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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - A Novel and Film Study (FLEX)

In this flexible course, students will work through analyzing the novel "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl so that they can compare and contrast the film for its similarities and differences.
Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
755 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 7 learners
No live meetings
Over 7 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does a "Flex" course work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times


Mon, Jan 9, 2023

Jan 9 – Feb 26, 2023 (7 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Students will be able to identify symbolism and other literary elements within the novel to use for analysis in discussions and in written responses.

Students will be able to analyze the meaning of hidden messages through the literary elements that the author includes in the novel.

Students will be able to use their own analyses and discussions to analyze a film as a separate but similar literary piece as the written novel that they have already read.

Students will be able to compose an essay comparing and contrasting a film based on a novel.
I have taught several variations of film to novel comparisons throughout my professional teaching career including "The Crucible", "To Kill a Mockingbird", "Romeo and Juliet", "The Odyssey" and "O' Brother Where Art Thou?", and more.
Each week, students will have reading assignments and analysis assignments to complete. The classroom will have links to all assignments and sets of notes if students are struggling with literary elements, techniques, or concepts. Discussions will take place on the classroom board whereas assignments will be sent with attached links to the teacher to return with feedback and commentary.
Students will need: A copy of the novel - Here is a link to the Barnes and Noble copy of the novel that I am using. You do not have to use it as the chapters are named and therefore any version of the novel can be used, but using the same one as me does make things a little easier when referencing pages in the novel! - Access the Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" - Amazon Prime has the film for sale or for rent (but must be watched within 48 hours of purchasing) - Many libraries will have the film in their collection for check out
The student will turn in an essay analyzing the film through comparing and contrasting the differences between it and the novel.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Kaitlyn Fischer: Close-Reading Specialist
Lives in the United States
High School and Middle School English
755 total reviews
488 completed classes

About Me


My name is Kaitlyn Fischer and I have taught high school and middle school English and have also taught middle school math. I have worked in both Missouri and in Colorado. I have taught all of the following classes: AP Language and... 
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