Roald Dahl

Lesson 18

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Explain what we can learn about writing stories from Roald Dahl and why it is important to study the work of authors by listening to interview clips from Roald Dahl describing his motivations for writing.

Readings and Materials

  • Audio Interview: Roald Dahl on Writing 

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

What can we learn about writing stories from Roald Dahl? Why is it important to study the work of authors?

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Listen to the following portions of the Roald Dahl Interview:

  • How do you get your story ideas?
  • How do you keep readers entertained?
  • How do you create your characters?
  • How do you include horrific events?

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Common Core Standards

  • SL.3.6 — Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.