ESIO TROT
Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources
Author: Roald Dahl

The Esio Trot Lesson Plans For Teachers

This page contains ESIO TROT lesson plans,
teaching resources, and fun student projects.

Esio Trot Book Report Project Ideas and Lesson Plans Roald Dahl Day

Above: Example of Esio Trot Group Project



Below you will find short summaries of the 3 ESIO TROT projects that are available on this page of Unique Teaching Resources.

Click on the "more information" link at the bottom of each box to read
detailed information and see large picture examples for each project.

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ESIO TROT Group Project


Esio Trot Group Project

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

Project Measurements:
Width = 16 inches Height = 21 inches

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ESIO TROT Sticker Charts

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


Flip Book Writing Templates

Esio Trot Creative Writing Templates Booklet

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

Project Measurements:
Width = 9 inches Height = 5.5 inches

$3.50

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Flip Book Creative Writing Templates



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Roald Dahl Teaching Resources and Characters

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ESIO TROT Book Review

Esio Trot Fun Group Projects, Lesson Plans, and Teaching Resources Roald Dahl blue bullet point Esio Trot, written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, is a sweet story about an elderly man who has a secret crush on his neighbor, Mrs. Silver.

blue bullet point Esio Trot is tortoise spelled backwards and Roald Dahl uses many words spelled backwards throughout his classic love story about a man, a woman, and her pet tortoise.

blue bullet point The main character is Mr. Hoppy and he is in love with the woman who lives in the apartment beneath him, but he is too shy to tell her. Mrs. Silver is devoted to her pet tortoise and she is concerned because Alfie is not growing any bigger.

blue bullet point Mr. Hoppy is desperate to make a favorable impression on Mrs. Silver. One day, Mr. Hoppy is struck with a brilliant idea as to how he can win Mrs. Silver's attention and love, but he's going to need a lot of tortoises to pull off his clever plan!

blue bullet point Mr. Hoppy informs Mrs. Silver that, "Tortoises are very backward creatures. Therefore they can only understand words that are written backwards." He concocts a clever scheme to encourage Mrs. Silver to say "magical backwards" words to Alfie each day in hopes that this will help her tortoise to grow bigger.

blue bullet point At a pet store, Mr. Hoppy buys over 140 tortoises of different sizes. Mr. Hoppy finds a way to make it appear that Alfie is slowly growing larger by swapping him for increasingly larger tortoises. Each week he replaces a tortoise with one that is slightly bigger.

blue bullet point When Alfie appears to be growing bigger, Mrs. Silver is convinced that the magical words work, and Mr. Hoppy wins the love of his sweetheart.

blue bullet point At the end of this gentle tale about two elderly people who fall in love, Mr. Hoppy and Mrs. Silver get married and live happily ever after.

blue bullet point I recommend reading this short chapter book aloud to your students. They will laugh with delight as they hear you read the magical backwards tortoise words that Roald Dahl has concocted for this humorous book. Your students will cheer at the end of this cute romantic senior love story when Mrs. Silver agrees to marry Mr. Hoppy.

Besides the fun Esio Trot lesson plans and projects
that you will find later on this web page, below are a few
additional ideas that I have also used along with this story:

  • Have students write their names backwards and make signs or badges with their names written in tortoise language. For the rest of the day, students have to call each other by their backwards tortoise names.
  • Link your language arts and science curriculums together by having your students complete a tortoise research project.
  • Have your students write a Yrammus (summary) about the book.
  • Students can write an acrostic poem about the book using the letters E.S.I.O. T.R.O.T.
  • Except for the classes that are taught by other teachers (example: PE or music), arrange your school day backwards. If you normally begin the day with a language arts lesson, end the day with a language arts lesson. Pretend to take attendance at the very end of the day. Think of other fun activities that you can do backwards during the school day.

blue bullet point My students love completing the fun projects that I have created specifically for this book, which you can find below.

blue bullet point Although Esio Trot 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.

A perfect day to read Esio Trot to your students
is on September 13, Roald Dahl's birthday!

Esio Trot Lesson Plans, Teaching Resources, and Fun Projects for Roald Dahl book 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 Esio Trot teaching 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 Esio Trot 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!


