The Enormous Crocodile
Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources
Author: Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans Page

This page contains The Enormous Crocodile lesson plans,
teaching resources, and fun student projects.

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl Creative Ideas For Group Projects

Above: Example of The Enormous Crocodile Group Project



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Below you will find short descriptions for the
6 Enormous Crocodile projects that are found on this page.

If you click on the underlined links at the bottom of each box, you
will be taken to the area on the page that shows larger pictures of the project,
banner, and the other worksheets that are included in each resource set.

1. Crocodile Group Project


Bulletin Board Display Banner For The Enormous Crocodile

Enormous Crocodile Group Book Report Project Example

Your students will enjoy completing this extra large group project together.

For this fun cooperative group project, students work together to describe the four clever tricks that the Enormous Crocodile plans in order to eat the children in town.

There are also areas on the crocodile templates for students to draw pictures that represent the crocodile's four clever tricks.

$7.50

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Crocodile Group Project


2. Wanted Poster


The Enormous Crocodile Wanted Poster Book Report Project

The Enormous Crocodile Wanted Posters Book Report Project

The Enormous Crocodile is an ideal character for a wanted poster because of the nasty tricks that he plans in order to eat some of the children in the town.

For this fun project, students describe the crocodile's appearance, where he was last seen, and the reward amount.

Students love using their imaginations to create a crime that the crocodile committed and why he is wanted by the police.

$3.50

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Wanted Poster



3. Clever Trick #5


Enormous Crocodile Clever Trick Creative Writing Project

Enormous Crocodile Clever Tricks

For this creative writing assignment, students pretend that they are Roald Dahl and write a story about a new idea for a clever trick.

Students create a new setting, introduce a new animal character, and write a story about the crocodile's 5th clever trick and his clever disguise.

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Clever Trick #5


4. Crocodile Times Newspaper


The Enormous Crocodile Newspaper Book Report Project

Enormous Crocodile Newspaper

Your students will enjoy pretending that they are newspaper editors and creating a Crocodile Times newspaper based on The Enormous Crocodile.

For this fun creative writing assignment, students write three newspaper articles and draw a comic strip for their Crocodile Times newspapers..

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Crocodile Times Newspaper



5. Quiz and Worksheet Set


Enormous Crocodile Worksheet Set

This resource set includes:

Quiz and these 8 Worksheets:

  1. creative writing worksheet
  2. character description worksheet
  3. adjectives worksheet
  4. wordsearch puzzle
  5. word scramble puzzle (shown above)
  6. secret message puzzle
  7. letter tiles puzzle
  8. simile worksheet

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Quiz and Worksheet Set


6. Sandwich and Bookcover


1. Create a Yummy Enormous
Crocodile Sandwich

The Enormous Crocodile Sandwich Example - Roald Dahl Revolting Recipes

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Sandwich

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2. Design a Bookcover
For an Enormous Crocodile
Creative Writing Assignment

The Enormous Crocodile Writing Project Book Cover

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The Enormous Crocodile Book Review


The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl Lesson Plans For Elementary School Teachers blue bullet point The Enormous Crocodile, written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, is the story of a large and greedy crocodile who is hungry and "off to find a yummy child for lunch. Keep listening and you'll hear the bones go crunch!"

blue bullet point The crocodile leaves the big brown muddy river and makes his way into town. On his way, he encounters a hippopotamus, a monkey, a bird of paradise, and finally an elephant who are all horrified by the "secret plans and clever tricks" that the crocodile has planned for the children in town.

blue bullet point Even though the Enormous Crocodile may be wicked and cunning, the other animals in the jungle know just how to foil his plans and they save the children from his clever tricks. In the end, the Enormous Crocodile gets exactly what he deserves.

blue bullet point The crocodile's tricks involve various funny disguises, which are delightfully illustrated by Quentin Blake. The Enormous Crocodile, first published in 1978, was Quentin Blake's first collaboration with Roald Dahl.

blue bullet point Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake soon became good friends, thus beginning one of the most eye-catching and distinctive collaborations in children's literature. Many people have said that Quentin Blake's illustrations have softened the nastiness that some critics have said existed in Roald Dahl's stories.

