Activity Overview

In this activity students will compare and contrast characters within the text. In this example, Grandpa Joe is compared to Mr. Willie Wonka. The two characters are similar in that they try to remain calm in exciting situations.

For example, Grandpa Joe can barely contain his excitement as Charlie opens the Wonka candy bar, and Willie Wonka is excited about entering the Chocolate Room, but reminds the guests to remain calm.

Grandpa Joe and Willie Wonka both show bursts of excitement. Grandpa Joe jumps out of bed and dances all over the house when Charlie comes home with a golden ticket. Willie Wonka explodes with excitement when he realizes that Charlie is the last child left and is the ultimate winner.

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard comparing and contrasting two characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  1. Use the template provided by your teacher.
  2. Identify and describe ways that the characters are similar.
  3. Identify and describe ways the characters are different.
  4. Illustrate each description with appropriate characters, scenes, and items.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 4-5

Difficulty Level 2 (Reinforcing / Developing)

Type of Assignment Individual or Partner

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/3] Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).


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Compare and Contrast
Create a storyboard that compares the similarities and differences between two things.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Comparison Analysis
Text and images include a clear explanation of similarities and/or differences between the categories or topics. These comparisons go beyond superficial elements and show strong understanding.
Text and images include an explanation of similarities and/or differences between the categories or topics, but the explanation may lack clarity or show only superficial understanding in some squares.
Text and images may include no explanation of similarities and/or differences, or they may make only superficial or inaccurate comparisons.
Storyboard Image and Effort
Student clearly shows effort to convey the setting, characters and specific scene of the book. The scene is clearly identifiable based on the graphic depiction.
Student attempts to convey the setting, characters, and specific scene through use of graphics, but the depiction may be confusing, disordered, or lack some detail.
Student does not clearly convey the setting, characters, and scene.
Spelling and Grammar
Student uses exemplary spelling and grammar. There are no errors.
Student makes one or two minor errors in spelling and grammar.
Student makes multiple errors in spelling and grammar.

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