The BFG Novel Study Notebook {Major Update}, a sale and a giveaway!

Aloha Friends! I hope you are all having a great week so far!

How many of you are super excited to go see The BFG on July 1st?

I know I am! I fell in love with this book the first time I read it 5 years ago! Every time I see the movie preview I get super excited and have a huge smile on my face! I know it's going to be great! It just has to be better than the older BFG movie. If you've seen it, you know what I am talking about! It was horrible! I have linked it just in case you were wondering!

I have been spending the past few days giving my BFG Novel Study Notebook a MAJOR update! I went from 65 pages to 113!

This has been my 3rd update and I am so excited to share it with you today!

All the pages for each chapter have stayed the same. I still kept the full size notebooks and the mini notebooks. 

The following pictures will show you what I have added:)

Author Study Activity
Students can visit a specific website I have linked to search for the answers. I have included an answer key. 

The BFG Projects
I had a few projects before, but I have added a few more to give students more options. 

My favorite one has to be the commercial! My 3rd graders back in 2010 had a blast creating their own drink to sell to The BFG. They wrote their commercial, pitched it to the class, brought in the actual drink they made at home and even shared it with the class!
Here's the video!

Vocabulary Cards
I found 60 words and created mini cards with their definitions. 

Character Trading Cards
This will make a great board/door display! 

I didn't finish mine, but I wanted to show you what it looks like.

Have you heard of The Global Read Aloud?

This year, The BFG has been chosen as the Global Read Aloud for grades 2-3! With the movie coming out, this is the perfect time to join the Global Read Aloud and connect with other teachers!
Just click HERE and sign your class up today!

To celebrate, I have done two things:)

For the next 5 days, I have marked my BFG Novel Study Notebook 50% off! You can grab it HERE or click the video below. 

You can also enter below for a chance to win your own copy of The BFG. I will be sending 6 people their very own copy! 

Along with getting a book, the winners will also get my novel study unit for FREE...AND pick one other person for me to give it to!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great rest of your week!


  1. I love your blog! I have so many favorite books to teach my thirds. I would love to win copies of this gem!

  2. My favorite part is the whiz popping chapter. My students love that chapter.

  3. I'm embarrassed to say that I have taught 3rd grade for 32 years and have NEVER read BFG. I always read, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to my class every year. This year our end of the year party was a Chocolate Factory. It was great! You made the BFG book sound so great, I've got to check it out!

  4. I am so glad you introduced us to the GRA!! What a wonderful program. I've read Esio Trot with my 2nd graders, but look forward to sharing the BFG with them this year. Love your great product to accompany!

  5. I love the the humor in this book. It really engages my students!

  6. So exciting! I teach 5th and we read the BFG during reading intervention. Can't wait for the movie!