The Enormous Crocodile Fun Group Project and Activities For Students blue bullet point This picture book has everything that children adore: humorous illustrations, funny characters, unique names, animals, children in danger, suspense, and a thoroughly loathsome villain.

blue bullet point Of the shorter picture books by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, this is my students' favorite. It is funny, the illustrations are captivating, and my students love completing the fun projects that I have created specifically for this book, which you can find below.

blue bullet point This is a short book to read to your students. Although The Enormous Crocodile may appear at first to be for younger elementary school students, I have read this story to my Grade 5 students numerous times and used the projects found on this page with upper elementary school students with great success.

The Enormous Crocodile Fun Group Projects, Lesson Plans, and Teaching Resources Roald Dahl

My favorite day of the year to read
The Enormous Crocodile to my students
is on September 13, Roald Dahl's birthday!>

blue bullet point If you are completing a Roald Dahl author study with your students, this is a splendiferous choice to use as a book to read to your class.

blue bullet point All of the resources on this page include a second version of each resource that contains British spelling rules (colour instead of color, favourite instead of favorite, etc).

blue bullet point Below you will find some of the Enormous Crocodile lesson plans that I have developed over the years as I have read this book to my students on Roald Dahl's birthday, or during an author study that focuses on this scrumdiddlyumptious writer!



The Enormous Crocodile Group Project

An Extra Large Crocodile Project Based on Roald Dahl's Book


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blue bullet pointOne of my students' favorite projects during the entire school year is this extra large group project for The Enormous Crocodile.

blue bullet point For this cooperative group project, students work together to describe the four clever tricks that the Enormous Crocodile plans in order to eat the children in town. There are also areas on the crocodile templates for students to draw pictures that represent the crocodile's four clever tricks.

The Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl First Draft Creative Writing Worksheets For Projects blue bullet point I believe that it is important for students to go through the steps of the writing process.

blue bullet point For this reason, my students never begin their Enormous Crocodile group projects by writing on their final draft crocodile templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets.

blue bullet point Next, my students edit and revise their work together and I circulate around my classroom and provide assistance as needed.

blue bullet point This set of Enormous Crocodile teaching resources contains three worksheets for students to write their first drafts on. On my first draft worksheets, I have designed the writing line spaces to match the spaces on the final draft crocodile templates.


This Enormous Crocodile group project requires students
to describe each of the crocodile's 4 clever tricks:

  • explain the Enormous Crocodile's plan and disguise
  • describe the setting
  • describe the animal
  • explain how the animal saves the children from the Enormous Crocodile

Below are examples of the three first draft worksheets.

Enormous Crocodile First Draft Printable Worksheets for Fun Group Project Roald Dahl

Above: First Draft Worksheets - The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans


My students love completing this fun group project together!


TEACHING TIP:

This Enormous Crocodile group project requires a lot of green coloring materials to complete these extra large crocodile projects. A few days before my students begin working on their final draft crocodile templates, I assign a homework assignment, or an extra credit task, of bringing in green coloring pencils and markers.

By having my students bring in some of these materials from home, it helps to not dwindle down all of the green coloring materials that I have in my classroom. Students also enjoy bringing in green glitter to help them put some sparkly touches on their Enormous Crocodile group projects.


blue bullet point This set of The Enormous Crocodile teaching resources includes step by step directions on how to assemble the 10 project templates into a large crocodile.

blue bullet point Depending on the age of your students, you could assemble these crocodile projects ahead of time for your students. Each crocodile takes me around 10 minutes to assemble myself.

blue bullet point Older students are able to assemble this large group project on their own. I have given my Grade 5 students the assembling directions worksheet (shown below), and they were able to assemble these large crocodile projects themselves.


Below is an example of the assembling directions worksheet.

The Enormous Crocodile Project Assembling Directions For Teacher

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans: Assembling Directions Worksheet


Below: There are specific directions written on the actual
crocodile templates that show students where to cut and glue.

The Enormous Crocodile Directions Worksheets For Students and Teachers to Assemble Group Project

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans:
Example of assembling directions printed on the crocodile template worksheets.


Enormous Crocodile Group Projects Drawing Pictures of Clever Tricks blue bullet point Students should proofread and edit their first drafts together before they begin working on their final draft crocodile projects.

blue bullet point This unique and fun group project for The Enormous Crocodile includes 10 printable worksheets with templates that assemble into a large crocodile.

blue bullet point When the project has been assembled, the finished crocodile measures 37 inches in width and 12 inches in height.

blue bullet point After your students have written their descriptions for each clever trick, there are four areas on the crocodile templates for students to draw pictures that represent the crocodile's clever tricks.

blue bullet point Your students will love working on this large project together and these finished Enormous Crocodile group projects will make a dynamic and eye catching classroom or hallway display.

