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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Children have been waiting patiently for the chocolate gates of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory to open. The twist is that only five lucky children can be let inside. Charlie Bucket's dream comes true when he finds a winning ticket that allows him to go into the chocolate factory. This is an amusing tale that has been entertaining children for more than three decades.

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Enrichment Activities
Internet Resources
Books by Roald Dahl


Enrichment Activities

    Comprehension Test
  • Use a multiple choice test to see if your students understand the basics of the book.

    Projects for Charlie and The Chocolate Factory
  • Discover fun project ideas that tie into the chocolate theme of the book. Students can make models of Oompa-Loompas, write the next chapter in the book, or create a chocolate cookbook.

    Newspaper Ad
  • This activity encourages students to expand their imagination by creating a Newspaper Ad about the chocolate treats they have created.

    Story Map
  • Have each student choose a character from the book and use a story map to identify key elements of his or her character.

    Story Setting
  • The settings in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are very creative. Use story setting graphic organizer to identify and organize each unique setting in the book.

    Character Traits
  • Have your students choose four characters in the book and use the character traits list to identify three traits that each character shows.

Internet Resources

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Grade Levels: Middle, Secondary
Questions to help start a group discussion and a fun poll to see why you loved reading this book so much.
http://www.familyeducation.com/article/0,1120,1-6729,00.html

The Official Roald Dahl Website
Grade Levels: Middle, Secondary
Explore the life of Roald Dahl, find teacher resources, and learn more about the author who came up with such creative stories.
http://www.roalddahl.com/index3.htm

Books by Roald Dahl

The BFG
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Danny, the Champion of the World
The Enormous Crocodile
Esio Trot
Fantastic Mr. Fox
George's Marvelous Medicine
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
The Gremlins
James and the Giant Peach
The Magic Finger
Matilda
The Minpins
The Twits
The Vicar of Nibbleswicke
The Witches

Highlights

Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: April Fool's Day (begins 4/1), Passover (begins sundown 4/3), Easter (4/5), Name Yourself Day (4/9), Encourage a Young Writer Day (4/10), Library Week (4/12-18), Volunteer Week (4/12-18), Holocaust Remembrance Day (begins sundown 4/15), Poison Prevention Week (4/15-21), Earth Day (4/22), Tell a Story Day (4/27), International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.


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