James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
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Roald Dahl
Links to the author's site, biography, and other works.

James and the Giant Peach
Booktalk, vocabulary words, anticipation guide, and post-reading activities, including lots of ideas for projects.

James and the Giant Peach
Summary/book talk, 4 discussion questions, and 3 activities, including directions for making peaches and cream.

James and the Giant Peach
This resource focuses on comparing book and film versions. Includes a compare/contrast chart, exploration of cautionary tales, interest-generating discussion of the process behind making the movie, a variety of activities, including research and writing tasks, and a printable peach maze. 17 pages; Adobe Reader required for access.

James and the Giant Peach Comprehension Guide
Making predictions, word study, comprehension questions, description, visualizing, summarizing, handouts for vocabulary, characterization, and making connections. 14 pages; Adobe Reader required for access.

James and the Giant Peach Comprehension Guide
Making predictions, word study, extending the text, compare/contrast, visualizing, vocabulary, several graphic organizers, answer key. 61 pages; word processor required for access.

James and the Giant Peach Reading Comprehension Activity Guide
This activity guide and answer key contains 28 pages of activities (57 total pages including the answer key, assessments, and scoring rubrics). Word processor required for access.

You're on a Gigantic Roll
The writer will imagine and compose a descriptive paragraph that focuses on a gigantic object moving through a specific setting and leaving destruction in its wake. The writer will choose an object and a setting in which the catastrophe will take place. Using high-quality details and strong verbs will help the writer create a showing paragraph. This lesson focuses on idea development and word choice.



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