Below are examples of the 10 crocodile templates.

Enormous Crocodile Group Project Templates and Worksheets


Enormous Crocodile Feet Templates

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans: 10 Crocodile Templates

Due to the small size of the text, I removed the assembling directions that are written on
these templates for the above examples. On the actual crocodile templates, there are
assembling directions written on the worksheets (see the photograph above for an example).


blue bullet point After your students have completed their group projects, they can evaluate their projects using the group project grading rubric that is provided in this set of The Enormous Crocodile teaching resources.

blue bullet point After the group has graded their project, there is also an area on the grading rubric for the teacher to evaluate the project.


The Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl Project Grading Rubric

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans: Grading Rubric


The Enormous Crocodile Author Roald Dahl Lesson Plans and Ideas for Fun Group Projects blue bullet point When I am first introducing my students to a new project, I believe that it is important for them to have a visual example of what their final draft projects will look like. I always assemble the project myself beforehand and display it at the front of my classroom.

blue bullet point To save you time in coloring the project that you show to your students at the beginning of this assignment, I have included color crocodile templates for you to use so that you do not have to color these templates yourself.

blue bullet point You can also choose to print these color templates and give them to your students to use for their projects. This will save your students time in having to color the crocodile templates themselves.

blue bullet point I have provided 3 different shades of green templates for you to select from. If you choose to print out the color templates to use with your students, you will have crocodile templates in 3 shades of green to distribute to your students.


Below are examples of the 3 different shades of green templates that
you will find in this set of The Enormous Crocodile lesson plans.
(To save space, the crocodile's feet are not shown in these examples.)


Roald Dahl Enormous Crocodile Project Templates

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans: Light Green Templates


The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl Printable Worksheets and Project Templates

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans: Dark Green Templates


Enormous Crocodile Project Templates and Worksheets

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans: Olive Green Templates


blue bullet point I know that it takes teachers a lot of valuable time to assemble their bulletin board displays. Many teachers spend hours of time cutting out large display letters or making a banner on their own at home on their computers.

blue bullet point This time is valuable and better spent on developing your classroom curriculum and grading papers, so I have designed a matching 5 page banner for your bulletin board display.

blue bullet point If you have access to a laminating machine, you can laminate your banner so that it is durable and you can use it year after year for bulletin board displays of your students' Enormous Crocodile group projects.


The Enormous Crocodile Free Bulletin Board Display Banner

Above: This five page banner is included for free
in this set of The Enormous Crocodile lesson plans.


Student Projects for The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

Above: Your students will be enthusiastic
about completing this fun group project together!


Ideas to Use for Student Group Projects for The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

Above: These students are proud of their finished group project!


The Enormous Crocodile Cooperative Group Project Templates and Printable Worksheets

Above: 4 boys working together on their Enormous Crocodile group projects.

Below: These same 4 boys show off their finished project!

Roald Dahl Fun Ideas for Student Projects for The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans

I hope that these unique teaching resources will help you
to create an engaging and fun activity for your students!



Enormous Crocodile Wanted Poster

Fun Creative Writing Project


Wanted Poster for Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

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Wanted Poster: The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans


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Enormous Crocodile Fun Projects and Ideas for Elementary Students blue bullet point Students love creating wanted posters for the main characters of the books that they have read.

blue bullet point The Enormous Crocodile is an ideal character for a wanted poster because of the nasty tricks that he plans in order to eat some of the children in the town.

blue bullet point For this creative writing assignment, students describe the crocodile's appearance, what he is wanted for, where he was last seen, and the reward amount. Then, they have to write a detailed narrative describing the actions that happened, and what made the Enormous Crocodile commit this crime.

blue bullet point For students who are often reluctant about writing, I have found that my students gobble up this writing task with great enthusiasm and creativity!

The Enormous Crocodile Fun Wanted Book Report Posters and Projects blue bullet point This fun project contains two templates that assemble into a wanted poster. The wanted poster measures 13 inches in height and 10 inches in width.

blue bullet point This set of The Enormous Crocodile lesson plans includes:

  • assembling directions worksheet
  • first draft creative writing worksheets
  • final draft black and white wanted poster templates
  • final draft color wanted poster templates
  • grading rubric
  • 5 page bulletin board banner (shown above)

Below is an example of the assembling directions worksheet.

