Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Book Information

Publication Date: January 17, 1964


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 810L,Scholastic Guided Reading Level R


Interest Level: Grades 4-6


Major Awards: New England Round Table of Children's Librarians Award,2007 National Education Association, one of "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children" based on a poll, 2012 School Library Journal, rank 61 among all-time children's novels


Number of Pages: 241 pages


Approximate Word Count: 58,560 words


Audible Book Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins


Book Themes: Greed, Just Deserts, Good/Bad Parenting, appearance Can Be Deceiving, Poverty vs Wealth, Kindness


Genre: fantasy, humor


Setting: a large town containing a massive chocolate factory in the 1960s


Important Quote:
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books.


First Line: These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr. Bucket.


Point of View: Third Person form Charlie's perspective

 

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Vocabulary List

abide
absurd
adore
aghast
beckoned
belching
bound
colossal
corridor
craggy
criticize
culprit
currant
dally
dawdle
delectable
delicate
dervish
descend
despair
despicable
dotty
dozing
entrance
envious
ferocious
fluster

froth
frump
gale
gall
gallant
gaping
ghastly
glistening
gorge
haste
hoard
hooligan
hypnotized
incinerator
indignant
intently
liable
loathe
ludicrous
luscious
nincompoop
nourishment
obstinate
pandemonium
pandered
perish
petrified

positive
precious
precipice
rancid
refined
repulsive
rummaging
sanatorium
sheer
shriveled
stammered
stilettos
tantrum
thus
tiddly
toffee
treacle
tremendous
triumphant
trod
verdict
vile
vital
vowed
wage
warren
whirring
wretched

 

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Activities

Students created chapter summaries for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This summary was decorated to look like the candy store where Charlie found the golden ticket.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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. The second anchor chart contains character traits of the main characters on sticky notes. The anchor chart become interactive by having students sort the sticky not traits on the anchor chart.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Students created a salt dough version of the chocolate factory boat.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

After reading about all of Willy Wonka's inventions students tried making an invention of their own.

These bracelets were made by stringing Fruit Loops onto Twizzlers.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Students created their own somemores by toasting marshmallows over candles.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory