The writer :

  • Roald Dahl (Primary Resources)

  • Roald Dahl - Interviews (BBC)
    "Roald Dahl talks to Julia Eccleshare about
    - the importance of reading (0 min 44)
    - childrens' love of laughter and attraction to rudeness (0 min 54)
    - his views on the conditioning of children and their relationship with adults (1 min 2)
    - the world he creates for his child characters (0 min 44)"


  • Roald Dahl (Wikipedia)
    1 Biography
    1.1 Childhood
    1.2 Adult life
    2 Writing
    3 Anti-Semitism
    4 Children's fiction

    4.1 Children's stories
    4.2 Children's poetry
    5 Adult fiction
    5.1 Novels
    5.2 Short story collections
    6 Non-fiction
    7 Play
    8 Film scripts
    9 External links
  • The Official Roald Dahl Website (
    "This site brings to life classics such as Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Mathilda, and James and the Giant Peach.
    Teachers will enjoy the lessons and classroom activities available for download. The activity on Collecting Words lists as examples the words Dahl collected for beautiful and angry or rude or nasty, and asks students to collect words for big, rich and funny."



Listening :

  • Podcasts :
    - Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
    - Matilda
    - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    - The Witches
    - Truth about Dragons



Activities to print :




Lesson plans :

  • Roald DAHL - Teacher Ideas
    "This page features all the lesson plans and classroom ideas I've collected.
    They're organized by topic, with general education and Dahl resources first, books next, and shortstories last." 




Webquests :



Pictures and Posters :


  • Picture Gallery (
    "This page has some pictures of characters from Roald Dahl's books."




'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' :


  • Podcast :
    - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory




  • Charlie and The Chocolate Factory - a lesson plan (
    "In this unit students read Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. As a group project, they invent an original candy and write an accompanying commercial to advertise their product. They present their invention and commercial to the class.
    Also in groups, students create a board game based on the book and information they have learned throughout this unit of study.
    By the end of this unit students will have been exposed to and/or will have refined all of the following skills:
    Description - Characterization - Creating - Inventing - Predicting - Group Cooperation -
    Oral Presentation - Research - Internet Practice"



Danny, the Champion of the World (1975)

  • Danny, the Champion of the World (Wikipedia)
    1 Danny's early years :
    "Danny's mother died suddenly when he was only four months old and from then on he lived with his father in an old caravan at the back of a filling station, where his father also fixed cars..."
    2 Pheasants, poaching and Mr Victor Hazell
    3 Mr Hazell's humiliation
    4 TV Movie
    5 Editions



  • Picture Gallery (
    "This page has some pictures of characters from Roald Dahl's books."









Fantastic Mr Fox :

The book :


The film :



'Lamb to the slaughter' :

'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf' :


'Matilda' By Roald Dahl


'Poison' (1950) :

  • Poison - the short story (
  • Poison (
    Information - Plot/Description - Teacher Resources



The Butler :



The Crocodile :



The Hitch-hiker :


  • The Hitchhiker : text + multi-choice questions

  • The hitch hiker - pour afficher les pages 1 à 1, changer le n° ds l'url (
    8 pages (PDF)



The Landlady :

  • The Landlady (Wikipedia)
    "The story focuses on a young man named Billy Weaver who has just stepped into the world of work..." 


  • Exercises : The Landlady by Roald Dahl - UPDATED




The Three Little Pigs :





The Umbrella Man :



The Witches :


  • Podcast :
    - The Witches