Charlotte's Web - E-Guide

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Grade Range: 4-6

Setting: Farm in Maine

Genre: Children's Books, Animals

Page Count: 50 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7-8 weeks



One spring morning, Fern Arable sees her father going out to the barn with an ax to do away with a runt piglet born the night before. Driven by what she sees as injustice, Fern runs to her father and he agrees not to kill the baby pig - as long as she raises it herself.  When Wilbur turns five weeks old he is sold to Fern's uncle, Homer Zuckerman. Despite no longer being his caretaker, Fern visits him almost every day. In his new home Wilbur makes new acquaintances among the animals, and then he meets Charlotte, a spider who lives in the doorway over his pen. Charlotte's kindness and good nature win Wilbur over, and they become good friends, although he is alarmed by Charlotte's eating habits!  Wilbur's new happiness is short-lived, however, when he learns that Mr. Zuckerman is planning to kill him at Christmastime and turn him into smoked bacon and ham. Charlotte, a clever spider with a big vocabulary and a bigger heart, hatches a clever plan that will save Wilbur's life.

Progeny Press' Charlotte's Web Language Arts PDF download curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student with:

About the Author and Illustrator: Explore the lives of E.B. White and Garth Williams, the creative forces behind the novel.
Vocabulary: Study words used throughout the novel with engaging activities meant to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Deepen your understanding of literature by understanding descriptive writing, characterization, synonym usage, irony, distinguishing fact vs. opinion, exploring context, foreshadowing, setting mood, understanding conflict, identifying climaxes and resolutions, and unraveling overarching themes.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Discuss values such as caring for animals, embracing freedom, nurturing friendships, managing worry, facing fear, avoiding boasting, understanding the impact of our words, offering encouragement, practicing humility, making sacrifices, assisting others, and contemplating death.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Participate in a variety of extracurricular activities covering topics like spider science, embark on field trips, refine your writing skills through discussions and letter-writing, explore life cycles, and express creativity through art.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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  • Posted by Nancy F. on 5th Feb 2015