Year 2 Blue have just finished reading their latest novel – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
After reading James and Giant Peach in Term 2 we were all very excited to see what our new favourite author, Roald Dahl, had in store for Charlie.
It was an exciting and interesting read and we had lots of fun using our developing comprehension and prediction skills to discuss the text.
Some of our favourite parts included:
When Willy Wonka told Charlie he could keep the factory – Sienna
When the lift went through the roof – Cartia
When Veruca Salt was attacked by the squirrels – Gabriella
When Charlie, Grandpa Joe and Willy Wonka watched all the other kids leave through the bottom of the glass lift – Jacob
We are now in the process of each having a go at writing the “next chapter” to see what happens to Charlie and his family, now they are in the factory.
We have also watched the first half of the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie and are enjoying comparing it to the book.
We found out that there were some similarities and differences!
Some SIMILARITIES between the book and movie are:
The room with all the candy and the chocolate is the same in the movie and book – Brodie
Charlie got a golden ticket – Mia M
The same thing happened when Veruca got the ticket – Saraab
The characters are the same – Harri
Some DIFFERENCES between the book and movie are:
The book didn’t have the part where the children signed in –Ethan B
In the book the illustrations were a bit weird but in the movie the characters looked real – Nate
The title is different – Ava
In the book it says you can bring 2 people to the factory but in the movie you can only bring 1 person – Anthony
Next we are looking forward to comparing Charlie’s family to our own and thinking about what we would buy with a dollar we found on the road – maybe a chocolate bar?