Let your heart be warmed by this unlikely tale of friendship and overcoming the odds. Offer a variety of options to review the material, from pre-reading to post-reading activities. Predict what will happen in the story prior to reading the events. Put events in order that they happened when Sophie came up with a plan to stop the giants. Find the synonym that matches the underlined vocabulary word in a sentence. Describe the BFG's movements in the shadows from Sophie's perspective. Students reflect on how the story ends and create their own giant to live in this world. List the characters and ways they were touched by dreams in a Dreamcatcher Graphic Organizer. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included.
About the Novel:
The BFG is an incredible story about man-eating giants and one girl's plan to stop them for good. Sophie is a young orphan girl living in England. One night she is having a hard time sleeping. Deciding to sneak to the window and look out at the dark streets, Sophie sees something strange. An extremely tall man, sneaking about and looking into the upstairs windows of each home he passes. This man suddenly turns and sees Sophie. Attempting to hide under the covers of her bed, Sophie is quickly snatched up and taken to a strange world called Giant Country. There she meets her captor, the Big Friendly Giant. Sophie soon learns the horrifying truth of what happens every night around the world, and soon comes up with a risky plan to save all humans from the giants.