"Gobblefunk" - As he was writing The BFG in the early-1980s, author Roald Dahl set about creating a new vocabulary for the story's enormous protagonist — a 238-word language that he ultimately named, "Gobblefunk." This list was written by Dahl as he brainstormed, and offers a snapshot of "Gobblefunk" in its infancy.

"Gobblefunk" - As he was writing The BFG in the early-1980s, author Roald Dahl set about creating a new vocabulary for the story's enormous protagonist — a 238-word language that he ultimately named, "Gobblefunk." This list was written by Dahl as he brainstormed, and offers a snapshot of "Gobblefunk" in its infancy.

10 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling --- Ok, it's not like I could post something from The Oatmeal in my classroom. Not exactly appropriate for 7th-grade parents (the students would be fine, I'm sure). But this tip on A LOT is priceless!!! I am making a poster of just that.

Ten Words You Need To Stop Misspelling [INFOGRAPHIC]

10 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling --- Ok, it's not like I could post something from The Oatmeal in my classroom. Not exactly appropriate for 7th-grade parents (the students would be fine, I'm sure). But this tip on A LOT is priceless!!! I am making a poster of just that.

Ruth Graham on Plagiarism Scandals, Harvard Poetry Professor Herbie Hancock, and More | Daily News | Poets & Writers

Ruth Graham on Plagiarism Scandals, Harvard Poetry Professor Herbie Hancock, and More | Daily News | Poets & Writers

The BFG by Roald Dahl: word-match activity. A word-match activity that looks at some of the quirky vocabulary used in The BFG.

The BFG by Roald Dahl: word-match activity. A word-match activity that looks at some of the quirky vocabulary used in The BFG.

Tabatha Yeatts: The Opposite of Indifference: Poetry Gifts for Teens (and Others)

Tabatha Yeatts: The Opposite of Indifference: Poetry Gifts for Teens (and Others)

This activity correlates with The BFG. The "Class Dream Jar" allows students to combine ingredients to create a trogglehumper or phizzwizard dream.  Students/groups will randomly select 3 ingredients to create their own unique dream and then articulate their dream using writing skills and/or process.

This activity correlates with The BFG. The "Class Dream Jar" allows students to combine ingredients to create a trogglehumper or phizzwizard dream. Students/groups will randomly select 3 ingredients to create their own unique dream and then articulate their dream using writing skills and/or process.

FREE BFG RESOURCES~  The BFG by Roald Dahl is a creative and endearing story about a giant, a girl, and the Queen. This activity uses puzzles and riddles with vocabulary and ideas from the story to build students' interest and skills.

FREE BFG RESOURCES~ The BFG by Roald Dahl is a creative and endearing story about a giant, a girl, and the Queen. This activity uses puzzles and riddles with vocabulary and ideas from the story to build students' interest and skills.

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