Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Unit Study


Welcome to day 10 of the 2012 ~ 10 Days of Homeschooling Blog Hop! This year my topic is 10 Days of Classic Literature. Over the last 10 days I have be sharing unit studies for classical literature, for a total of 10 units you can go through with your students!

Psst….GIVEAWAY ALERT!…at the end of the blog hop I’ll be offering a Giveaway for the ENTIRE set of Classical Literature unit studies, so make sure to enter at the bottom of this post!



Each unit study contains educational lessons, activities and a fun lap book that your students will work on as they progress through the book. They also include book reports, vocabulary, critical thinking, story timelines, and comprehension. These studies are geared towards grades Kindergarten-4th, but can probably be adapted for older students as well.

I really designed these units to be a fun addition to reading the classics. I didn’t want them to be too stressful for myself or my kiddos, but instead give them something fun to do along with the stories to help them remember what they’ve learned in a fun hands-on way. The lap books included are wonderful for reviewing subject matter, and a great creative interactive homeschooling tool.

And without any further ado…here is today’s unit:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory based on the book by Roald Dahl


Charlie & the Chocolate Factory is a novel by Roald Dahl. The story was inspired by Roald’s experience of chocolate companies during his school days. Cadbury and Rowntree’s were England’s two largest chocolate makers, both trying to steal trade secrets by sending spies into each other’s companies.

This story tells of a poor boy named Charlie who wins a golden ticket that enables him to visit Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory with four other children from around the world. Wonka’s factory had been closed for 15 years prior to the public so this new  tour was an exciting event! Inside the factory Charlie finds strange fantastical rooms, including a chocolate-mixing room that looks like a huge garden, where everything is made of candy!

“Accidents” happen to the other children as they progress through the factory tour, leaving Charlie the only child left. But don’t worry, Wonka has a fun surprise for Charlie at the end of the tour!




In this unit students will create do a chocolate taste test, do some chocolate math, learn new vocabulary words, and do a character analysis.



They’ll also make a fun chocolate bites recipe, write a few lines of their own version of the Oompa Loompa’s song, and design their dream candy along with a recipe, and any unique features they can think of! They’ll also learn quite a few valuable character traits along the way!



The units also include forms for predicting story plots, character analysis, identifying the protagonist and antagonist, a story timeline, and a final book report on the novel.



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  1. We saw the movie with the kids, but I really want to read the book with them as well. This would be so wonderful to supplement it with!!

  2. Tabitha Zehner says:

    I’d love to win this!

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  6. Have always loved this book/movie! Would love to win!

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  10. This looks like so much fun! I would love to win and appreciate everything on your site!

  11. I’ve liked you on Facebook. Also, I tried to purchase this but the page keeps saying it is forbidden. Help! I’d like Charlotte’s web and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  12. Thank you for all your help – you helped me make the awesome choice to switch my girls to homeschooling!! I would love to win this unit study – it’s all of my girls’ favorite books! I entered in every way possible 😉

  13. Megan Vesel says:

    I’d love to win this!

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  23. Alicia McGlone says:

    Love Willy Wonka!

  24. This would be so fun to do over the summer with my kids. I’d love to understand better how you tailor your teaching for the different age groups – maybe a future blog post :-) My boys are going to be in K and 2nd next year and I’m always trying to figure out ways to engage them both when it comes to homework “stuff”.

    Thanks again for always sharing so many great ideas.

  25. I Love this book! Can’t wait to do the study.

  26. This will be a great study!!!!

  27. I love this book! I remember reading this book to my oldest when he was in Kindergarten. He could hardly wait to get done with his school work so we could read a chapter. I haven’t read it to my other 2 yet. Using this study would add a little extra fun!

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  30. Tatia Wooten says:

    Can’t wait to try these studies…would LOVE to win them!

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    follow on Twitter too!

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    tweeted about giveaway!

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  36. This would be amazing to win. Thank you for the opportunity.

  37. Jennifer S says:

    these are such a good idea!

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    I follow via RSS

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    I like Confessions of a Homeschooler on fb

  40. Jennifer S says:

    I have you in circles on Google+

  41. Bonnie in Florida says:

    Love Charlie, Love Mr. Wonka, Love Grandpa….Love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and now we can have fun with it even more and do a lapbook!
    I hope I win!!!

  42. Would love to win!

  43. I subscribe by RSS feed.

  44. thanks so much for your offer… these are great books..

  45. We love this book! Looks like fun.

  46. I would love to win this. I subscribe via email.

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  50. Michelle says:

    I have loved all your literature packs over the past two weeks. Thank you for all your hard work.

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