Literature: "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator" by Roald Dahl
These web resources can be used in conjunction with the novel “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator” by Roald Dahl. There is information about the book and its characters, the author, elevators, grandparents, and outer space. Included are two related eThemes resources.
This site contains a biography of the author, information about his books, and classroom activities for teachers.
Spaghetti Book Club: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Share this book review written by a nine-year-old student for the Spaghetti Book Club.
Here are the lyrics to the Oompa-Loompa songs from the book.
Test your knowledge of the book's plot and characters with this quiz.
Author Study Unit
This is a five week long study unit for author Roald Dahl. Several of his novels can be used depending on students' reading levels. Includes discussion topics and activity ideas.
How Stuff Works: How Elevators Work
Learn how real elevators work on this site. Includes information about cable systems, gears, and hydraulics. NOTE: This site contains ads.
ABC Teach: Grandparents
Charlie's grandparents are featured in the novel. Use these worksheets to write about your own grandparents. There is also a word search puzzle.
NASA Kids' Page
Learn more about real life space exploration with the articles and projects on this site.
eThemes Resource: Literature: "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl
These sites have suggested activities for the book, plus many interactive games and quizzes. View photos, listen to sound files, and read song lyrics from the movie based on the book. Also has links to eThemes resources on Chocolate, Character Education, Inventions, and author Roald Dahl.
eThemes Resource: Author Study: Roald Dahl
Learn about author Roald Dahl and the books he has written. Biographies, interviews, lesson plans, and classroom activities for creating an author study are included. There are links to eThemes Resources on books by the author including "James and the Giant Peach", "The BFG", "Fantastic Mr. Fox", "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator",and "Matilda".
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