This pack contains Bloom's Taxonomy activities about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This children's favourite story can be used in many ways in your classroom, from encouraging reading to creating a classroom theme.The activities involve identifying key characteristic traits, drawing images based on reading visualisation, comparison of film and story, analytical research about chocolate, making judgements about character decisions and creating new ideas that stem from the book content.
Using Blooms Taxonomy Framework, this resource will enable you to use it as a tool for higher order thinking. For best results, students should have a finished reading the entire book before commencing this table.
One Create Task asks students to invent a new sweet for the factory and attach an information brochure. Students will need to think creatively and design a new product that would be believable as a Mr Wonka's item. They will need to use expressive English language to advertise their product and make it sound irresistible.
This framework can be used as an independent task or a homework extension for students that need an extra challenge. It allows you to date when they have completed a task so you can keep track of their progress. In the classroom, I like them to finish at least 3 activities before advancing to the next skill set.
As a heads up, some of these activities will prove to be of more value when completed together as a whole class, and therefore you may want to select those activities and use them as class competitions or whole class learning experiences.
What this package includes:
6 Bloom's taxonomy posters
Bloom's taxonomy activities (6 activities per skill, 36 total activities)
Teacher material notes
Chocolate bar recipe
The activities promotes the use of the Australian Curriculum content descriptors:
YR 3 LITERATURE
- Discuss texts in which characters, events and settings are portrayed in different ways, and speculate on the authors’ reasons (ACELT1594)
- Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with others (ACELT1596)
- Create imaginative texts based on characters, settings and events from students’ own and other cultures using visual features (ACELT1601)
- Create texts that adapt language features and patterns encountered in literary texts, for example characterisation, rhyme, rhythm, mood, music, sound effects and dialogue (ACELT1791)
YEAR 4 LITERATURE & LITERACY
- Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers’ interest by using various techniques, for example character development and plot tension (ACELT1605)
- Create literary texts by developing storylines, characters and settings (ACELT1794)
- Re-read and edit for meaning by adding, deleting or moving words or word groups to improve content and structure (ACELY1695)
- Use a range of software including word processing programs to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1697)
YR 5 LITERATURE & LITERACY
- Present a point of view about particular literary texts using appropriate metalanguage, and reflecting on the viewpoints of others (ACELT1609)
- Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and purposes incorporating accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements (ACELY1700)
YR 6 LITERATURE & LITERACY
- Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plots (ACELT1614)
- Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience (ACELY1816)
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