Lesson 2 contains 3 activities.
Activity 1 - Read Aloud: Chapter 15. The Chocolate Room 
A read aloud is planned to engage the students as either reader or listener while developing background knowledge about the story,  Chapter 15 is chosen for it is full of descriptive language in envisioning one of the special rooms in the chocolate factory.  This activity also functions as a pre-activity for 'Activity 2 - Drawing: Willy Wonka's Chocolate Room'.
By this activity, it is hoped:
  • To savor the descriptive language used to establish setting (Galda, 2010, p. 209);
  • To show techniques of vivid writing of a particular scene.

By reading aloud to students, children should be able to (Galda, 2010; Saskatchewan Education, 1997):

  • Develop listening abilities;
  • Expand their vocabularies;
  • Learn a variety of forms of languages;
  • Learn various ideas, purposes and structures that they might use for their own writing;
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By reading aloud, students should be able to (Bryan, 2010):
  • Learn to read
  • Improve their speaking ability
Read Aloud: Chapter 15 - The Chocolate Room
…My Wonka opened the door.  Five children and nine-grown-ups pushed their way in – and oh, what an amazing sight it was that now met their eyes!  They were looking down upon a lovely valley.  There were green meadows on either side of the valley, and along the bottom of it there flowed a great brown river.  What is more, there was a tremendous waterfall halfway along the river – a steep cliff over which the water curled and rolled in a solid sheet, and then went crashing down into a boiling churning whirlpool of froth and spray… (click here for the full article)
*Note: Teacher/ Librarian can either read through the whole passage or have the students reading the paragraphs by taking turns.
Activity 2 - Drawing: Willy Wonka's Chocolate Room
Again, an art activity is scheduled in this lesson. Students are requested to draw a picture based on the descriptions in read aloud.  They will be provided with white drawing paper of A3 size and colour pencils.  The objectives of this activity are:
  • to stimulate students’ imagination and creativity;
  • to engage students in the text by asking them respond by drawing.
*Note: Teacher/ Librarian shall not leave any note or original text to the students, as it might direct students to any reflective drawings without creativity.
DRAWING: Willy Wonka's Chocolate Room
Envision the descriptions from Chapter 15 of the book, and draw Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Room by using 30 minutes.
You can add/ drop anything based on your own imagination and artistic sense.


Activity 3 - Screening: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Play the movie to explore Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory and the different manufacturing rooms.
SCREENING: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Assignment 2

Read the whole book, and think about the following questions:

  • Do you want to own Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory? Why or why not?
  • If the factory is given to you, what will you do?