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.
Activities for the Book
Try the different activities and test your knowledge about the book by clicking on "Online Questions" and taking the interactive quiz.
ThinkQuest: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
This site is devoted to the book and has lots of information and recipes on chocolate, plus a crossword puzzle, a word search, a trivia game and an interactive story.
In this Wonka candy factory, check out Loompaland, the WONKAvision Room, the Candy Garden, and the Invention Room to play games, answer trivia questions and look at illusions.
Games and Quizzes
Click on "Theme 8" for two worksheets with questions about the book. These worksheets can be printed out or completed on the SMARTboard.
Teacher Vision: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Click on the links to these activities that include quiz questions and graphic organizers.
RoaldDahlFans.com: Movie Images
View images from the movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
RoaldDahlFans.com: Movie Sounds
Listen to sound files from the movie that include some of the songs.
RoaldDahlFans.com: Song Lyrics
Read the song lyrics from the movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
RoaldDahlFans.com: Book Quiz
Try this interactive quiz on "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
The Official Roald Dahl Web Site
This site contains a biography of the author, information about his books, and classroom activities for teachers.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Focus Unit
Here is a ten day unit plan for teaching the novel. This is a five-page PDF file.
eThemes Resource: Chocolate
Sites cover many aspects of chocolate, including the history of chocolate, cacao plantations, how chocolate is made, and why many people crave chocolate. Also includes a virtual tour of a chocolate factory as well as photos, illustrations, interactive games and real audio and video.
eThemes Resource: Inventions
This resource provides information on various scientific inventions such as simple machines, electricity, magnets, telescope, spaceship, and many more.
eThemes Resource: Peer Pressure and Life Skills
Sites focus on teaching children how to combat peer pressure and develop important life skills. Also includes information about character education.
eThemes Resource: Character Education and Social Responsibility
These sites deal with character development in children. Read about character education in stories and do some class activities to teach children about making good choices. There is a printable pledge for students to sign. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on peer pressure and teaching tips for character education.
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", and "Matilda".
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