When I taught elementary school, I read aloud to the class several times a day. It was that act alone that motivated some of my students to learn to read and to enjoy reading. It's a pity today's teachers have to spend so much time testing that there is very little time for reading aloud.
Of all of the thousands of books I read over the years, one of the most popular series of books were those written by Roald Dahl, including James and the Giant Peach, The Witches, Danny the Champion of the World, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, Matilda, George's Marvelous Medicine and The BFG.
Some of these books were made into movies, some good, some not so good. But the newest movie, The BFG, looks promising. I can't wait to see it!
And to my former students, here's a challenge. Go to Roald Dahl's Trivia Page, take one of the quizzes, and let me know below how you did.