Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. She was convinced that there were dragons living on this island, and has been fascinated by dragons ever since.Cressida has written and illustrated eleven books in the popular How to Train Your Dragon series which is now published in over 30 languages. Also the author of picture books, Cressida has won the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 and has been shortlisted for many others.

Below you will find various activities for your students to explore the themes touched upon in Cressida Cowell' book “How To Train Your Dragon” . We have also given suggested activities you could do with your students to future explore the themes. To support you we have created lesson slides and have given you an extracts from the book.

Extracts from 'How To Train Your Dragon'

'How To Train Your Dragon' Lesson Slides

'How To Train Your Dragon' Lesson Tasks

We have a a series of comprehension self-marking quizzes, the quizzes are designed to allow KS2 pupils to practise and apply their skills of the Content Domains. They have been written in a progressive order, and using different question types, to support KS2 pupils of different abilities.

'How To Train Your Dragon' Quiz 1A

'How To Train Your Dragon 1B

'How To Train Your Dragon 1D

Below you will find links to other LGfL resources which link to the themes mentioned in Oliver Jeffers' book “How To Train Your Dragon”

Busy Things

j2e Tool Suite