"Roald Dahl Presentation"
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6fTniGd owI Roald Dahl Project by Caitlin Duplantier Dahl’s Life and Career Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1916 in Wales and attended various boarding schools in England. Once he finished school, he joined the Shell Company and worked in Africa. Here he experienced many adventures such as snake charming and lion hunting. Next, he joined the RAF and flew in World War II eventually receiving the title of Flying Ace. After experiencing injury-related pains, he was transferred to New York to inspire the war effort in America. He used his skills of social interaction to become a regular at prominent social gatherings. He then moved back to Wales to be near his mother. He enjoyed living in the country and made friends with many of the people in the village, however he came to miss the Qu i ckTim e™ an d a life of luxury. He moved back to New York and re-entered the social arena. Here he eventually met his wife, actress Patricia Neal. They had five children, one of de comp ress or are n eed ed to s ee thi s pi ctu re . whom died at the age of seven. Many years later after thirty years of marriage, Pat and Roald divorced. Dahl then remarried a woman twenty two years his junior, Felicity d'Abreu Crosland. Years later, Dahl became a grandfather. These experiences and more inspired Dahl to write his numerous books. Beginning with The Gremlins and continuing to The Minpins, all of his works contain fantastic adventures and strange occurrences. They are all marked by dark, sarcastic humor that appeals to many. He dipped into many genres including poetry and non-fiction. But Dahl is best known for his children’s books. The most famous books include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Matilda. Dahl died in 1990. September 13 has become known as Roald Dahl day and is celebrated all over the world. Autobiographies • Boy-Tales of Childhood • Boy and Going Solo • The Great Mouse Plot • My Year Quic kTime™ and a dec ompressor are needed to see this picture. Qu ic kTime ™ a nd a dec omp re sso r are n eed ed to se e th is p i cture. Children’s Books • The BFG • The BFG, Matilda, and George's Marvelous Medicine • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator • The Compete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka • Danny, the Champion of the World • The Enormous Crocodile • Esio Trot • Fantastic Mr. Fox • George's Marvelous Medicine • The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me • The Gremlins • James and the Giant Peach • The Magic Finger • Matilda • The Minpins • The Twits • The Vicar of Nibbleswicke • The Witches Novels • My Uncle Oswald • Sometime Never u Q ic kTime ™ and a dec omp re ss or are n eed ed to se e th i s pi cture. u Q ic kTi m e ™ a nd a dec om p re sso r are ne ed ed to see thi s pi c tu re . Poetry • Dirty Beasts • Revolting Rhymes • Rhyme Stew Qu ic kTime ™ and a dec omp re ss or are n eed ed to se e th i s pi cture. u Q ic kTime ™ a nd a dec omp re sso r are ne ed ed to se e th is p ic tu re. Short Story Collections • 5 Bestsellers • A Roald Dahl Selection: Nine Short Stories • Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life • A Second Roald Dahl Selection: Eight Short Stories • The Best of Roald Dahl • Skin and Other Stories • The Collected Short Stories of Roald Dahl • Someone Like You • Completely Unexpected Tales • Switch B***h • Further Tales of the Unexpected • Tales of the Unexpected • The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories • Tales of the Unexpected (Volume 1) • Kiss Kiss • Tales of the Unexpected (Volume 2) • Lamb to the Slaughter and Other Stories • Taste and Other Tales • The Mildenhall Treasure • Twenty Nine Kisses from Roald Dahl • More Tales of the Unexpected • Two Fables • The Roald Dahl Omnibus • The Umbrella Man and Other Stories • Over to You • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More • Selected Stories of Roald Dahl Qu i ckTim e™ an d a de comp ress or are n eed ed to s ee thi s pi c tu re . Miscellaneous • Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories (editor) • The Roald Dahl Diary 1992 • The Roald Dahl Diary 2000 • Memories with Food at Gipsy House • Roald Dahl's Even More Revolting Recipes • Roald Dahl's Guide to Railway Safety u Q ic kTime ™ a nd a • dec omp re sso r are ne ed ed to see th is p ic tu re . The Roald Dahl Quiz Book • Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes • The Roald Dahl Treasury Handout • Instead of creating a handout for everyone in the class, I will email a fact sheet for any who wishes to have it. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please email me and I will respond with the fact sheet and this power point. • I will also apply this practice in my classroom. Instead of giving my students papers about everything, I will operate on a system where most handouts will be given online via class website and email. • This practice is better for the environment as well as more convenient for the students. It will also prepare them for the future better because they will be more accustomed to computer use. Classroom Application • There are many online resources that provide lesson ideas for most of Dahl’s books. • This is my favorite website of resources: http://litplans.com/authors/Roald_Dahl.html • It has multiple lesson plan ideas on each book. Links to Dahl sites u Q ic kTime ™ a nd a dec omp re sso r are n eed ed to se e th is p i cture. • http://www.roalddahl.com/ • http://www.roalddahlmuseum.org/ • http://www.roalddahlfoundation.org/ • http://www.roalddahlday.info/ Qu ic kTime ™ a nd a dec omp re sso r are ne ed ed to see th is p ic tu re . Resources u Q ic kTime ™ a nd a dec omp re sso r are ne ed ed to see th is p ic tu re. • www.roalddahlfans.com • www.youtube.com • www.roalddahl.com u Q i ckTim e™ an d a de comp ress or are n eed ed to s ee thi s pi ctu re .