Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Novel Unit

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is a low prep novel study that contains a variety of comprehension activities to support student reading of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and analyze Dahl’s fun writing style.

Many of the activity pages in the packet ask students to look for details in several chapters and then compare the findings. Students will make generalizations about the characters, work with vocabulary and review synonyms and antonyms, and create a news article for the final writing activity that is like the news article in the story.

Resource Includes:

Common Core Standards (4th grade)

Sample Pacing Chart

Discussion Topics

Character Chart

Chapter Vocabulary Lists

Reading Comprehension Questions

Define a Hero

Synonym/Antonym Activity

Identify Willy Wonka Warnings-- foreshadowing

Dahl Style Words

Summarize Oompa Loompa Songs

News Article Writing Activity

Reading Comprehension Test

Optional Research Activity about Dahl's writing style

**Teacher notes and answer keys included**

Did you see the bundle links above? Make sure to take a peek at The Missing Golden Ticket activity product. The Missing Golden Ticket is a book of fun trivia about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It contains things like a deleted chapter and earlier versions of character names.

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literature unit, novel studies, Roald Dahl, reading groups, Willy Wonka, book clubs, guided reading

Total Pages
43 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


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