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Book Club: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by: Roald Dahl

Ms. Pamela - Preschool-2nd, Book Clubs, Crafts
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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(606)
Join Ms. Pamela for a fun 40 minute, 3-week, novel study as we explore the world of Roald Dahl in Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator through vocabulary, reading comprehension, story elements and some fun and games along the way.

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 4
We will learn new vocabulary words and learn how to keep a journal
We will increase our reading comprehension through study questions
We will learn about story elements
We will use our imaginations to draw additional context for our class
We will play games to increase our knowledge of the author and his books
Homework Offered
Reading the required segments assigned. Please do not read ahead so we are all on the same page in our discussions and we can enjoy the book together as a group. If you do choose to read ahead, please do not share additional information with the class until we get to that part of the book.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Questions will be asked before each class to be sure children know what happened in our story the class before.
Grades Offered
The book by Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Glass Elevator.
Paper and something to write with such as colored pencils, pens, markers or just a pencil.
A notebook to keep a vocabulary journal 
There is part of this book that is not politically correct for this time. We will not be discussing this part of the book nor asking any questions about it. It comprises about three pages of the book.  At the time it was copyrighted, in 1972, jokes like this were fair game. In
the past few decades, however, people have analyzed pop culture very closely and find this to be insensitive and poking fun at others expense.
"Dahl pokes a bit of fun at Russian and Chinese names and accents in a way that would make readers cringe. The Soviet Premier is named Yugetoff. The President threatens him “I'm afraid we're going to have to show you just where you get off, Yugetoff!". The Premier says that the people in the elevator are not Russians, but possibly Chinese. So, the President calls the Head of the Chinese Republic. He is misconnected with a few men named Wing and Wong before finally getting the leader of China, who answers “Gleetings, honorable Mr. Plesident. Here is Assistant-Plemier Chu-On-Dat speaking. How can I do for you?" This book was written decades before political correctness, and it shows." 

Meet the teacher

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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(606)
A Bit About Me
My name is Pamela Williams, learners call me Ms. Pamela, and I always love to learn new things. Since starting on the Outschool platform in the Fall of 2019, I have worked with over 850 learners from more than 25 countries.... 
Group Class


for 6 classes
2x per week, 3 weeks
40 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(3)
Completed by 6 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 7-10
1-9 learners per class

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