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Esio Trot Group Project

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


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Esio Trot by Roald Dahl Fun Group Projects Bulletin Board Display Example

Hallway bulletin board display of completed ESIO TROT group projects

Esio Trot Roald Dahl Lesson Plans, Ideas, and Project Templates

Esio Trot Group Project: Example of assembled templates

blue bullet point My students have enjoyed completing this extra large Esio Trot project with the members of their group.

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl First Draft Creative Writing Printable Worksheets blue bullet point For this cooperative group project, students work together to describe the two main characters, the problem, and the solution of the story. There is an area on the tortoise templates for students to draw a picture of Alfie.

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 Esio Trot group projects by writing on their final draft tortoise 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 Esio Trot teaching resources contains 2 first draft worksheets. On these first draft worksheets, I have designed the writing line spaces to match the spaces on the final draft tortoise templates.

This Esio Trot group project requires students
to write about the following topics:

Mr. Hoppy
Mrs. Silver
Problem
Solution

Below are examples of the two first draft worksheets.

Esio Trot First Draft Printable Worksheets for Fun Group Project Roald Dahl
Esio Trot Creative Writing Worksheets Book Report Project Roald Dahl

Esio Trot Lesson Plans: First Draft Worksheets


Esio Trot by Roald Dahl Photograph and Examples of Fun Students Projects

My students love completing this fun Esio Trot group project together!


TEACHING TIP:

This Esio Trot group project requires a lot of green coloring materials to complete these extra large tortoise projects. A few days before my students begin working on their final draft tortoise 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 Esio Trot group projects.


Esio Trot Directions and Lesson Plans for Teachers to Assemble Group Projects blue bullet point This set of Esio Trot teaching resources includes step by step directions on how to assemble the 7 project templates into a large tortoise.

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

blue bullet point Older students are able to assemble this large group project on their own.

blue bullet point I have given my Grade 5 students the assembling directions workshees (shown below), and they were able to assemble these large tortoise projects themselves.


Below are examples of the assembling directions worksheets.

Esio Trot Group Project Assembling Directions For Teacher Roald Dahl

Esio Trot Lesson Plans: Assembling Directions Worksheet


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

Esio Trot Directions Worksheets For Students and Teachers to Assemble Group Project

Esio Trot Lesson Plans:
Example of assembling directions printed on the tortoise template worksheets.

Esio Trot Roald Dahl Day Group Project Lesson Plans for Fun Projects

Above: Example of updated version of Esio Trot group project.

Esio Trot Group Project Lesson Plans and Templates for Roald Day blue bullet point Students should proofread and edit their first drafts together before they begin working on their final draft tortoise projects.

blue bullet point This unique and fun Esio Trot group project includes 7 printable worksheets with templates that assemble into a large tortoise.

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

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


Below are examples of the 7 tortoise templates.


Roald Dahl Day Esio Trot Fun Group Projects and Templates for Students

Esio Trot Lesson Plans: 7 Tortoise Templates


Below are larger examples of these Esio Trot group project templates.

EsioHeadTemplate Esio Trot Top Turtle Shell Templates Esio Trot Bottom Turtle Shell Templates Esio Trot Feet Templates

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 Esio Trot lesson plans.

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.


Esio Trot Roald Dahl Group Project Grading Rubric

Esio Trot Lesson Plans: Grading Rubric


Esio Trot Group Project Color Templates and Worksheets for Students 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 tortoise templates for you to use so that you do not have to color these templates yourself.


Esio Trot Lesson Plans and for Fun Roald Dahl Day Projects

Esio Trot Lesson Plans: Color Templates


Esio Trot and Roald Dahl Bulletin Board Display Ideas and Examples blue bullet point I know that it takes teachers a lot of valuable time to assemble their bulletin board displays.

blue bullet point 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' Esio Trot group projects.


Esio Trot by Roald Dahl Free Bulletin Board Display Banner

Above: This five page banner is included
for free in this set of Esio Trot lesson plans.

I have created some Esio Trot accent pieces to help you decorate
your bulletin board display of your students' finished group projects.

First, there is a tortoise with the magical words
that Mrs. Silver says to help her tortoise grow.

