Check-in: Type: What is your name?
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text referring explicitly to the text. Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the plot.
Charlotte's Web is a classic children's story about a pig, Wilbur, and his friend, a spider named Charlotte. Charlotte helps Wilbur by writing messages in her web, which saves Wilbur from being slaughtered. The story teaches kids the power of friendship, loyalty, and love.
Charlotte's Web: A Beloved Children's Story
Friendship: The act of being a friend to someone, showing loyalty, support, and care. Sacrifice: Giving up something of value for the benefit of another. Perseverance: Continuing to work hard and stay focused despite difficulties and challenges.
Wilbur the pig, the main character of Charlotte's Web, was based on a real pig named 'Chris' that was owned by the author's friend, Fern Arable's brother. Charlotte's Web was originally written in pencil and later typed out by a friend of the author. The book was first published in 1952 and has sold more than 45 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling children’s books of all time.
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What was Charlotte's mission throughout the book?
Work together in pairs: What character trait does Charlotte demonstrate that helps Wilbur get out of trouble? Explain how this character trait contributes to the plot of Charlotte's Web.
What can you infer about why Charlotte helped Wilbur?
Work together in pairs: Name as many characters from the book that you can.
Brain break: Draw your name written out in barn wood (e.g. the wood planks become the letters)
Who is the author of the book Charlotte's Web?
How do you think Wilbur has grown throughout the story?
Sketch something that happened in the story:
Work together in pairs: What is a moral (lesson) that any of the characters learn in Charlotte's Web?
What do you think would be the consequences if Charlotte's Web was never written and never read by people around the world?