Virtual Biography: Roald Dahl Author Study


Virtual Biography: Roald Dahl Author Study

⭐️Let’s learn about the life and literature of Roald Dahl! In this virtual biography, students will learn about Roald Dahl’s life, books, and inspiration for his books.


⭐️This virtual biography author study is the same format as our best-selling virtual field trips. They are in Google Slides & Seesaw contains video links, images, reading passages, exercises, writing activities, and more.


⭐️This resource integrates a variety of reading and critical thinking skills. Students read about Dahl, watch videos, take quizzes, and complete response questions. Incorporates key reading comprehension, writing, multimedia, interdisciplinary studies, and other skills.


⭐️This resource incorporates a lot of reading. It also addresses antisemitic comments and racist depictions that Dahl has been criticized for. It is best suited for 4th-7th grade.


*Please note: This resource includes links to YouTube videos, so ensure you and your students have access to YouTube before purchasing. Although great care has been taken to ensure all content is appropriate for the stated grade levels, each classroom is unique and it is recommended that teachers review all content prior to use. I recommend embedding the videos to avoid ads and other content that may be inappropriate. Instructions for embedding the videos are included and it should only take a few minutes. Also, keep in mind that any links to third-party content may be changed or removed by the content owner. All links are reviewed regularly; however, if you find a broken link, please let me know so I can update the resource accordingly.



✏️Google Slides & Seesaw Formats – These interactive formats are perfect for classroom and distance learning. Slides are interactive and can be used as a fun and engaging exercise within the classroom or remotely.


✏️Engaging Interactive Slides & Virtual Video Read Alouds – Interactive slides & virtual video read aloud take students inside the action.


✏️Reading Comprehension – Integrates key reading comprehension skills, multimedia, multiple sources, and more.


✏️Writing & Social Studies – This virtual field trip helps students understand more about the world around them and uses writing prompts to explore their reactions and ideas.


What’s Included?

  1. Roald Dahl’s Life
  2. Roald’s Birth
  3. Boyhood
  4. Schooling
  5. Character Study
  6. Future Chocolatier?
  7. First Job
  8. Flying Solo
  9. Family Life
  10. Writing Career
  11. Influences
  12. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  13. The BFG
  14. The Witches
  15. Last Book
  16. Lasting Legacy
  17. Criticism
  18. Send a Postcard
  19. More To Explore!


*Answer Key Included


Take a closer look at what this resource looks like in this video preview.


This resource is suitable for the following grade levels:

  • 5th to 8th Grade: Independent for on-level students.


Time to Complete:

This virtual field trip takes approximately 1 hour to complete. The time it takes to complete can vary based on your students. It can be completed in one session or broken up into multiple sessions.


Copyright & Terms of Use

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