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This activity will allow students to demonstrate understanding from a character’s point of view (1st person). There are numerous ways for readers to respond to literature. This promotes insight into text and allows students to reveal their thinking, feelings, and reactions to the literature they have read. This activity will also review and practice how to write a friendly letter correctly.
This activity allows students to think about how science is represented in E. B. White’s novel, Charlotte’s Web. Students will explore the identities of different species that present in this treasured children’s novel. They will use their knowledge of the food chain to determine where different animals fit into the food chain. This requires critical thinking and allows the students to look at the novel from a unique scientific perspective.
Persuasive writing is when an author writes to try to convince someone to share their feelings on a topic. Obviously, Fern wanted to keep Wilbur. She certainly didn’t want Mr. Arable to kill him. As students think about reasons that Mr. Arable should keep Wilbur, they will strengthen their opinion as to why Mr. Arable should keep him.
This activity will allow students to think about several key quotes from Charlotte’s Web. This activity would work great as a pre-reading assessment, since it would allow students to reflect on what the words really reveal about the character BEFORE they truly get to know the characters. As students think about how spoken language creates personalities, they will gain more insight into the characters that entertain us throughout E. B. White’s book, Charlotte’s Web.