Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Teaching Resources

Teaching Roald Dahl's classic "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a guaranteed winner".  Kids love reading the book, which is simple on the surface and can be finished within a week or two. Which gives you a nice time frame to analyze it.

There are also two very diverse films that offer polarizing interpretations of the story, Both,  are never the less enjoyable and valuable to watch to enhance the understanding the messages and morals of the story.

And finally, "Charlie" is great fun and offers students and teachers 'A world of pure imagination' to explore and dissect.

After teaching Charlie for a couple of years now I have compiled some great resources that will easily fill your literacy sessions for a fortnight and offer some creative and insightful learning opportunities.

Below I have made them available for you to download.

I would recommend spreading all of these tasks over two weeks.  And ensure that you have read the book first, as a class or individuals.  Schedule two literacy sessions to watch both versions of the film.

The bulk of class time could be used for students to complete tasks from the Blooms grid.  It is a great idea to spend 15 minutes each day teaching a mini lesson about one of the activities at the beginning of each session to reinforce student understanding.

I usually conclude the unit by getting students to write an essay on one of the topics  below once they have developed a complete understanding of the book. 

Students also enjoy enjoy compiling a handful of their best work over the time period and sharing them.

Structure it as you like, however and if you create any other great resources please send them through to us and we will add them to this collection.

Download The Blooms Multiple Intelligence Grid

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Download the Character Analysis Venn Diagrams, 

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Update:  New Idea from Shelley in Texas, Students can design a new room for the factory as either a written or visual task.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Starring Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter, David Kelly
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Venn Diagrams

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Thanks to Jarrod Sing for this great Resource

Earlier this week I released the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Bloom's Grid with over 40 activities based around Roald Dahl's most famous book.

It seems as though hundreds of teachers have already downloaded this and are utilising it with their kids which is great.

Today I have added these tow great Venn Diagrams that will allow students to compare the characters from the story.

I have created 2 versions of the file using pictures from the original 70's version titled 'Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory' and The 2005 Tim Burton / Johnny Depp version.

you can use the version that appeals most to your students needs.  Enjoy.

Download the 70's Willy Wonka Version Here.

Download the 2005 Tim Burton Version Here.

Download the threeway Book and 2 Film Comparison Here

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Charlie and the Chocolate factory is one of the most popular children's books of all time.  It is a brilliantly written story by Author Roald Dahl and there has been two starkly different, but very popular films based on it.

Therefore "Charlie" offers a multitude of teaching and learning opportunities based around the themes of bad parenting, mischievous children, greed, gluttony and much more.  Roald Dahl uses little Charlie Bucket as a role model to oppose all of the horrible aspects of the other children selected to enter Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.

This Grid I have constructed uses Blooms Taxonomy as a framework to study the book and films and has 42 excellent teaching and learning ideas.

It would be recommended that the book and both films are watched to get the most out of this grid, and there is more than enough here to keep your students busy and enthused for a fortnight depending upon how you structure your learning sessions.

I hope you like the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Learning Grid and if you have any fresh ideas to add to it we would love to hear them.

Download the grid here.