Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Wonka Bingo!

This idea was sent in by Jenn Howard of Syracuse. If you have any questions, please email her at Thanks Jenn!

“I recently read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my class. (a special education class of 11-13 year olds). I made a 4 x 4 grid for each student. As a class, we then brainstormed about 25 words from the book. The students picked 16 words from the list and wrote them on the grid (one word per box). I then made an index card for each word while they were writing. I handed out chips and played “WONKA” (similar to BINGO). I called the words and they covered them and yelled “WONKA” when they got four in a row. This was a great way to get students involved in the book, and for them to practice recognizing words that were above their typical reading level. I bought some Runts or Nerds, or some kind of Wonka candy, and handed out a few pieces to the winner of each game.”