Enormous Crocodile Wanted Poster Project Assembling Directions

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans: Assembling Directions for Wanted Poster


blue bullet point I believe that it is important for students to go through the steps of the writing process. For this reason, my students never begin their Enormous Crocodile wanted posters by writing on their final draft templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets.

blue bullet point Next, my students edit and revise their written work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.

Wanted Poster Book Report Project Enormous Crocodile blue bullet point This set of Enormous Crocodile teaching resources contains two worksheets for students to write their first drafts on. On my first draft worksheets, I have designed the writing line spaces to match the spaces on the final draft wanted poster.

This Enormous Crocodile wanted poster contains the following creative writing topics:

  • physical description
  • wanted for
  • last scene
  • reward amount
  • narrative describing the crocodile's actions and why he is wanted by the police

Below are examples of the first draft creative writing worksheets.

Enormous Crocodile Wanted Poster Project First Draft Printable Workswheets

Enormous Crocodile First Draft Worksheets

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans: First Draft Creative Writing Worksheets for Wanted Poster


Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl Creative Writing Project Grading Rubric blue bullet point A grading rubric is included in this set of teaching resources.

blue bullet point I believe that it is important for students to evaluate their own work, so my wanted poster rubric contains an assessment section for both students and teachers.

blue bullet point When students evaluate their book report projects, they color in the faces on their grading rubric worksheets. When a teacher evaluates the projects, the teacher circles the small numbers inside each box on the printable worksheets.

blue bullet point Below is an example of the wanted poster grading rubric that is included in this set of teaching resources.


The Enormous Crocodile Wanted Poster Book Report Grading Evaluation Rubric

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans: Grading Rubric for Wanted Poster

Wanted Poster Final Draft Templates:

Wanted Poster Book Report Templates and Ideas for The Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl blue bullet pointAssembling these wanted posters is easy:

  • cut the dotted line off the bottom template
  • glue bottom template onto the top template
  • cut along the thick black border of the wanted poster
  • using edited first draft, complete writing sections
  • draw a picture of the Enormous Crocodile inside the empty box

blue bullet point Below are examples of the final draft black and white wanted poster templates.


Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl Wanted Poster Project Templates

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans: Black and White Wanted Poster Templates

blue bullet point As you are introducing this creative writing assignment to your students, it is a good idea to have a visual example of a finished wanted poster for your students to see. I have provided color templates of this project to save you time in having to color these templates yourself.

Below is an example of the final draft Enormous Crocodile
color templates
that are included in this set of teaching resources.


The Enormous Crocodile Author Roald Dahl Wanted Poster Book Report Project Templates

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans: Color Wanted Poster Templates


Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl Student Group Projects

Above: This is an example from Lisa's classroom, she teaches
Grade 4 in Connecticut. Her students completed the large
crocodile group projects and these wanted posters.



Clever Trick #5

Enormous Crocodile Creative Writing Set


Creative Writing Banner For Roald Dahl's The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans: Clever Trick #5
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Enormous Crocodile Clever Trick 5 Creative Writing Assignment blue bullet point One of my students' favorite creative writing assignments during the entire school year is creating an idea for a 5th Clever Trick that the Enormous Crocodile plans.

blue bullet point For this fun writing assignment, students pretend that they are Roald Dahl and write a new idea for a clever trick.

blue bullet point For this creative writing assignment, students:

  • choose a setting their story
  • create a new animal for their story (Stripy the Zebra, Stretchy the Giraffe, Roary the Lion, or Laughy the Hyena)
  • write a story about the crocodile's 5th clever trick and disguise (a float at a beach, a teacher at a school, a football on a field, a stuffed animal at a toy store, a pizza delivery person, etc.)

blue bullet point Students are often reluctant about completing writing assignments. I have found that my students chomp with enthusiasm as they begin this assignment because they enjoy pretending that they are Roald Dahl and writing a new chapter for his story.

blue bullet point One of the main reasons that I continue to read The Enormous Crocodile to my students year after year is because my students love creating their own idea for a 5th Clever Trick!

blue bullet point This set of Enormous Crocodile lesson plans includes:

  • Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl Creative Writing Ideas and Lesson Plans for Teachers teacher directions
  • idea web worksheet
  • first draft worksheet
  • black and white cover sheet
  • color cover sheet
  • grading rubric
  • 5 page bulletin board banner (shown above)

Below are examples of the teacher directions worksheet
and the grading rubric.

The Enormous Crocodile Clever Trick Creative Writing Grading Rubric

Left: Clever Trick # 5 Directions Worksheet
Right: Clever Trick # 5 Grading Rubric


Below are examples of the idea web and the first draft worksheet.

Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl Creative Writing Idea Web Worksheet

Left: Clever Trick # 5 Idea Web
Right: Clever Trick # 5 First Draft Worksheet


Below are examples of the final draft worksheets.
Students draw a picture in the top left corner.

Creative Writing Idea for The Enormous Crocodile:  Clever Trick #5

Left: Clever Trick # 5 Black and White Final Draft Worksheet
Right: Clever Trick # 5 Color Final Draft Worksheet


Below are examples of the black and white and the color cover sheets.

You can use this cover sheet to staple together a booklet of all of the writing
worksheets that your students have completed for this creative writing assignment.

Creative Writing Worksheet Template for The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl

Left: Clever Trick # 5 Black and White Cover Sheet
Right: Clever Trick # 5 Color Cover Sheet



Crocodile Times:
The Enormous Crocodile Newspaper


The Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl Newspaper Free Bulletin Board Display Banner and Ideas

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Crocodile Times Newspaper: The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans


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Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl Newspaper Creative Writing Projects and Templates blue bullet point Your students will enjoy pretending that they are newspaper editors and creating a Crocodile Times newspaper based on Roald Dahl's book The Enormous Crocodile.

blue bullet point For this fun creative writing assignment, students write three newspaper articles and draw a comic strip for their Crocodile Times newspapers.

blue bullet point Students are often reluctant about creative writing assignments, but I have found that my students eagerly put on their newspaper editor's hats in order to create a newspaper based on the characters from The Enormous Crocodile.


blue bullet point This set of Enormous Crocodile lesson plans includes the following:

  • Roald Dahl Newspaper Book Report Projects for The Enormous Crocodile assembly directions
  • first draft worksheets
  • black and white final draft newspaper templates
  • gray final draft newspaper templates
  • color final draft newspaper templates
  • 5 page bulletin board banner (shown above)

blue bullet point This newspaper project is easy to cut out and assemble together. There are two final draft newspaper templates that are glued together to form a large newspaper project that measures 10 inches in width and 13 inches in height.

blue bullet pointBelow is an example of the assembly directions worksheet.


Student Newspaper Directions:  The Enormous Crocodile

Above: Assembling Directions Worksheet

First Article: Headline News Story

  • This article warns the people living in the town about the Enormous Crocodile.
  • Give examples of some ways that the crocodile has tried to harm the children in the town.
  • Include the following information: Who, What, Where, When, and Why (The 5 W's).
  • Below is an example of the Headline News Story first draft worksheet.

Student Newspaper Writing First Draft Worksheets The Enormous Crocodile

Above: First Draft Worksheet Headline News Story

Second Article: Sports Update

  • This article is about a recent sporting event that happened in the town.
  • Use characters from The Enormous Crocodile as the athletes in this newspaper article.

blue bullet point My students have enjoyed using their imaginations to create such sporting events as:

  • a water polo match between the crocodiles and the hippos
  • elephant weight lifting competitions
  • monkey gymnastics at the Olypmics

Third Article: Restaurant Review

  • Choose one of the animals (crocodile, hippopotamus, monkey, bird, or elephant) from the story, and create a restaurant that this type of animal would enjoy eating at.
  • Create a special meal on the menu that this animal would love to eat.

blue bullet point My students have gobbled up the task of creating restaurants and menu items for the animals in the story such as:

  • peanut butter and banana sandwiches for monkeys
  • trout and turtle soup for crocodiles
  • cabbage and lettuce stir fry for elephants
  • Below is an example of the Sports Update and Restaurant Review first draft worksheet.

Newspaper Writing Worksheets:  The Enormous Crocodile

Above: First Draft Worksheet #2 Comic Strip
Left: Sports Update
Right: Restaurant Review

Fourth Section: Comic Strip

  • Create a comic strip about one of the animals (crocodile, hippopotamus, monkey, bird, or elephant).
  • Include speech bubbles that show what the animal is saying in the comic strip.
  • Below is an example of the Comic Strip first draft worksheet.

First Draft Newspaper Writing Worksheets

Above: First Draft Worksheet #3 Comic Strip

Grading Rubric

blue bullet point Below is an example of the Crocodile Times grading rubric that is included in this set of teaching resources.


