Topics: Roald Dahl, The BFG, Reading comprehension Pages: 2 (285 words) Published: January 19, 2007
Creative Writing (En3:1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 9a & 10)

Write an entry in Sophie's dairy describing what she found out about the BFG.

Create a dream recipe listing the ingredients and mixing instructions. The dream could be a "Golden Phizzwizard" or "Trogglehumper." When all the recipes are finished, they could be collated into a dream recipe cookbook.

Make up your own acronyms to describe the other giants.

Write an imaginary letter to the Queen explaining why she shouldn't be afraid of the BFG.

Write and illustrate a cartoon strip using dialogue from the story.

End activity where children write an acrostic poem about the tale.

Cross-curriculum links

Maths: Compare children's height with the BFG.

Design Technology and Science: Create a label for a bottle of Frobscottle. Children mix food colouring and cream soda to make Frobscottle. The smell from the reaction is similar to Dahl's description.

Drama (En1: 4a, b, c, d; En3: 9a)

ICT: Write and produce an advert for Frobscottle or Snozzcumbers.

Choose some of the important events and retell the story using your own dialogue.

Reading Comprehension (En2: 3a, b, c, g, 4e & h; En3: 9b, 9c, 9d & 10)

Test children's comprehension by asking questions about characters, events and settings in the story.

Shared Reading (En2: 2a, b, c, d, 4a, b & c)

Create a online dictionary where the children have to use the context of the story to define the strange words the BFG uses.

Examine the use and effect of figurative language (i.e. metaphors and similies) and vocabulary through discussion to describe characters, events and settings in the text.

Understand how the author shows but doesn't tell the reader what is happening
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