2nd Grade Curriculum, 3rd Grade Curriculum, Education, Language Arts, Read Alouds, Writing

LitWits Kits Review!

I love reading aloud to my son, this has been one of my favorite things to do with him since birth. There have been some great books that I would have loved to develop into unit studies or just dig deeper into and make the words come alive for us. I am always on the lookout for ideas on how to get the most out of books we read so I jumped at the chance to checkout LitWit Kits from LitWits. We choose to use the LitWits Kit for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of our families favorite books and we always reread it every year around the Fall time. The LitWits Kit for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory comes complete with everything you need to provide a fun filled literary fun.

LitWit Kits includes:

  • Overview
  • Tips
  • Hands On Fun
  • Recipe Ideas (There was no actual recipe included in Chocolate Factory Kit just idea)
  • Take Aways ( Leaving impression on your student)
  • Awesome Pinterest Board

What I really enjoyed about the LitWits Kit for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is that kit included academic handouts and common core standards for grades 3-5th grade. The academic handouts made it possible for me check of some standards for my son. We explored Narrative Arc ( story action) , Vocabulary words, Characterization and Creative Writing. The best part of the academic handouts all it was about the book which made my son eager to do the lessons.

LitWits Kit for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory also included author background information and other resources if you wanted to do more historical research.

My son really enjoyed the candy invention project that was included in the LitWits Kit for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. We also decided to make some homemade soup one night for dinner and we ate it over the next few days. We didn’t make cabbage and potato soup, but we did make a vegetable soup and cornbread. I decided to stretch it over a few days because I wanted to drive home how fortunate we are that we can eat variety of foods when some families are limited to what they are able to afford. The LitWits Kit for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory spark conversations about poverty and gratitude. As a family we made some decisions about how would like to give back to the community during this holiday season and keep gift giving to minimal this year. The way we did the LitWits Kit for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is we did it 1-2 activities a week over a course of month along side reading the book.

LitWit Kits Kits are $18 and they have a total of 45 complete kits and 1 mini kit the can be used at home or in the classroom. The company offers a free sample kit you can review and there is also option to purchase project and activities from the complete kits or just the worksheets. I highly recommend you purchase a complete kit to really get the benefits of the lessons. I look forward to using the other LitWit Kits that the company allowed to us to select. The other kits we selected are:

LitWit Kits are a great way to have fun with books and give your child a more hands on experience of their read aloud and academics at the same time.

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Until the Next Time,

Mom and J

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  1. Wow, thank you for this beautiful review, and for letting us share our “field trip” through Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with you and your sweet boy. We LOVE the pictures, and especially your clever take on the soup. That’s the wonderful thing about homeschooling, that you can take an idea and stretch it out and load it with even more meaning and memories than we can develop in our workshops. What special candy did your son invent? Was he hired by Mr. Wonka as an honorary Oompa Loompa? No doubt! Please tell him we think he did a great job, and THANK YOU again for sharing LitWits Kits with your world – we’re glad to be on your page 😉 — Happy Reading! Becky and Jenny

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