahl biography is an informational reading and writing unit for upper elementary students. This resource is a good supplement to use as a introduction to or while teaching one of Dahl’s novels. Roald Dahl is the author of many popular children's novels including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, The Magic Finger, and The BFG.

Roald Dahl lived an interesting life, from his childhood as the son of Norwegians living in Wales, to his heroic exploits during WWII and then working as a friendly spy in Washington, to the tragic losses he endured as a family man - not to mention his phenomenal success as a children's writer.

Each of the two texts can be used alone (but in sequence): they could be assigned as the teacher wishes: in class over a couple of days or more, as homework, as independent projects, etc.

The two texts are chronological:

Part 1 is titled “Young Roald Dahl” and Part 2 “Roald Dahl: Adventurer and Author”.

Each text has a page of questions (inference, factual, and opinion) as well as a page of vocabulary and language use work and a short creative writing assignment. There is a one-page cloze activity using the twelve vocabulary words from Parts 1 and 2 (introduced in the work sheet for each part) and a short quiz that consists of six multiple-choice questions and one short answer question.

This resource includes a full answer key for all the vocabulary work and objective questions.

Roald Dahl His Life and Times is also part of my British Authors bundle:

J.K. Rowling Roald Dahl and Charles Dickens British Authors Bundle

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