Using James's awful aunts to have some fun with similes
James and the Giant Peach was the first of Roald Dahl's well-known children's stories that he completed. It was first published in 1961, and tells the story of James Henry Trotter and his horrible aunts - and how some magic beans, a peach tree and a collection of interesting insects conspire to change his life.
It's those awful aunts that have inspired this lesson plan, which invites students to have some fun with similes as they invent a new relative for James.
And stay tuned - we'll have more James and the Giant Peach lesson plans available very soon...