Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie Bucket comes from a poor family where having seconds of a watered down soup on Sundays is a real treat. After finding a dollar lying in the street, Charlie buys a Wonka’s Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight and finds the golden ticket that allows him to tour Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Charlie brings along Grandpa Joe for the adventure. The two are amazed at all the marvels in chocolate factory. Read Roald Dahl’s delightful book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to learn of Charlie’s adventures on this tour.
Getting Ready for a Great Unit
Step 1 ~~ Get the Room Ready
I found this wonderful site in the U.K. where you can download free banners and character posters. These make a great bulletin board. Be sure to check out the related links section at the bottom of the pages. You will find the banner and character posters with a white background. [This would be a great ink saver!] The site also has word mats and labels for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as well as information on Roald Dahl. Just click on one of the images below to visit the site.
Step 2 ~~ Make an Anchor Chart . . . or Two
The anchor chart below shows the four rooms in the chocolate factory where the characters get into trouble. I plan to have my students complete the “Who?” and “What?” sections as we read the novel. Click on the anchor chart to see the other Charlie and the Chocolate Factory anchor chart I created with the main characters.
Step 3 ~~ Look for a Great Book Unit
Here are some free samples from my Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Book Unit.
The unit comes with the username and password to take the quizzes online in an interactive format. I like to place the online quizzes on the Smart Board with students writing the A, B, C, or D answer choices down and turning them in. This saves tons of paper, and the students enjoy the format of seeing the questions on the SmartBoard. If your class has iPads or laptops, they can take the quizzes on these devices. Once students finish taking the quiz, a quick trip around the room to write down final grades is all that is needed.
Skill Practice Samples
Step 4 ~~ If you like these sample pages, take a look at the full unit on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Step 5 ~~ If you need additional ideas check out this Pinterest Board.