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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl birthday quiz - how well do you know your Dahl? Quentin Blake

September 13 is “Roald Dahl Day” and our top pick for this week’s learning!

We started reading The BFG yesterday and I can already tell that it’s going to be one of our favorite stories.  A movie marathon (with the help of our local library) is part of this week’s agenda, too:  The Fantastic Mr. FoxMatilda, James and the Giant Peach, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Here’s our family’s list of the online resources as we learn about Roald Dahl and his career as one of the most popular children’s authors of all time.

Biography, Timeline, Quotes, Printables, and More  http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/news/celebrate-roald-dahl-100-with-teaching-ideas

Lesson Plans and Literature Study Guides for Dahl’s best known stories  https://www.roalddahl.com/create-and-learn/teach/teach-the-stories

Character Study Notebooking  http://activityvillage.co.uk/roald-dahl-character-studies

Printable Quote Notes  http://activityvillage.co.uk/roald-dahl-lunch-box-notes

Coloring Pages and Craft  (scroll down a little bit for the pdf’s)  http://www.corkcitylibraries.ie/hollyhill/colouringcraftsdownloads/

Trivia and Quizzes  http://www.funtrivia.com/quizzes/for_children/kid_lit_authors_a_-_k/roald_dahl.html

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Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare

ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare was born April 23, 1564. And, in his honor, April 23 is “Talk Like Shakespeare Day”!  A couple of years ago, we learned about his life and works as part of our Renaissance Unit Studies. Below are online Shakespeare resources for today or any day.

Fun Facts and Timeline                                                                https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/william-shakespeare

Guide for How to Talk like Shakespeare  http://www.shakespeare400chicago.com/talklikeshakespeare.html

Shakespeare Translator to Modern English                                        https://www.shmoop.com/shakespeare-translator/

Shakespeare Invented Words and Phrases                                       http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/word-lists/list-of-words-and-phrases-shakespeare-invented.html

Teacher and Student Resources                                                                                https://www.folger.edu/

Shakespearean Sonnet Generator                                                                                            https://www.poem-generator.org.uk/

Globe Theater Educational Resources                                   http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/education

Tour Stratford Upon Avon                                                                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D57ji9MnM2U

Notebooking pages  http://www.homeschoolshare.com/shakespeare_notebook_pages.php


And, the kids will like playing some of these online puzzles and games  http://www.folger.edu/education/sfk_kids/

Tales from Shakespeare for young readers                                  http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/573

Stories of Shakespeare’s plays written for children                       http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1430

Literature Guides (scroll down a little bit for the Shakespeare collection)   http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/index_author_s.html

Wishbone Shakespaw   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MsSMBrkHWI&list=PLA95D27DD44814AB9

Animated Tales Video Playlist                                                                  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0l3PC79f6wHJ4D7f_CtK9b21_9DzGlpl

Of course, there should be cake, because studying anyone on their birthday is better with cake!

Shakespeare Party Ideas and Printables                 https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/printable-party-kit-shakespearean-soiree

betty jo

For more of our Middle Ages/Renaissance Unit Studies click   https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/08/keeping-the-code/

And here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/07/art-day-sistine-chapel-style/

And here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/07/art-day-sistine-chapel-style/

And here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/06/raphael/

And here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/12/gothic-revival-in-western-kentucky/