Teachers often request that I create one of my interactive book projects for a specific novel and this is the most frequently requested—Charlotte’s Web. This project is designed to be completed while reading the novel and includes questions to spark critical thinking and links to help students understand unfamiliar concepts. In an effort to integrate multiple subjects and engage students of varying levels, videos, images, and articles are linked and I took care in balancing text with video and fiction with non-fiction. Students use a notebook to answer questions and complete activities, so they aren’t entirely on “screens,” but using them as a tool.
With advanced readers in mind, image links and extras are included for early finishers to explore. This project can be used with a whole class, small group, or individually. You can assign all of it or part. That’s why homeschoolers love my book projects! With more than 40 links, this project is self-contained and highly engaging, ideal for students who read at different rates/levels or assigned to advanced students for individual work knowing those students won’t miss the details.
Integration is vital to our busy school days so I included as many subjects as possible within the context of the story and aligned all of it with common core, focusing on analysis from multiple sources of media (video, audio, text, charts).
Character analysis, figurative language, vocabulary development, creating a table of contents and glossary
Percentages, reading a graph, inflation, Roman numerals
What life was like in the past
Animal science, Fahrenheit vs. Celsius