Resource TES: One-off lesson plan but could be developed into a unit around the novel. Used initially with Year 3 but could be simplified/extended for Year 2 or 4. The children use Roald Dahl's book as inspiration to describe what they think are the recognisable features of a witch. Focuses on use of vocabulary and adjectives.
An interview with the High Witch-Teachit Primary
Resource After reading chapters six and seven, write a magazine interview with the Grand High Witch. An interesting lesson that could be used during Halloween!
The Witches- Role play activity
Resource Teachit Primary: A super role play activity whereby the children are given the task of working cooperatively, writing lines and performing the Witches' meeting. A magical lesson that could be used during Halloween!
The Witches- Lesson plans
Lesson From the Roald Dahl site: In this witchy lesson plan, your students become detectives, just like the boy and his grandmother in the original story on the trail of the Grand High Witch...
Resource TES: A set of 10 worksheets (one page for chapters 1 to 10) for The Witches by Roald Dahl - short activities and exercises to get the children reading the text for specific information, and using that information.