September 2016 marks the 100th birthday of Roald Dahl. With his rich descriptions and engaging stories, you may be thinking about ways to engage your class with this event and inspire them to work on their own writing.
Why not create your own Roald Dahl themed spelling lists for them to practise during the month of September? These can be tailored to fit the age range of your class and your book preference- consider basing your word lists on a Roald Dahl book you are reading together in class, or different word lists for different books if you’re working with an older class who have greater experience of his work.
Click here to access a guide on creating your own word lists if you’re unsure of the process.
Once you’ve created your Roald Dahl inspired word lists, allocate it to your class and encourage them to login and practise on Word Lists and My Word List Games to immerse them in a range of related vocabulary. Consider using this as preparation for an extended writing piece in class to imitate a Roald Dahl story, or even write their own original work using a range of pre-agreed vocabulary from the book.