E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web
is a book that needs no introduction, so we won’t go on and on about the heartwarming friendships, the insightful humor, and the undeniable humanity of some of literature’s most beloved characters.
No, instead we will focus on telling you about an awesome resource for Charlotte’s Web: THIS
Not unlike pigs rooting for truffles, we’ve dug deep into this novel to pull out all kinds of awesome reading comprehension practice for your students. While following along with the tragedies and triumphs of the characters, students will engage with the text and hone their critical thinking and test-taking skills through interesting and challenging exercises and reviews.
Keep reading for more details on the contents of this packet, and feel free to peruse the preview to get an idea of all the great practice packed into these plans!
Here's what we provide for each chapter:
* An "I Can" statement that gives an overall learning objective that clearly states what each child should be able to do upon completion of the chapter.
* Pre-selected vocabulary words, definitions, example sentences, and a place for your students to demonstrate their mastery of the words by writing their own sentences.
* A mini-lesson that introduces or reviews a specific reading skill.
* Reading skill practice examples for the following skills:
- Main Idea and Supporting Details
- Context Clues
- Topic Sentence
- Analyzing Characters
- Writing Summaries
- Referencing the Text
* Activities that the students complete to practice the reading skills, including graphic organizers, fill-in-the-blank activities, and crossword puzzles
* A literacy skill practice assignment that students can complete individually, in pairs or small groups, or with the teacher. Literacy skills for Charlotte’s Web
- Root Words
- Simple Sentences and Fragments
- Coordinating Conjunctions
- Compound Sentences
- Subordinating Conjunctions
- Complex Sentences
* A writing challenge section. Writing challenges are presented in three different formats:
- General writing challenges which invite students to participate with the characters and plot by drawing parallels to their own experiences. (Think: text-to-self, text-to-text, or text-to-world.)
- Figurative language writing challenges which introduce and review onomatopoeia and similes. Students will then complete sentence prompts to practice using these forms of figurative language.
- Visualization writing challenges which invite students to describe sights, sounds, smells and feelings by extrapolating details from the setting and putting themselves inside the world of the story.
* Super-cute original clip art illustrations
* A vocabulary review section that will spiral back through the selected vocabulary of previous chapters.
* Vocabulary review quizzes that assess students’ mastery of selected vocabulary (chapters 1-5, 6-12, 13-16, and 17-22)
We wrap up the packet with the following:
* A general review crossword puzzle requiring students to provide the names of various reading/literacy skills and figurative language types introduced throughout the packet.
* Test Prep practice examples to walk students through problem solving strategies.
* A 20-question multiple-choice assessment that prepares students for EOGs, EOCs, and other standardized tests.
* A Glossary of vocabulary words and reading comprehension terms, including definitions and example sentences
* Answer Keys.
* Charlotte’s Web
* Your own special Teacher Swag!
* Print in color to enhance the super-cuteness of the clip art illustrations
* Consider printing front and back for green points
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By the way,
if you find yourself in need of extra context clue practice, we've got PLENTY. Check these resources out:
* Introduction to Context Clues - FREEBIE
* A Third Grader's Guide to Context Clues
* A Fourth Grader's Guide to Context Clues
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