Charlotte's Web - Study Guide

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Grade Range: 4-6

Setting: Farm in Maine

Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Animals

Page Count: 50 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7-8 weeks

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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 English/Language Arts curriculum provides your Elementary School Primary grade student with:

About the Author and Illustrator: Read about E.B. White and Garth Williams, the creative minds behind the novel and its captivating art.
Vocabulary: Examine words used in the novel, employing varying activities meant to improve retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Increase your mastery 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: Reflect on 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: Select and complete extracurricular activities covering topics like spider, 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: Included is a brilliant 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 unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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Formatted with your Upper Elementary grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that build and strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and establishes their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!

Book Awards:
Newbery Honor Book 1953   •   Lewis Carroll Shelf Award   •   Horn Book Fanfare   •   Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal   •   Massachusetts Children's Book Award   •   #170 on the Big Read List (UK’s top 200)   •   #7 on the Great American Read ( Top 100)   •   #63 on 100 Greatest Novels of All time   •   NY Public Library Book of the Century

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