Please join us every Wednesday at 4:00pm for a chapter-by-chapter reading of modern classics of children’s literature. This program is designed for children in grades 1+. Multiple copies of titles will be available for checkout from Lakewood Memorial Library for those children who want to read along while listening.
On March 3, we will begin reading Roald Dahl’s classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Here’s what the back of the book says about Charlie:
Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are
• Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating
• Veruca Salt, a spoiled rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger
• Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum chewer with the lasts jaws around
• Mike Teavee, a toy pistol toting gangster in training who is obsessed with television
• and our hero, Charlie Bucket, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
Copies of the book can be picked up from our library at the front desk or through curbside. Please call us at (716)763-6234 to schedule a pickup.
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Here are activities related to the book. Some are meant for writing or discussion, and others are meant for drawing. They are presented according to the chunks of the book to be read during each session.
Activities for Charlie
• Talk or write: What do you think life is like for Charlie Bucket and his family?
• Draw: Draw a picture of the grandparents in their bed.
• Talk or write: Which kid of the kids with the golden tickets is the worst? Why?
• Draw: Draw a picture of one of the kids with golden tickets
• Talk or write: How do you think Charlie felt on the day that he and Grandpa Joe went to the chocolate factory?
• Draw: Draw Willy Wonka
• Talk or write: Who is your favorite character so far? Why?
• Draw: Draw an Oompa Loompa. OR draw Augustus going up the pipe.
• Talk or write: Were you surprised by what Violet and Veruca did? Why?
• Draw: Draw Violet after the chewed the gum. OR draw the square candies that look round.
• Talk or write: What did you think about the ending of the story? Did you like the book? Why?
• Draw: Draw a picture of your favorite part of the book.
Dr. Nancy Padak is the Vice President of the Lakewood Memorial Library Board of Trustees. She is a Distinguished Professor of Education, Emerita, from Kent State University in Ohio. She directed KSU’s Reading and Writing Center and taught in the area of literacy education. She was the Principal Investigator for the Ohio Literacy Resource Center, which has provided support for adult and family literacy programs since 1993. She was also a classroom teacher and district administrator. She is an active researcher, author, and consultant and has served in a variety of professional leadership roles.