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Chocolate Fever Unit Study Activities



This unit contains activities to use in conjunction with the book Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith.



Story Summary:

Henry Green is a boy who loves chocolate more than anyone else in the world. He eats it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And chocolate seems to love him to because it doesn’t make him fat, doesn’t hurt his teeth, doesn’t hurt his skin, and doesn’t give him a belly ache. So, Henry’s parents allow him to eat as much of it as he likes. But one day, Henry suddenly develops “chocolate fever.”

About the Author:

Robert Kimmel Smith was born on July 31, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. The idea for Chocolate Fever came from a story that Mr. Smith would tell his daughter about a little boy who loved chocolate so much. He kept forgetting parts of the story, so his daughter asked him to write it down and that story became the book. The boy who loved chocolate was actually Mr. Smith, but the adventures in the book are purely fictitious.

Other books by Robert Kimmel Smith are:
Jelly Belly
The War With Grandpa
A Guide for Using the War With Grandpa in the Classroom
Bobby Baseball
Mostly Michael

Other books to read or use:
Chocolate Touch
A Guide for Using The Chocolate Touch in the Classroom
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Chocolate War
The Science of Chocolate
The True History of Chocolate
The Chocolate Tree : A Natural History

Word Search Using Vocabulary Words:

Chocolate Fever

A D I V O J W Y E O W H G Y T
V F E F Z F V H J V J N B M C
A P R K E A B E D J I L U B J
M P M Y C N F E L T U V U A B
J B L P J A S A A F C A R G O
Q E E T H O J E F A D U Q U Z
Y A Z K L E S I U Z H B Z C S
T R Q A N U N T H O B U B J X
V N T O A G I O E T O S T R E
D E D N U O F B M U D P W B H
A S R S U B S I D E D D O R P
R T J S G X R H E V N H T C N
Z L L S M T B R S R M O Q H F
D Y W C H H B N D N Y I N V L
A C Q U A I N T A N C E K P H


Word List:

ACQUAINTANCE
BLUFFING
BREEDS
CARGO
CAUTIOUSLY
DESOLATE
DUMBFOUNDED
EARNESTLY
HIJACKED
MIRTH
NAUSEATING
PHENOMENON
PRODDED
SUBSIDED
SURVIVE


Discussion Questions:

1. In the beginning of the story, it is said that some people though that Henry wasn’t really born, but was hatched from a chocolate bean. Explain this.

2. A lot of characters from the book try and guess what disease Henry Green has, or what happened to him. What are some of the guesses?

3. Why did Henry fun away from the hospital? Should he have done this?

4. Think about the characters, Henry and Mac. What do they have in common with one another?

5. What is the moral of the story? What big lesson does Henry learn?

Additional Activity Ideas:

1. Learn about where chocolate comes from, how it is processed, its history, and what it is used for besides candy bars.

2. Chocolate Fever is a made up disease, but you could study other, real, childhood diseases and how to prevent them.

3. Make a graph from a survey about people’s favorite use for chocolate.

4. Work on Chocolate Math.

5. Make Chocolate Chip Candy.

Additional Links:

Chocolate: Did You Know?
Flourless Chocolate Cake
No Bake Chocolate Cookies
Crockpot Triple Chocolate Surprise
The History of Chocolate


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