This giant Roald Dahl crossword puzzle, designed to be completed in groups, is ideal as part of an author study. A fun printable activity featuring 111 quiz style clues related to almost all Dahl's children's stories and poetry books and a few related to the writer's life. Also great for Roald Dahl Day, World Book Day (WBD), end or 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?
Collaborative completion works especially well as it will spark off informal reading chats as children compete against other groups to finish it, pooling knowledge of this popular children's author's texts - his stories, poems, and works of autobiography. Children 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 pupils have done as much as they can unsupported.
You could print the crossword 11 x 17 / A3 but it works just 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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