Engage your students with critical thinking skills and independence while reading Charlotte's Web with this fun, interactive, and higher level thinking skills literacy download!
Included in this download are 7 PDF files:
1. Comprehension Questions
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
6 questions for:
These questions vary in difficulty using Bloom’s Taxonomy and encourage students to use the text for the basis of answers, as well as using critical thinking skills to develop more detailed answers.
2. Describing Characters
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Use the Bubble Maps to help your students write characters’ traits, motivations, and feelings.
Students can then use the four square map to diagram their writing and explain how the characters’ traits, motivations, and feelings contributed to the development of the story.
There is a four square written with sentence frames as an example for you to teach your students. You can make variations of these sentence starters.
Students can use the rough draft paper to write their rough draft from their four square map.
Finally, students can use the final draft page at the end to write their final drafts on describing characters and their motivations, traits, and feelings!
3. Point of View Writing and Wilbur Writing Craftivity
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words (e.g., because, and, also) to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
Students can use the Common Core Opinion Graphic Organizer to map out their ideas about their point of view of one of the characters. Included in this PDF is a Writing Craftivity so students can display their final drafts about their opinions.
4. Making Inferences and Making Generalizations
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Use the pages to help students make inferences with pages 35-47 of Charlotte’s Web.
A table is included with a question to answer, a place to write the story clues, and a place to write inferences, and a key is also included!
Use the other pages to help students make generalizations using Charlotte’s Web. A table is included to guide students into making generalizations with certain text attributes. Students can also answer questions that help them make generalizations using what they know and information from the text, and a key is also included!
5. Friendship and Loyalty Booklet
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Students can keep this booklet with them while they are reading the novel.
As they read, they can keep track of the story details that support the central message of friendship and loyalty.
Students can use the bubble maps to record their ideas, and they can use the lined side to put their thoughts into complete sentences.
At the end of the booklet, students can examine how the friendships built throughout the novel and they can briefly write how the friendships developed to support the central message.
6. Charlotte's Web Vocabulary List
7. Charlotte's Web Vocabulary Book
This is also a solo download on my store. If you purchase the Literacy Activities zip file, you do not need to purchase the vocabulary book download. If you just want the vocabulary books, click this link: Charlotte's Web Vocabulary Book
Happy teaching and reading!!
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Charlotte's Web Common Core Literacy Activities
by Marine Freibrun
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