Every year, schools across the US build a full week of fun around Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2. It’s even become Read Across America Day! While I am a huge fan of Dr. Seuss and what his books still do to entice and engage young readers, I am also a fan of Roald Dahl. His timeless books, like Matilda, The Twits and James and the Giant Peach, have grasped the imaginations of young and old, alike. They entice reluctant readers; they make for amazing read-aloud books; they tie together parents and children who gravitate towards the quirky but heart-warming stories. Thursday, September 13 marks the birthday of Roald Dahl. Maybe you can take a few minutes of your day to share a special Roald Dahl story with your students! Here are some resources to help you get started.
Roald Dahl’s Birthdayon September 9, 2012