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.
Update: As an extension to theis task I got my students to write an essay about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Two Essay Topics they had to choose from where.
1: Why could Augustus, Violet, Veruca, and Mike never win the chocolate factory?
2: What qualities does Charlie have that make him the hero of this story? And what do those qualities say about Roald Dahl’s opinions of children?