Charlotte’s Web Activities

 

Charlotte’s Web Book Summary

I remember sitting in my fourth grade classroom. My teacher had just finished reading Charlotte’s Web. Several students had tears streaming down their faces. I will never forget how Mrs. Jones explained that a good book will often make you laugh out loud and cry. Charlotte’s Web will do just that.

Charlotte’s Web tells about a young girl named Fern Arable who lovingly takes care of a piglet, naming him Wilbur. Wilbur is sold to Fern’s uncle, Homer Zuckerman. Wilbur feels lonely in his new home until a friendly spider named Charlotte welcomes him. The two become fast friends. When Charlotte overhears Zuckerman say he is going slaughter Wilbur, she begins weaving praises about Wilbur in her web. Her webs attract publicity among Zuckerman’s neighbors. Soon Charlotte’s webs with their inscriptions become famous. Because of this, Wilbur goes to the county fair accompanied by Charlotte and a rat named Templeton, who helps find inspirational words for Charlotte to weave

Seven Activities to Use with the Book

Charlotte's Web Activities

#1 ~ Spider Life Cycle

Tie in science by having students create animal life cycle posters for the different characters in Charlotte’s Web.

Spider Life Cycle Craftivity

#2 ~ How to Draw a Pig

Follow these step-by-step instructions from Kathy Barbro.

How to Draw a Pig#3 ~ Synonym Web Printable

This print-and-go project includes a class set of 30 spider webs. Students write synonyms in the blank spaces of the web. The finished product makes a simple yet cute bulletin board.

This is a fun way for students to practice with synonyms or antonyms plus using a thesaurus. Download the activity here.Charlotte's Web ~ This FREE print-and-go project includes a class set of 30 spider webs. Students write synonyms in the blank spaces of the web. The finished product makes a simple yet cute bulletin board. This is a fun way for students to practice with synonyms or antonyms plus using a thesaurus.

#4 ~ Spider Web Art

Have students create spider web art. Here are some favorites. Just click on the website name to go to the individual sites.

 mmmcraftsSpider Web Art

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Spider Web Art

Learn with Play at Home Spider Web Art

artsoniaSpider Web Art

#5 ~ Coloring Pages

Free Coloring Pages for Charlotte's Web

#6 ~ Spider Snack

This terrific idea come from Sara at Mom Endeavors.

Snack Web

# 7 ~ Charlotte’s Book Unit

If you would like to try out the Charlotte’s Web Book Unit before you buy it, this download contains free samples.Charlotte's Web Free Printables

Charlotte’s Web Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities covering vocabulary, comprehension questions, constructive response writing, and skill practice.

Charlotte's Web Book Unit sold on Teachers Pay Teachers

Gay Miller

 

 

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3 comments

    • Julie on June 3, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the web activity!!! Too cute! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    1. You’re welcome!

    • Sandy Cangelosi on June 6, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    What a web of fun! Thank you so much, Gay. Hope to see you at the conference.

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