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Charlotte's Web Unit Study



Charlotte's Web is a children's classic that was written in 1952 by E.B. White. The central themes of the story are love and friendship. Here are some activities that are helpful when reading and studying this book.

About the Author:

E.B. White (Elwyn Brooks White) was born in New York in 1899. He worked as a writer, reporter, and editor. He wrote both Charlotte's Web (1952) and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). In both books, the animals display human qualities as they talk and act like people. Mr. White also wrote Stuart Little.

Suggested Vocabulary Word List:

AERONAUT
ALDERS
ALOFT
ANXIETY
ASCEND
BESTIRRED
BEWILDERMENT
BLATTING
BUTTERMILK
CAPTIVITY
CAROUSING
COMMOTION
COMPUNCTIONS
DECENCY
DESCENDED
DETESTED
DRAGLINE
EXERTION
GENUINE
GIGANTIC
GLUTTON
GORGE
GOSLINGS
HOMINY
HUMBLE
HYSTERICS
IDIOSYNCRACY
INDIGESTION
INHERITANCE
INJUSTICE
KNOTHOLE
LAIR
LANGUISHING
LITTER
LOATHED
MANURE
MEEKLY
MERCY
MIDSECTION
MIDWAY
MIRACULOUS
MONOTONOUS
OBLIGE
PEERED
PHENOMENON
PUMMELED
RADIAL
RADIANT
RAMBLED
RETORTED
RIGID
RUMMAGING
RUNT
SALUTATIONS
SCHEMING
SCUM
SECURE
SEDENTARY
SLOPS
SNOUT
SPINNERETS
STOWAWAY
SUMMONING
THRASHING
TRIUMPH
TROUGH
VAGUELY
VANISHED
VERSATILE


Link to Charlotte's Web Word Search Puzzle Using Vocabulary Words





Charlotte's Web Activity Ideas:

Re-enact some of the scenes from the story using hand or stick puppets.

Charlotte's Web Activities -- page 1
Charlotte's Web Activities -- page 2
Charlotte's Web Activities -- page 3
Charlotte's Web Activities -- page 4
Charlotte's Web Activities -- page 5

Worksheet for Chapters 1&2
Worksheet for Chapters 5&6
Worksheet for Chapters 9&10
Worksheet for Chapters 13&14
Worksheet for Chapters 18&19
Worksheet for Chapter 21&22

Make a paper mache Piggy Bank

Pom Pom Spider

Printables:

Charlotte's Web wordsearch
Personification worksheet
Templeton Rat Math
Vocabulary Quiz worksheet
Spider Quiz
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Spider Body Parts
Crossword Search


Snack Idea:

Try making “Pigs in a Blanket” as a snack to have before, during, or after your reading periods.

Internet Lesson Plans:

Weaving Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web Activities from Teach.Net
E.B. White Author Study
Charlotte's Web Unit Study
TeacherVision's Charlotte's Web
Book Review of Charlotte's Web


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