Fiction activities for Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda

Roald Dahl


“Matilda” is is a wonderful book for reading aloud in a primary school classroom. It’s imaginative and exciting, and will certainly engage your class. Children are captivated by precocious Matilda, fall in love with Miss Honey and are infuriated at The Trunchbull and Matilda’s frustrating parents.

There are so many teaching opportunities using Roald Dahl’s fabulous book, and Pivotal kids has compiled 45 links to lesson plans, activities, worksheets, printables and more.,,

8 quizzes
2 reading/literature units
4 Worksheets and cross curricular activities
6 teacher guides and lesson plans
2 study guides
6 Vocabulary & Word Puzzles both online and printable
2 biography/bibliography
1 book report
3 sets of material on the characters of the book
3 sets of material on the movie
8 sets of questions about the content and comprehension

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From Margaret Wild – The Dream of the Thylacine (with curriculum notes)

The Dream of the Thylacine

Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks 

This arresting and beautiful picture book from Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks is a shimmering encounter with the Tasmanian tiger, a lament for a lost species, and a compelling evocation of the place of animals in Nature.

For more about the book plus acess Curriculum notes => http://bit.ly/mxTf4p

Understand metamorphosis with this tadpole puppet

Students make a paper tadpole puppet that turns into a frog and learn the meaning of the term metamorphosis. => http://bit.ly/mrYBbY

5 reasons students would rather play Xbox than use the LMS

There are few things that LMS courses could learn from games design and defeat the cursed scroll of deathly dullness – but hey ‘nice graphic on the header there dude’ kind of activity screams quality does it not. Many LMS courses are there to suit the teacher, the organisation and occasionally the content, not the student. They must battle bravely to overcome crap design, suspect teaching knowledge, ill-thought out assessment demands and use of tools defined by that knowledge and their willingness to learn how to use them. The LMS might be a pillar of technological-wonderment, hey, we’ve put dogs in space, so why not dump content and questions in locked box and call it teaching.

From personal experience of being in LMS course as a student – here are my top 5 things reasons I’d would rather play the Xbox http://bit.ly/mS3ITP

The Commonwealth Games – maths activity

Distance-Time Graphs
A key stage 3/4 maths activity using the 100m sprint to examine distance time graphs.

15 Essential Back to School Podcasts

With another long hot American summer coming to a close, many students are scrambling to get back into “learning mode” before school starts. One of the simplest ways to ease that transition is with podcasts. Whether your passion is American History or Algebra, there’s probably an educational podcast out there for you.

While these programs probably won’t mirror your lesson plan, they will explore topics covered in class. Below is a sampling of some of the exceptional podcasts that both teach and entertain. Best of all – they’re free. Read on for your “2010 Downloading Curriculum.”

Here is the list => http://bit.ly/cp8bZ2

Australian Children’s Television Foundation’s Learning Centre – resource for educators.

Television, film and multimedia have an important role in learning across curriculum areas and topics.

The ACTF has quality Australian resources to support educators in primary to tertiary and community roles.

There are free lesson ideas, learning resources and classroom activity sheets to help your students learn. ”

ACTF’s Learning Centre

Talk Like a Pirate Day – books and lessons

Celebrate Roald Dahl Day on 13th September

Try some of these resources …

More about Roald Dahl  

 

Roald Dahl booklist

 

Lesson plans for specific books

 

Ideas for teachers
Click here – for some great ideas for your class.

Worksheets for Younger children
Click here for six worksheets to print out for 5-7 year-olds.

Worksheets for Older children
Click here for eight worksheets to print out for 8-12 year-olds.

Roald Dahl Quiz

Colour-in sheet