One of the many skills that make reading comprehension possible is visualizing, our ability to create pictures in our heads based on the text we read.
You may have students who would like to be book illustrators some day, or even work in the production side of the movies. If you do, these students will enjoy doing some visualization activities by taking the written word and turning them into pictures. Not only will this be fun, it will be an excellent activity to promote comprehension.
This packet has nine opportunities to turn Roald Dahl’s words into pictures. Students will read assigned pages of The BFG, and then draw the picture that the words describe. A content rubric is included for each assignment. Since there are simple drawings in the book, when having students read for the descriptions, cover these illustrations. It may also be interesting for students to compare their work with the movie.
Also in this packet are vocabulary exercises using words students need to understand to make the drawings. Of course, The BFG has the most unique delightful new words, but this packet focus is on visualization of people, places, and things in the story using mostly the ordinary words from the story.
BFG’s Table & Chair at the Castle
BFG’s Utensils at the Castle
BFG’s First Plate of Food at the Castle
BFG’s Jar, Net, Trumpet, Snozzcumber, and Frobscottle
Rubrics for each Drawing
Student Vocabulary Page for Definitions
Student Vocabulary Page for Definitions Answers
Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle
Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle Answers
Vocabulary Sentences Student Page