This lesson will allow students to adventure into Mr. Wonka's Chocolate Factory by reading the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl . Students will be assigned daily reading with fun and exciting activities to follow. Periodically, students will take quizzes and then finish with a final unit test at the end of the book.
Subject: ReadingStandards Addressed
California State Board of Education Standards
1.) Word Analysis, Fluency and
4.4.4. Distinguish and
interpret multiple meaning words
2.) Reading Comprehension
4.2.1. Know and use different
reading strategies (e.g., skimming and
4.2.2. Use prior knowledge
and ideas presented in texts (illustrations,
3.) Literary Response and Analysis
4.2.1. Identify the main
events of the plot, their causes and how they
4.2.2. Use knowledge
of the situation, setting and character's traits
4.2.5. Explain how characters
or simple events in a work are like people
1. Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of fantasy.
2. Students will be exposed to daily questions on the Literal, Interpretive, Critical and Creative level.
3. Students will follow the close developing relationship that Charlie has with his family. Hopefully, students will come to appreciate older people and their contributions to helping youth.
4. Students will come to appreciate the often clever and witty lines that Willy Wonka speaks. Most of them have an underlying meaning.
1. Lead the class in a discussion about what it feels like to want something very much; like a dog, a new bike, a summer vacation, etc. Move the discussion into what it feels like when you get your wish. Explain that these are the feelings that we will experience along with Charlie in our book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
2. Each student will draw a name of a major character: Charlie, Mr. Wonka, Grandpa Joe and one secondary character: Augustus, Veruca, Violet, Mike. Their task is to keep a notebook tracing the developments of their characters.
Draw a picture of a candy bar you would like to be made and marketed.
1. Take the final Unit Test on chapters 1-30.
Use the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Show it to the
class. Discuss the similarities and differences between the book
3. Have each student take the notes they have been keeping on their two characters (introductory activity #2). From the notes write an in class summary of their character's development.
As a class project, write to a candy company. Ask them for any free
information they have about the making of candy and history of their business.
Students will take four quizzes throughout the book and finish the book by taking a Comprehensive Unit Test on Chapters 1-30.Results
Results have not been established yet.Resources & Supplementary Materials
Quail Glen Elementary School