Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

(2 customer reviews)


About the story

Charlie Bucket and his family are so poor they’re weak, but their love for each other is strong. They all want Charlie to find one of five golden tickets hidden in a Wonka bar—a ticket that would admit him to inventor Willy Wonka’s magnificent chocolate factory. When Charlie miraculously finds one, he and Grandpa Joe join four awful children on the promised tour, but as it proceeds, the nasty kids get what they deserve. We’re delighted that Charlie, who is honest and good and kind, is the last man standing. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we have the satisfaction of seeing that the meek do inherit the earth, or at least the chocolate!  

About the LitWits Explorer’s Guide

Experience Charlie and the Chocolate Factorwith your students in fun, meaningful ways!  You’ll have “Buckets” of fun taking part in the teamwork, innovation, design, industry, creativity, and other goodies that made Willy Wonka skip for joy.  Your kids can take a factory tour and experiment with chocolate (yes) industrial art, smell delicious factory odors, invent their own prototypes, create their own deserving characters, analyze “extremes,” pick up on Mr. Dahl’s gibes at American industrialism, act badly in new situations, and so much more!

LitWits Explorer’s Guides are private web pages that include creative and academic downloadables. This lesson planning resource is ideal for ages 8-12, but it’s highly adaptable. Scroll down to get more details and a free idea with template.



Product Description

The LitWits Kit for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl - LITWITS - kit montage - project activity lesson ideasThe LitWits Explorer’s Guide for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Everything in this “experience guide” comes from our unique sensory workshop on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  When kids see, feel, hear, taste, smell, and DO what the characters did, they understand more. Better yet, they want to read more.

LitWits Explorer’s Guides are web pages packed with downloadables—templates, activity aids, academic handouts, and more. (Here’s a sample, for a different book.) Because our guides live online, we can link you to useful info and audiovisuals. And you’ll always have the very latest updates!

The LitWits Explorer’s Guide for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory includes:

  • sensory prop suggestions, with photos
  • creative project and activity ideas, with photos
  • printable templates, excerpts, and activity prompts
  • takeaway topics, to fuel meaningful conversations
  • printable handouts for creative writing, the narrative arc, setting, and more
  • research and audiovisual links, for one-stop prep and homework help
  • great quotes from the book, where copyright allows

This guide is adaptable to a wide range of ages. (See the Ways to Use tab for classroom and homeschool uses.) We find 8-12-year-olds consistently “ready to LitWit,” but you know best what your kids are ready for, interested in, and capable of.

Common Core Alignment
The LitWits experience of this book is jam-packed with carefully integrated lessons — but they’re embedded in FUN, so kids don’t feel “taught.”  At a bare minimum, the use of this guide helps meet these Common Core goals:

THIRD GRADE Common Core Alignment
FOURTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
FIFTH GRADE Common Core Alignment
SIXTH GRADE Common Core Alignment

Please note that LitWits® is a registered trademark of LitWits Workshops, LLC.  All LitWits Explorer’s Guides are copyrighted and may be used for non-commercial educational purposes only.

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2 reviews for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  1. Linda (verified owner)

    What joyful fun it is to read a childhood favorite with my kids and experience the magic of Mr Wonka’s factory anew.
    We gathered a few friends together to try our hand at inventing and marketing a new candy creation (Kit Activity, “Sweet Innovations”).
    While we shared our tasty treats, we talked about the characters with their exaggerated faults and pondered the true gifts of life. Charlie didn’t have much but he had these – a loving family and a marvelous sense of wonder.
    This kit makes reading a book together fun; it makes teaching a book a breeze (a breeze scented by chocolate and fun!)

    • Jenny Walicek

      Thank you Linda for letting us know that our Charlie kit made this book extra fun! (That activity was an all-around favorite, for sure.) We appreciate you!

  2. Gary Kling

    Great Kit!

    • Jenny Walicek

      Thanks Gary! Great customer!

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