Resource Roald Dahl's 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory': Creative Writing

Jane Briscoe | 17 December 2008
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Explore Roald Dahl's writing hut and try some creative writing based on 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

ResourceRoald Dahl’s writing hut, digitised, and a digitised verse by the writer from The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, at:

www.roalddahlmuseum.org/discoverdahl/exploring/default.aspx

www.roalddahlmuseum.org/archives/collections/details.aspx?docno=6

Curriculum links: Literacy, English
Example sequence of activities

1. While reading Roald Dahl’s 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', or other Dahl books, visit the virtual Writing Hut at:

www.roalddahlmuseum.org/discoverdahl/exploring/default.aspx

Investigate as a class using an interactive whiteboard, inviting pupils to come to the board and select parts of the writing hut to visit and read about.

2. In the writing hut, click on the filing cabinet, and select the pile of documents labelled 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Click on the document on the far right: a list of all the original characters intended for the novel. Share this (and the accompanying transcript) with pupils as an example of how an author plans character.

3. Show pupils the handwritten verse describing Miranda Mary Piker at:

www.roalddahlmuseum.org/archives/collections/details.aspx?docno=6

Students write the chapter dealing with the demise of Miranda Mary Piker, mimicking the style and incorporating appropriate features of Dahl’s text.

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