Showing posts with label Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Show all posts

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Monday, February 6, 2012

Who doesn’t love chocolate?  I know my kiddos do!  They were ALL about this sweet little unit.  We studied the classic children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  It is such a good story to teach students about character.  I really focused on character traits and comparing and contrasting characters. 







We also reviewed the story elements, as well as story structure using the story.   I showed the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on Monday.  I read the book throughout the week, then we had a comprehension test at the end of the unit. 



We also read Chocolate Attack! It is the cutest story.  You can make this crazy little guy to go with it.  He was great to end the unit with, so that students understand to eat candy in moderation.   


Here is another book we incorporated into the unit.  I got it at the Scholastic Book Fair.  We made a cupcake craftivity to go with it.  It is super cute!



There are lots of writing activities and some literacy centers incorporated into the unit, covering antonyms, contractions, and compound words.



I also included some math tubs {sorting, patterns, addition, and subtraction}. 










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On a totally unrelated note, I have been hanging out with this girl tonight...my sister, Whitney.


It's a Monday night tradition to watch The Bachelor.  What is up with him?!  Is it just me or does he get on anyone else's nerves?  Casey B. and Emily are my favorites!  If he was smart, he would pick one of them.  He will probably pick Courtney, though.  Can he not see right through her?  As much as they all drive me crazy, I can't get enough!  Happy Monday!