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 [email protected]. 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.”