- The Big Block of Chocolate by Janet Slater Redhead
Set Up and PrepareThe Big Block of Chocolate works well for a lead into a discussion on whether treats should be shared or hidden.
Have a chocolate bar as a prop for the story. Encourage the students to read aloud with the repetitive parts of the story.
The students could make puppets to act out the story.
The students could rewrite the story with different characters, like an elephant or a horse, or create a different ending for the story.
Use the chocolate bar for a lesson on fractions and how to divide it so that all the students will get an equal piece. You may need to have two chocolate bars, depending on the size of your class.
Have the students list the rhyming words.
Use The Graph Club software to graph how many students like chocolate or what is their favorite type of chocolate.
The students could write about where they would hide their favorite treat to eat. Or would they hide it or would they just quickly eat it?
The students could write about an experience they had with chocolate.
Using KidPix software, the students could create illustrations for the story. After printing the pictures, have the students recreate the sequence of the story.
Hershey's - www.hersheys.com
Ghiradelli - www.ghirardelli.com
M & M's - http://us.mms.com/us/
Chocolate resources and trivia - www.mce.k12tn.net/chocolate/index.htm
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith