We looked at the Oompa Loompa poem in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory book and discussed what advice they are giving and to whom. We agreed that the Oompa Loompas are advising parents not to let their children watch TV.
We each had a particular character such as an optician, a newspaper reporter, a parent or Mike Teavee to name a few and we had to decide which side they would be on and why:
Yes TV is a good thing or No TV is a bad thing.
We formed two groups and debated this subject.