Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator - Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl has written many successful children's books that are still widely popular today, but perhaps his most famous one is "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Step into this "world of pure imagination" and follow Charlie Bucket as he goes from a poor boy working a paper route to the lucky winner of a golden ticket that gives him access to the best candy factory in the whole world! With such a wide array of truly unique characters in this story, I would have students in a third or fourth grade classroom choose one of them and create a "wanted" poster of that character. The wanted poster would include: different traits of that character, an illustration of them, and include anything else that could help other students try to figure out who that character is. Another idea would be after reading the story, watch scenes from the movie and have students write out differences between the book and the movie. Maybe even find the recipe for an "Everlasting Gobstopper" and bring it in for the students as a treat!