What’s your favourite Roald Dahl story? Mine is Fantastic Mr Fox. The story of a clever and determined fox is a delight. As a child, I adored his cunning tricks and wily ways. I adored it even more when I read it to my own children recently. They were fascinated and wide eyed throughout.
Dahl’s stories are hilariously funny, amazingly charming and massively memorable. They capture imaginations like no other. Celebrating Roald Dahl Day is an opportunity not only to celebrate one of the greatest storytellers of all time, but also to share his magic with younger generations.
At Pobble HQ our team will be celebrating Roald Dahl Day not just because the wondrous words we all read as children stayed with us for life, but also because we regularly see the power of his stories in schools around the world. Our teaching community regularly share their pupil’s writing with us and many of these pieces are about, or inspired by, Roald Dahl and his writing. Check out Nicole’s Dahl biography, Kabir’s poem or Finley’s character description.
If you’re a teacher looking to plan a Roald Dahl topic or create a lesson around one of his many wonderful stories then a good starting place is Pobble. Pobble contains a bank of nearly 100,000 pieces of children’s writing that can be used for teaching ideas, guided reading, ‘up-levelling’, topic research or ‘WAGOLLs’. These texts are categorized into age group, genre and topic to make it super simple for you. Search for ‘The Twits’, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ or whatever your topic is and discover heaps of texts to use.
You can also search Pobble for the best teaching resources from major education brands such as Teachit Primary and Hamilton Trust and add these to your lesson. This allows teachers to prepare the most engaging lessons easily. Search Roald Dahl to find the best resources to help your school celebrate his spectacular work!
How will you celebrate Roald Dahl Day? We’ll be sharing Roald Dahl inspired writing, quotes and resources throughout the week on Twitter. We’d love to hear from you!
About Anna Whiteley @AnnaPobble
Anna is Pobble’s voice on the internet. She spends her days connecting with teachers, schools and parents, advocating Pobble’s mission to make writing ridiculously exciting. She’s the proud mother of two, and has previously worked to support the teaching team in a school in North Yorkshire.
Pobble makes writing ridiculously exciting! Teachers use the Pobble platform to find the best teaching resources, give pupils a global audience for their work and to assess and moderate writing.
The literacy platform was started in 2013 by a group of teachers based in North Yorkshire, England. Since then, Pobble has gained the support of prominent education leaders and has received praise from bestselling authors such as Anthony Horowitz and Michael Morpurgo.
Today, Pobble showcases over 100,000 pieces of writing, published by tens of thousands of proud teachers from all over the world. And this is just the beginning…