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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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SKU E3CS900500
Key Stage 2 Reading – comprehension English Year 3
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Got your Golden Ticket?! Then step inside the chocolate factory with your class, and experience the magic of the timeless Roald Dahl book, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', with this set of 7 ready-to-teach reading comprehension lessons.

You might also be interested in our KS2 Chocolate Topic, which includes 18 lessons covering History, Geography, Science, Art, DT, PSHE and Computing!

 

#TheCompleteSeries7lessons

Using these seven 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' lesson plans, you and your class will read the book together. Children will become familiar with the characters, looking at how they are each portrayed and exploring their thoughts and feelings using the text. They will then look at how Roald Dahl creates images through his word choices, and use their knowledge of the story to predict what will happen next. Finally, children will have the opportunity to answer questions in character!

This 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' activities pack includes detailed plans, engaging slide shows for the teaching input, differentiated activity ideas and printable resources - everything you need for seven enjoyable English lessons with your Year 3 class! Please be aware that, for copyright purposes, we are unable to provide the full text for this scheme of work. Extracts are provided where appropriate.

 
#Lesson1BecomingFamiliarwiththeCharacters

Together as a class, you will read the first five chapters of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', and explore what the children have learnt so far about the main characters.

In their independent activities, they will answer a range of comprehension questions about the characters and events so far. In the alternative activity, children are challenged to put themselves in the shoes of Charlie Bucket, and write a short paragraph using what they know about him.

This 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' lesson plan comes with a set of slides for the teaching input, as well as differentiated activity ideas and printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Challenge Cards
  • Here Comes Charlie... Sheet
#Lesson2ExploringhowCharactersarePortrayed

After recapping on the characters they have met so far in the book, and the children's impressions of them, as a class you will then read the next three chapters together.

In their independent activities, children use given extracts to delve deeper into each of the four Golden Ticket winners' characters, and are encouraged to share their own opinions about them.

Included with this 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' KS2 planning pack is a detailed plan, an engaging slideshow for the teaching input, and differentiated, printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Extract Sheets
  • Discussion Cards
  • Question Cards
  • Character Badges
#Lesson3CharactersThoughtsandFeelings

In this lesson, as a class you will read the next three chapters of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', where children will be encouraged to use the given extracts from the text to deduce and infer characters' thoughts and feelings.

In their independent activities, children will complete thought bubbles or diary entries for the character of Charlie. Alternatively, in groups, children are challenged to create a role-play to show the reactions of Charlie's family as he arrives home with the last Golden Ticket.

A detailed plan, a set of slides, differentiated activity ideas and printable resources are all inluded in this 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' KS2 Planning Pack.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Thought Bubbles Sheets
  • Diary Sheets
  • Role-play Challenge Cards
  • Bucket Family Badges
#Lesson4CreatingImagesthroughWordChoice

After reading the next five chapters of the book, children will analyse word choice in a selection of extracts, and discuss the imagery that is created through this use of language.

In their independent activities, children will draw pictures of either Mr Willy Wonka or the Chocolate Room, based on given extracts. In the alternative activity, your class are challenged to identify the meaning of given words from the text, and discuss why the author chose them, as well as what images they bring to mind.

As well as printable resources, this 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' KS2 Planning Pack includes a differentiated lesson plan and an engaging set of slides for the teaching input.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Extract Cards
  • Word Choice Cards
  • Discussion Cards
#Lesson5MakingPredictions

At the beginning of this lesson, children will first be asked to predict what they think will happen to Augustus Gloop, based on their knowledge of the story so far.

After reading the next four and a half chapters and discussing the events, children will then use their knowledge of the book so far to predict what might happen to Violet Beauregarde in the remainder of Chapter 21.

Resources in this 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Activities Pack include a differentiated lesson plan, a set of slides for the teaching input, and printable worksheets.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Extract Clues Sheet
  • Prediction Cards
  • 'Predictometer' Sheet
#Lesson6AnsweringQuestionsAccurately

After reading the next five chapters together, children will focus on what a good answer to a comprehension question should include, and then assess different answers to given questions together.

In their independent activities, children will hone their skills by writing, sharing, editing and improving answers to a variety of comprehension questions.

This 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' lesson plan comes with a set of slides for the teaching input, as well as differentiated activity ideas and printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Discussion Cards
  • A Good Answer... Cards
  • Extract Cards
  • Question Cards
#Lesson7AnsweringQuestionsinCharacter

As a class, children will finish reading 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', and discuss the questions on the slides together.

In their independent activities, children are challenged to ask and answers questions in the role of the five children from the book. In the FSD? activity, children work in groups to create a talk show featuring the main characters, called 'After the Visit'.

Included with this 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' KS2 planning pack is a detailed plan, an engaging slideshow for the teaching input, and differentiated, printable resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Talk Show Challenge Card
  • Name Tags
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Curriculum Objectives covered

Reading - Comprehension Objectives:

    • listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
    • reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes
    • increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books, including fairy stories, myths and legends, and retelling some of these orally
    • discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination
    • checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context
    • asking questions to improve their understanding of a text
    • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
    • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
    • participate in discussion about both books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say

Spoken Language Objectives:

    • listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers
    • articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
    • maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments
    • participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play/improvisations and debates

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