Student Newspaper Grading Rubric The Enormous Crocodile

Above: Grading Rubric

Final Draft Templates: Black and White, Grey, and Color

blue bullet point There are two newspaper templates that are cut out and easily assembled together. When the newspaper project has been assembled it measures 10 inches in width and 13 inches in height.


Roald Dahl Newspaper Creative Writing Templates Enormous Crocodile

Crocodile Times Newspapers: Black and White Templates


Roald Dahl Newpaper Projects, Templates, and Worksheets for Enormous Crocodile

Crocodile Times Newspapers: Grey Templates


The Enormous Crocodile Fun Newspaper Writing Projects Roald Dahl

Crocodile Times Newspapers: Color Templates



The Enormous Crocodile Quiz and Worksheet Set:


Enormous Crocodile Quiz, Printable Worksheets, and Fun Puzzles


Enormous Crocodile Quiz, Worksheets, Puzzles, and Lesson Plans

The Enormous Crocodile Lesson Plans - Quiz and 8 Worksheeets

Quiz, Creative Writing Worksheet, Character Description Worksheet,
Adjectives Worksheet, Wordsearch Puzzle, Word Scramble Puzzle,
Secret Message Puzzle, Letter Tiles Puzzle, and Simile Worksheet


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The Enormous Crocodile Quiz:

blue bullet point This quiz contains 16 questions: 8 matching, 6 multiple choice, and 2 essay.


The Enormous Crocodile Quiz and Test Printable Worksheets Roald Dahl Lesson Plans

1. Creative Writing Worksheet:

blue bullet point You can choose the topic for this general creative writing worksheet, or let your students choose their own topics. There are black and white and color versions of this worksheet in this set of teaching resources.


Enormous Crocodile Creative Writing Worksheet Roald Dahl Lesson Plans

2. The Enormous Crocodile Character Description:

blue bullet point For this worksheet, students write a character description about the Enormous Crocodile.

  • Students choose 10 adjectives that describe the crocodile and write them in the smaller boxes.
  • On the lines below, students write a character description and include these adjectives in their paragraphs.
  • In the box in the middle, students draw a picture of the Enormous Crocodile.

Enormous Crocodile Character Description Worksheet Roald Dahl Lesson Plans

3. Adjectives Worksheet:

blue bullet point For this worksheet, students review adjectives by using example sentences from the story.


Enormous Crocodile Adjective Review Worksheet Roald Dahl Lesson Plans

4. Word Search Puzzle:

blue bullet point After students have finished the word search puzzle, they use the remaining letters to solve the secret message at the bottom of the puzzle. An answer key is also included in this set of teaching resources.


Enormous Crocodile Wordsearch Puzzle Worksheet Roald Dahl Lesson Plans

5. Word Scramble Puzzle:

blue bullet point Students unscramble letters to form words used in this story. An answer key is also included in this set of teaching resources.


Enormous Crocodile Word Scramble Puzzles Printable Worksheets Roald Dahl

6. Decode the Secret Message:

blue bullet point For this Secret Message worksheet, students have to decode the secret message to find out what the Enormous Crocodile is saying to Trunky. An answer key is also included in this set of teaching resources.


Enormous Crocodile Fun Secret Message Puzzle Printable Worksheets Roald Dahl

7. Letter Tiles:

blue bullet point For this Letter Tiles worksheet, students have to cut out the letter boxes and arrange them in the proper order to find out what the Roly Poly Bird said to the Enormous Crocodile. An answer key is also included in this set of teaching resources.


The Enormous Crocodile Letter Tiles Fun Puzzles and Worksheets Roald Dahl

8. Similes:

blue bullet point For this last worksheet, students review similes using Roald Dahl's examples from The Enormous Crocodile. Then, students have to write 3 sentences containing similes in them about characters from the story.


Roald Dahl Teaching Similes Worksheets and Lesson Plans for The Enormous Crocodile

I hope that this set of The Enormous Crocodile lesson plans provides you with
some additional short and fun activities to use with this book written by Roald Dahl.



More Fun, Extra Large, and
Scrumdiddlyumptious Projects
For Roald Dahl's Books:


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Cover Roald Dahl Projects

1. Factory Group Project


Willy Wonka's Chocolate
Factory Group Project

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Bulletin Board Display Banner

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Report Project Templates

Students with their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Group Book Report Project

Your students will love completing this extra large and scrumdiddlyumptious group project together!

