Getting to know the author – ROALD DAHL

15 01 2010

About this fabulous author…

Roald Dahl (1916–1990), one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors. Not only did he create such memorable characters as Willy Wonka, Danny the Champion of the World and The BFG, but he also had a very successful career writing short stories for adults.

Roald was born on September 13, 1916 in Llandaff, he was the only son of a second marriage. When his father died, his mother Sofie was left to raise two stepchildren, and her own four children (Alfhid, Roald,  Else and Asta ). He remembered his mother as’ a rock, a real rock, always on your side reguardless of what you had done. Roald based the character of the grandmother in The Witches on his mother it was his tribute to her.

Go and have a look at his fabulous website…Roald Dahl- The official website by clicking on these blue coloured words.

This term Room 17 is going to read, respond and create simple plays showing our understanding of different Roald Dahl books. Our first book of interest is ‘The Twits.

Some other titles you may want to read are:

Homework:Thinking Skills – develop your mind through different types of thinking. Three to choose from or do all three.

1.Using the question keyWrite 10 questions you would ask Roald Dahl.

2.Using Bloom’s Level 1 Knowledge – Facts & information about Roald Dahl. Look on the internet, key words: Roald Dahl, read his books, read the official web site and watch Roald Dahl on Brainpop

3. Some people think Roald dahl books/stories only appeal to ‘bad sides of children’. Make up your own mind by using your thinking hats. Debate it with a friend.


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