I'm a sucker for reading a book and then watching the movie. It's one of my most favorite things to do . . . so naturally I force it upon the children during school time too! We read the BFG by Roald Dahl. Have you read it? I remembered liking it as a kid, but couldn't remember the ending so it was fun to read again. Of course we couldn't stop there, though. After watching the movie to go along with it and doing some comparison lessons we made character reports. They all chose to do them on the BFG (big friendly giant).
I always love how the same instructions manifest themselves so differently in artwork. They made giants, wrote reports, and made dreams in the giant's dream jars. Each had a trogglehumper (nightmare) and a golden phizzwizard (good dream). If you've ever tried reading the BFG aloud you will understand how challenging it can be. Good old Roald Dahl is quite the creative guy and used many made up words!
Bethany's trogglehumper: I am trapped in my brother's body!
Bethany's golden phizzwizard: My teacher disappeared and all day was a party!
Shepherd's trogglehumper: I am flying a bathtub to school and my teacher sees me and says "get down!" I go down and she throws and anchor at me and it hits me in the eye!
Shepherd's golden phizzwizard: My teacher picked up a magic pencil and disappeared. Then we partied and flew around on my plane.
Wesley's trogglehumper: I is trapped in my room forever. (this is how the giant spoke)
Wesley's golden fizzwizard: I is making a potion to cure people of sickness.
Fun times!! Next up - Alice in Wonderland!!