Teaching Charlie and the Cholocate Factory this Year?
Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a beloved classic that is a timeless favourite of teachers and students.
You see, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl is a true masterpiece of children’s literature. It is a book that can inspire and delight both teachers and students alike. The story is brimming with imagination and playfulness, with characters that are both relatable and lovable. But beneath the surface, there are deeper themes of kindness and perseverance, which are so crucial for young people to learn. The world of Willy Wonka is truly magical, and it can spark creativity in children, it can help them to see that anything is possible when you put your mind to it. And it is this sense of wonder and possibility that makes this book so enduring and beloved.
Charlie Bucket lives on the outskirts of town with his poverty-stricken family: his parents and all four grandparents. Each day on his way to school, Charlie passes the best and biggest chocolate factory in the world, run by the secretive Willy Wonka.
Things go from bad to worse when Charlie’s father loses his job. Grandpa Joe tells Charlie that competitors stole Wonka’s candy-making secrets in the past, and the factory shut down. Later, the factory resumed production, but no one was ever seen entering or leaving.
One day, Wonka announces that he has hidden golden tickets in five Wonka chocolate bars, with the prize of a factory tour and a lifetime supply of Wonka products for each child who finds a ticket. Wonka-mania encircles the globe, and four tickets are found one by one. Charlie finds money sticking out of a snowbank and buys himself two Wonka chocolate bars; the second contains the last golden ticket.
Students love learning through Bloom’s Taxonomy
You know how in school, sometimes you’re just memorizing facts and it feels like it doesn’t really matter? Well, that’s where Bloom’s Taxonomy comes in. It’s a way of creating tasks that are way more interesting and make you think. Like, instead of just remembering stuff, you get to analyze it and see how different things connect. And you can even evaluate and create something new based on what you learned.
It’s not just about getting good grades, it’s about truly understanding and being able to use the knowledge in real life. And it makes you feel like you have more control over your own learning like you’re the one driving it. And that’s pretty cool, right? Trust me, it’s way more fun than just regurgitating information.
Also, you get to be creative and independent, which is something that’s pretty important as you grow older. So next time you’re in class, and you’re given a task, see if you can think about how it aligns with Bloom’s Taxonomy, it might make it more exciting and meaningful for you.
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This matrix offers over 40 activities for students based on Bloom’s Taxonomy and Gardiner’s multiple intelligence for Roald Dahl’s timeless Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It is a must-have for students and teachers looking for new and innovative ways to teach this great story with you Over 40 great Wonka Activities.
Click here to download the freebie and if you really want to go all-in Charlie and teach a complete unit on it I can strongly recommend this 57-page book full of great ideas about Willy Wonka and his amazing chocolate factory. If you are looking for advice on how to write a book review be sure to read our complete article here.