Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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You can't read Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory without craving the rich treats described in Dahl's vivid prose. Young writers try their hands at sensory language with a lesson plan that prompts them to write about their own fabulous fictional candy—and its magical consequences.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a focus on descriptive and sensory language
  • Bring in samples of candy for class members to see, smell, feel, and taste as inspiration for their writing
  • Have the class vote for the most delicious-sounding candy at the end of the presentations
Classroom Considerations

  • While prior reading of the novel is helpful, it is not required
  • Lesson references card sheets that are not available but aren't necessary to instruction
Pros

  • Well-structured lesson plan makes implementation easy and straightforward
  • An ideal way to introduce the novel or another story with sensory details
  • Extension activities are engaging for learners of all reading levels
Cons

  • None