8-10 yrs old
Reading and Writing
Art and Design
The Roald Dahl Museum and Minecraft: Education Edition team up to bring these timeless tales into your classroom.
June 7, 2017
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Lesson Plans
Please see attached PDF file of lesson plan from The Roald Dahl Museum.
STARTER ACTIVITY: FANTASTIC INVENTIONS Read aloud the first extract and list Willy Wonka’s inventions. Ask children to discuss with a partner which one they would choose to eat and why. Now explain that children have two or three minutes to try to come up with a name for the invention they have chosen. Share ideas and ask the children which names they thought were the best. What made these names stand out more than others? Discuss the fact that the best names are those which are particularly descriptive and appealing, and which might include powerful adjectives or even alliteration. Of course, Roald Dahl was a master of inventing names; those children who are familiar with his work might like to give some examples!
MAIN ACTIVITY: CREATIVE CANDY
Read extract two.
Children are to imagine they are applying for a job as a sweet inventor in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
They’re going to have to be very imaginative to come up with a sweet that is interesting enough for Mr Wonka!
BOOK THEMES: • Masters of Invention
LESSON OBJECTIVES: • Using descriptive and persuasive language • Expressing views and listening to others
THINGS YOU MAY NEED FOR THIS LESSON: Whiteboards, colouring pencils, scissors and glue sticks. See page 42 LESSON PLAN 2 Illustrations © Quentin Blake www.roalddahl.com @roald_dahl
In association with 10 LESSON PLAN 2 Children’s first job is to work in pairs to decide upon the sweet they want to invent.
As a starting point, consider Willy Wonka’s ideas. What do children notice? Draw out the fact that Willy Wonka’s sweets have a special feature. They either contain a surprise or they perform a function. Therefore, the children’s sweets will have to do the same! Children will first have to decide what function their sweet will perform. Ask the class for suggestions and make two lists on your whiteboard. You may want to give them some ideas to get them going, e.g a sweet to make people more confident, a sweet to turn bullies’ tongues black, a sweet to make people listen when people are talking. Once children have decided upon their sweet’s function they need to give it a name and a description. Encourage children to consider what might appeal to Willy Wonka and potential customers. Of course, this will depend on their sweet’s function!. Use resource 1: Which words will wow? to get children thinking about persuasive words and how they might combine them to create a name.
DEVELOPING THE ACTIVITY: POWERS OF PERSUASION
Now children have a name, a function and some descriptive vocabulary for their sweet, they should be ready to design their packaging. Discuss the features of good packaging: it has to be eyecatching, to feature the name of the product and be practical. You may like to have some examples to show them. Invite children to design their packaging using resource 2: Persuasive packaging.
Time for children to write the final presentation and persuade Willy Wonka to give them a job! Provide children with resource 3: Sweet persuasion - a writing frame to help scaffold their notes before writing their short presentation. Remind them of the powerful nouns, verbs and adjectives they listed earlier and which they could include in their presentation, explaining that the presentation needs to be ‘punchy’ – i.e short, snappy and, above all, persuasive!
Minecraft: Education Edition extension:
"Everything is Edible"
Most of us can never forget the moment from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when the children enter the famous factory and discover the incredible chocolate room where everything is edible. As a formidable Minecraft player, your challenge is build a similar room and your imagine using only these blocks. Your room cannot be bigger than 10x10 blocks. We can't wait to see what you create!
Ask children to present to the class. Remind them of the importance of looking at their audience and speaking clearly. Once the class have listened to the presentations they should take a vote. Who should Willy Wonka hire? Ask children to explain their reasons. Make a display of the most persuasive words and phrases from all the presentations.
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