Esio Trot Tortoise Language Roald Dahl Bulletin Board Display Lesson Plan Ideas

Second, there are 8 different sized tortoises with
sizes and weeks written on them just like they are in the book.

Esio Trot Roald Dahl Bulletin Board Display Ideas and Examples

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


Esio Trot Turtle Shaped Creative Writing Templates and Worksheets for Roald Dahl Projects


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Esio Trot Tortoise Shaped Creative Writing Templates
Make a Turtle Flip Up Book


Esio Trot Roald Dahl Free Bulletin Board Display Banner Super Work

This five page banner is included for free in this set of Esio Trot lesson plans.

Note: This banner says SUPER WORK,
which has been spelled backwards in "tortoise language."


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Esio Trot Tortoise Shaped Creative Writing Templates
Esio Trot Lesson Plans: Make a Flip Up Book
Author: Roald Dahl


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Esio Trot Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources Fun Turtle Writing Templates blue bullet point Are you looking for a tortoise shaped writing template that will help you create an eye catching bulletin board display based on Roald Dahl's book?

blue bullet point These cute Esio Trot creative writing templates measure 9 x 5.5 inches. There are 3 templates that are stapled together to form a flip up book.

blue bullet point These tortoise templates would be ideal to use for writing a summary about the book, writing a poem, or completing a science research project about tortoises.

blue bullet point For creative writing assignments, 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 creative writing assignments by writing on their final draft templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets.

blue bullet point Below is an example of the first draft writing worksheet that is included in this set of Esio Trot lesson plans. The writing lines and spaces on the first draft worksheet match the lines and spaces on the final draft tortoise templates.

blue bullet point If you want to make this a longer writing assignment, give your students two copies of this worksheet. When students are completing their final drafts, you would also give your students the additional middle writing template that is shown later on this page.


Esio Trot First Draft Creative Writing Worksheet Roald Dahl

Esio Trot Lesson Plans: First Draft Creative Writing Worksheet


blue bullet point After students have edited and revised their first drafts, you should give them their final draft tortoise templates.

Tortoise Left Esio Right blue bullet point This set of teaching resources includes final draft tortoises templates that face both left and right.

blue bullet point I suggest that you give half of your students tortoises facing left and the other half of your students right templates.

blue bullet point By having tortoises that are facing in both directions, you will be able to add more variety to your bulletin board display of your students' Esio Trot creative writing assignments.


blue bullet point There are 3 final draft tortoise templates:

  1. Cover Template: Students write the title of their writing assignment and then draw a picture on this shell template.
  2. Middle Writing Template: This template is optional and can be used if you want this to be a longer writing assignment.
  3. Tortoise Template: Students staple the cover (and the middle section for longer writing assignments) to this template to make their flip up books.

blue bullet pointThese tortoise templates contain thick black borders, which makes it easy for students to cut out and assemble their flip up books themselves.


Below are examples of the 3 final draft tortoise templates:

Esio Trot Turtle Shaped Shell Templates Esio Trot Lesson Plans Creative Writing Turtle Templates

Esio Trot Lesson Plans: 3 Tortoise Writing Templates (Left)
Staple pages together at the top to form a flip up book.
(The middle page is optional.)

Esio Trot Roald Dahl Creative Writing Turtle Shaped Template

Example of right tortoise template.


Esio Trot Color Templates blue bullet point When I am introducing this writing assigment to my students, I like to begin by sharing my own example with my students. At the front of my classroom, I display an example of what the final draft tortoise flip book looks like.

blue bullet point I have included color tortoise templates for you to use as visual examples to show your students so that you don't have to spend time coloring these Esio Trot templates yourself.

blue bullet point The cover page has not been colored green because a picture needs to be drawn and colored in this area.


Esio Trot Color Shell Creative Writing Templates Esio Trot Lesson Plans Fun Creative Writing Templates and Worksheets


Turtle on Moped Bike blue bullet point A grading rubric is included in this set of Esio Trot teaching resources.

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

blue bullet point When students evaluate their assignments, they color in the faces on their grading rubric worksheets.

blue bullet point When the teacher evaluates the assignments, the teacher circles the small numbers inside each box on the printable worksheets.

blue bullet point Below is an example of the grading rubric.