For this project, students work together to write descriptions and draw pictures about what happens to the four naughty children in the following factory rooms:

  • Augustus Gloop:
    Chocolate Room
  • Violet Beauregarde:
    Invention Room
  • Veruca Salt: Nut Room
  • Mike Teavee: TV Room

Students also write descriptions and draw pictures for the these characters:

Willy Wonka
Charlie Bucket
Oompa Loompas

These finished Willy Wonka projects measure 22 x 20 inches and they will make a dynamic and eye-catching display in your classroom or hallway.

$7.50

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Willy Wonka's Chocolate
Factory Group Project


2. Character Body Projects


Templates and Instructions For
Creating 8 Character Projects

Classroom Bulletin Board Banner - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl Character Body Book Report Project Templates

4 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Character Book Report Projects

Your students will love creating large character body projects for these 8 characters:

  1. Willy Wonka
  2. Charlie Bucket
  3. Augustus Gloop
  4. Veruca Salt
  5. Violet Beauregarde
  6. Mike Teavee
  7. Grandpa Joe
  8. Oompa Loompa

Students use the directions sheet to fold and cut out a body for their characters.

Then, students customize their projects by designing their own heads, hands, and feet for their characters.

Students write about their characters inside the vest area and they glue descriptive adjectives on the character's arms, legs, and pants/skirt.

$7.50

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
8 Character Body Projects



3. Wanted Posters


Templates For Creating Wanted
Posters For 13 Characters

Wanted Posters For Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Banner

13 Wanted Posters - Agustus Gloop Example

Students love creating wanted posters featuring characters from their favorite books.

This Charlie and the Chocolate Factory resource set contains Wanted Posters for these 13 characters from the story:

  1. Willy Wonka
  2. Charlie Bucket
  3. Augustus Gloop
  4. Veruca Salt,
  5. Violet Beauregarde
  6. Mike Teavee
  7. Oompa - Loompa,
  8. Mr. Bucket
  9. Mrs. Bucket
  10. Grandpa Joe
  11. Grandma Josephine,
  12. Grandpa George
  13. Grandma Georgina.

$6.00

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
13 Wanted Posters


4. Character Wheel


Templates For Creating a
Wheel of 8 Characters

Character Wheel Project For Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Character Wheel

When this character wheel is assembled together, the project measures 16 inches by 16 inches.

Students write character description on the lined areas and draw pictures of the characters in the triangle areas.

These character wheels look impressive when the 8 wheel sections are glued together to form a circle. The assembled projects will make an eye-catching display inside your classroom!

The 8 characters that are featured in this wheel are:

  1. Willy Wonka
  2. Charlie Bucket
  3. Augustus Gloop
  4. Veruca Salt
  5. Violet Beauregarde,
  6. Mike Teavee
  7. Grandpa Joe
  8. Oompa - Loompa

$4.50

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Character Wheel




Esio Trot Book Cover Roald Dahl Projects

1. ESIO TROT Group Project


Esio Trot Bulletin Board Display Banner

(5 page bulletin board
display banner)


Esio Trot Group Project

Esio Trot Example of Tortoise Book Report Project

For this extra large and fun cooperative group project, students work together to describe the two main characters, the problem, and the solution.

Project Measurements:
Width = 16 inches Height = 21 inches

$7.50

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ESIO TROT Group Project


2. Flip Book Writing Templates


Esio Trot Backwards Bulletin Board Display Banner

(Backwards Banner:
KROW REPUS = SUPER WORK)


Esio Trot Creative Writing Templates Booklet

Esio Trot Flip Book Creative Writing Project

Are you looking for tortoise shaped creative writing templates? In this ESIO TROT set, there are 3 templates that are stapled together to form a flip book.

Project Measurements:
Width = 9 inches Height = 5.5 inches

$3.50

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Flip Book Creative Writing Templates



3. ESIO TROT Sticker Charts


Esio Trot Turtle Sticker Charts Bulletin Board Banner

Esio Trot Sticker Charts

These fun Esio Trot sticker charts will motivate your students to come out of their shells and make steady progress towards a goal that you set for them.

Project Measurements:
Width = 10 inches Height = 6 inches

$3.50

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ESIO TROT Sticker Charts


4. Tortoise Book Cover


Esio Trot Art Project Book Covers

Esio Trot Art Project:

Your students can create tortoise book covers for their Esio Trots assignments using these basic materials:

  • light green construction paper measuring 9 inches by 24 inches (background)
  • dark green construction paper measuring 9 inches by 12 inches (for turtle shell)
  • medium green construction paper (for 9 scales to glue on the shell)
  • gray construction paper (head and feet)

Click below for more information about:
Esio Trot Book Cover




The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Book Cover Roald Dahl Projects

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me - Group Project


Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Bulletin Board Banner

Roald Dahl Fun Group Project Activities for The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

Below: There are also monkey and
pelican templates to glue on top of the giraffe's head.

