Promote enjoyment of reading with this giant printable puzzle, featuring almost all Dahl's children's stories and poetry books plus some facts about the writer's life. This would work well at the end of an author study / literature unit in 4th, 5th or 6th Grade. Alternatively, use on Roald Dahl Day (September 13), World Book Day (WBD), for end of term fun, start of term fun, or just as a celebration of a much loved children's author. Why not use it as an early finishers activity, to be completed over several lessons?
With 111 quiz style clues, this is designed to be completed in groups. Collaborative completion works well as it will spark off informal reading chats as students compete against other groups to finish it, pooling knowledge of this popular children's author's texts - his stories, poems, and works of autobiography. Students could research clues they do not know the answer to. In addition to the Answer Key, I have also included an Answer Sheet with the answers listed in alphabetical order to give out for differentiation or when students have done as much as they can unsupported.
You could print the crossword 11 x 17 / A3 but it works fine as Letter / A4 size too. There are five separate PDF files in the Zip file: a blank crossword grid, answer key, answer support sheet, across clues, and down clues.
Books featured in this crossword puzzle are:
George's Marvelous Medicine
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Fantastic Mr Fox
The Enormous Crocodile
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
James and the Giant Peach
Danny the Champion of the World
The Magic Finger
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