Esio Trot Creative Writing Grading and Evaluation Rubric Worksheet Roald Dahl

Esio Trot Lesson Plans: Creative Writing Grading Rubric


Esio Trot Roald Dahl Free Bulletin Board Display Banner Super Work

blue bullet point The above five page banner is included for free in this set of Esio Trot lesson plans. This banner says SUPER WORK, which has been spelled backwards in "tortoise language."

blue bullet point To help you decorate your bulletin board display with a tortoise theme, I have included tortoise accent pieces in this set of Esio Trot teaching resources.

blue bullet point These accent pieces include 3 different shades of green tortoises, in a variety of different sizes, facing both left and right.

blue bullet point There are three phrases written on these tortoises (SUPER WORK, GOOD JOB, and WELL DONE) and there is a second copy of each tortoise with these phrases written backwards. Below are examples of some of these tortoise accent pieces.

Esio Trot Bulletin Board Display Ideas Roald Dahl Lesson Plans Esio Trot Bulletin Board Display Examples Roald Dahl Teaching Resources Esio Trot Bulletin Board Display Ideas for Elementary School Teachers

Below: There are 3 smaller tortoises included in this set of teaching resources.
The smaller tortoises with the phrases written backwards are not shown below. Esio Trot Classroom Bulletin Board Display Ideas and Examples for Teachers



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Esio Trot Lesson Plans: Make a Flip Up Book
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Esio Trot Sticker Charts:
Tortoise Shaped Incentive Templates


Free Esio Trot Sticker Chart Bulletin Board Display Banner Roald Dahl Books

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Esio Trot Lesson Plans: Tortoise Shaped Incentive Templates
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Esio Trot Fun Sticker Chart Templates for Roald Dahl Books blue bullet point How often do you find a unique sticker chart set of teaching resources that is based on a Roald Dahl book that you just read to your students?

blue bullet point 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.

blue bullet point Although these tortoise shaped sticker charts can be used for a variety of different purposes, I like to use them to encourage my students to read books on their own.

blue bullet point After I read this Roald Dahl book aloud to my students, I give each of my students an Esio Trot sticker chart. Students place stickers on their charts each time that they finish reading a book and I use these incentive charts to help encourage and promote reading in my classroom.

blue bullet point Besides reading, you can also use these tortoise shaped sticker chart templates to record homework, behavior, classwork, good citizenship, math, spelling, or any other goal that you want your students to achieve.

blue bullet point There are 20 sticker boxes on these tortoise templates. I have designed the boxes inside the sticker charts to fit the standard small stickers that many teachers use. If you do not have these small stickers, you can draw a smiley face or place a check mark inside each box.

blue bullet point These turtle sticker charts measure 10 inches in width and 6 inches in height. I have designed tortoises facing both left and right, so that there will be more variety in your classroom bulletin board display of your students' Esio Trot sticker charts.

Below are examples of the color tortoise sticker chart templates.


Esio Trot Fun Roald Dahl Reading Sticker Charts and Templates Roald Dahl Fun Reading Sticker Charts for Esio Trot

Below are examples of the black and white tortoise sticker chart templates.


Esio Trot Turtle Reading Sticker Chart Template Esio Trot Incentive Chart


Esio Trot Lesson Plans and Award Certificates for Elementary Students blue bullet point These Esio Trot sticker charts are a wonderful way to positively reinforce your students for making progress towards their goals.

blue bullet point I have designed a matching student award certificate that you can present to your students when they have reached their goal. This set of teaching resources includes color and black and white copies of the award certificate for you to choose from.

blue bullet point Your students will be excited to take their completed Esio Trot sticker charts home with them, along with their matching award certificate.

blue bullet point Parents will be impressed with the extra effort that you have put forth in positively reinforcing and encouraging your students to reach a goal that you have set for them.


Roald Dahl Award Certificate for Students for Fun Esio Trot Sticker Charts

Esio Trot Lesson Plans: Color Esio Trot award certificate


Esio Trot Elementary Student Award Certificate

Esio Trot Lesson Plans: Black and White Esio Trot award certificate


Roald Dahl Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources Sticker Charts

Above is an example of the 5 page bulletin board display banner
that is included for free in this set of Esio Trot lesson plans.