Roald Dahl Ideas for Activities and Projects for The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

For this extra large giraffe group project, students work together to describe Billy, The Duke of Hampshire, and the three animals that make up the Ladderless Window Cleaning Company.

In addition to writing character descriptions, students write a 6 line rhyming poem in the same style that Roald Dahl uses throughout the story. There are also four areas on the giraffe templates for students to draw pictures that represent the characters and the poem that they wrote together.

Project Measurements:
36 x 21 inches

$7.50

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The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Group Project





MORE Fun Ideas and Activities
for The Enormous Crocodile:

1. Make an Enormous Crocodile Sandwich!

How To Make an Enormous Crocodile Sandwich Roald Dahl Fun Lesson Plans

Above: This is a picture of me with one of my students on our Roald Dahl Day.
This student made a yummy Enormous Crocodile sandwich for our celebration!

I am dressed as Willy Wonka and my student is
dressed as Farmer Bunce from Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Roald Dahl Day Revolting Recipes Cookbook
Roald Dahl has a cookbook based on food found in his different stories that is available for purchase on Amazon.com (see the box found below).

I have purchased this cookbooks and I used it help me plan a fun Roald Dahl Day for my students.

This cookbook contains scrumdiddlyumptious recipes for food items that are found in many different Roald Dahl books. This cookbook is filled with color photographs, as well as illustrations by Quentin Blake.

Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes contains a recipe for how to make an Enormous Crocodile sandwich and a photograph of a finished sandwich.


I had this Roald Dahl cookbook displayed in my classroom library
and during free time, it was one of my students' favorite books to read.



You can purchase this Roald Dahl Cookbook
from Amazon by clicking in the box above.

Roald Dahl Day Enormous Crocodile Sandwich Recipe and Ideas for Lesson Plans

blue bullet point Below are some ideas for ingredients that you can use to make an Enormous Crocodile sandwich. Feel free to use your imagination and substitute ingredients.

  • large baguette for body
  • almonds for teeth
  • frozen chopped spinach for skin
  • artichoke leaves for scales
  • slice of ham for tongue
  • hard boiled egs for eyes
  • black olives for eye pupils
  • cooked sausages for legs
  • cocktail gherkins for toes
  • use folded coat hanger or wire to open crocodile's mouth
  • filling of choice for inside the sandwich and the crocodile's body

2. Make an Enormous Crocodile Book Cover


Enormous Crocodile Roald Dahl Fun Art and Book Cover Project Lesson Plans


Roald Dahl Fun Art Project Lesson Plans Design an Enormous Crocodile Book Cover

blue bullet point Below are some ideas for materials that you can use to make an Enormous Crocodile book cover. I staple my students' Enormous Crocodile stories inside these fun book covers that they enjoy designing.

blue bullet pointMaterials:

  • dark green construction paper measuring 9 inches by 24 inches
  • light green construction paper measuring 9 inches by 24 inches
  • white construction paper for teeth and eyes

blue bullet pointDirections:

  • draw a crocodile on the light green construction paper so that it takes up most of the space on the paper
  • cut out the crocodile
  • glue light green crocodile on the dark green construction paper
  • fold the dark green construction paper in half
  • add eyes and teeth to the crocodile
  • staple or glue Enormous Crocodile story or essay inside the book cover

Enormous Crocodile Fun Art Project for Roald Dahl Lesson Plans Create a Book Cover




Alphabetical List of Books

Click on the book covers below to view
the fun, unique, and extra large projects that I have
designed for these popular novels and picture books.

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(2 Projects)

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First Day Hooray Book Report Projects

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First Day Jitters Book Report Projects

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(1 Project)

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(1 Project)

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(1 Project)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Book Report Projects

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(1 Project)

Shiloh Book Report Projects

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(1 Project)

Stellaluna Book Report Projects

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(1 Project)

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving Book Report Projects

Twas the Night
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(1 Project)

The Way to Start a Day Book Report Projects

The Way to
Start a Day

Byrd Baylor
(2 Project)

The Whipping Boy Book Report Projects

The Whipping Boy
Sid Fleischman
(2 Projects)

Click on the book covers to see the fun, unique, and extra large projects that are available for each book.





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