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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

Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon
Join the Galactic Hot Dogs Reading Marathon! Read each episode as it's re-released with newly revealed facts, behind-the-scenes illustrations, and the inside scoop. Make it official by pledging on the blog to read each chapter with Cosmoe. Your students will love following the exploits of these space travelers, and you'll love the educational elements that can easily be paired to the stories.

Handwashing Awareness
Kids are especially susceptible to contracting and spreading viruses during the winter months. Prevention starts with proper handwashing. Show students how to keep germs away.

March Calendar of Events
March is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: National School Breakfast Week (3/2-6), World Orphan Week (3/4-11), Boston Massacre (3/5/1770), Daylight Saving Time Begins (3/8), International Women's Day (3/8), Teen Tech Week (3/8-14), Pi Day (3/14), St. Patrick's Day (3/17), Spring Begins (3/20), Make Your Own Holiday Day (3/26), and World Theatre Day (3/27). Plus, celebrate Deaf History Month (3/15-4/15), Music In Our Schools Month, Women's History Month, and Youth Art Month!

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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Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Talk to your students about the accomplishments women have made—as well as the adversity they have faced.

Teaching with Comics
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guide to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series, 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 stores.


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