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.
Can’t wait? You can get the whole set of 10 Classical Literature Units at a discount! Click below:
Since I love to give things away for free, I’m offering a giveaway for all 10 Literature units!
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