Esio Trot Bulletin Board Display Ideas and Examples for Classrooms blue bullet point To help you decorate your bulletin board with a tortoise theme, I have included turtle accent pieces for you to use in preparing your classroom bulletin board display.

blue bullet point There are 6 turtles with related quotes on them for you to use as additional accent pieces:

  • STICKER CHARTS
  • With each small step, we are making PROGRESS!
  • We "SHELL" reach our goals!
  • We are charting our progress!
  • Slow and steady wins the race!
  • STICKER CHARTS

Esio Trot Bulletin Board Display Turtle Accent Pieces

blue bullet point This set of teaching resources also includes 18 different sizes of tortoises for you to use as additional accent pieces to help you decorate your Esio Trot bulletin board display.

Esio Trot Bulletin Board Display Turtle Ideas and Examples Esio Trot Turtle and Tortoise Bulletin Board Display Ideas and Examples


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Esio Trot Lesson Plans: Tortoise Shaped Incentive Templates
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Fun Art Project and Lesson Plan Idea:
Make an Esio Trot Book Cover!


Esio Trot Roald Dahl Fun Art and Book Cover Project Lesson Plans


Roald Dahl Fun Art Project Lesson Plans Design an Esio Trot Book Cover

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

blue bullet pointMaterials:

  • 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

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I have been buying your unique teaching resources for a few years now, and I just love them! My students are much more engaged in doing book reports as well as other creative writing assignments because of you. Thank you.

Name: Marla (Grade 4)
From: New Jersey, U.S.A.


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Hi Heidi. I just want t say that my class is year one in Australia and they just love all of your work. We use your book report projects religiously and it has made my teaching and the students' learning improve by about 100%. The students just love it. Thank you so much for your help.

Name: Catherine (Year 1)
From: Australia.


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Hi there! I just found your website through Pinterest, and I am looking forward to using your book reports that I just bought to help motivate my fifth grade students! Thanks for putting these out there. I'm a relatively new teacher and need all the help I can get!

Name: Noell (Grade 5)
From: Illinois, U.S.A.


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What a delightful and informative site!!! I'm having so much fun browsing and I've been teaching for 32 years!!! You can always teach an old dog new tricks, especially if you're creative and making learning FUN!!! You must be a VERY SPECIAL TEACHER ... how lucky your students and parents are!!!

Name: Kathy (Grade 4/5)
From: Oregon, U.S.A.


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I stumbled across your website over the weekend and I'm SO glad I did! Some great ideas and an extra thank you for the UK spellings! I bought the back to school pencils, punctuation puppies, Willy Wonka group project and the characters! I think these are great resources and even though it's the summer holidays, I've been into school to get my display paper up and have put up the title banners - they look brilliant! Thank you!

Name: Jemma (Year 4)
From: UK


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Heidi, I just had to write and let you know that your website has helped me create the most awesome author study of Roald Dahl's books. My students loved completing the big animal shaped projects you designed for The Enormous Crocodile, Esio Trot, and The Giraffe, and the Pelly and Me. For the final project, they had so much fun writing and drawing about the characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory using your Willy Wonka Factory project. Thanks for sharing your scrumdiddlyumptious ideas !

Name: Jennifer (Grade 4)
From: California, U.S.A.


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I feel so fortunate to have found your website and I have referred several of my co-workers to your website. Just for the month of January, there were three teachers displaying your book reports. I had the trophy reports, my neighbor to the left had the computer reports, and my neighbor to the right had the birthday cake reports. Thank you so very much for all of your work!

Name: Mary (Grade 4)
From: New York, U.S.A.


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I just wanted to say thank you for the most amazing teaching resources that I have ever come across in my thirty years of teaching. I have used many of your book report sets this year and my students absolutely loved them. What was particularly pleasing was seeing some of my reluctant readers (especially the boys) really wanting to read books and complete the activities. Keep up the great work!

Name: Margaret (Grade 5)
From: Victoria, Australia


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