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The Chocolate Touch eNotes Lesson Plan
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Patrick Skene Catling's The Chocolate Touch is the story of John Midas, a boy who acquires the magical gift to turn everything his lips touch into chocolate. John is piggish for chocolate! After he discovers a strange coin and an even stranger candy shop where he buys a piece of the best-tasting chocolate he has ever had, John turns his breakfast, his toothpaste, his gloves, his pencil, and even a silver dollar into chocolate. It sounds ideal, but John discovers by the end of the book that too much of a good thing is not that great.
Written in 1952, The Chocolate Touch borrows from the ancient Greek mythological story of King Midas, who turned everything he touched into gold, hence the reference to “the Midas touch” and to the maxim “all that glitters is not gold.” Even as The Chocolate Touch includes the important themes of greed and selfishness, it is written with an engaging humor that boys and girls discover and love almost as much as John Midas adores chocolate!
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This eNotes lesson plan for Patrick Skene Catling's novel The Chocolate Touch has been designed to streamline your preparation time and maximize your class time. Each lesson plan in the eNotes middle school series helps you teach challenging, thoughtful, and engaging works to readers from Grades 5 to 8. Tested in the classroom by hundreds of teachers like you, this lesson plan includes Teacher and Student editions that feature:
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- Short-answer quizzes
- Multiple-choice quizzes
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