are some ideas of activities for you to expand Charlotte's Web within
your classroom. If you have additional ideas, please send them to me.
You will be given full credit for any idea.
Contribute to our Charlotte's Web Voice Thread.
Share your thoughts about the book, help with character traits,
and share the adjectives you have found!
a PowerPoint Game Show based
Created by Jennifer Wagner
Web at Shockwave.com
Download necessary but its TERRIFIC!
Host a classroom birthday party for Charlotte's Web!
Create invitations, decorate cupcakes or cookies with describing words, play pin the spider on the web, and more!!
Participate in our SIMULTANEOUS SKYPE CALL
May 17th at 10am (California Time)
Click HERE for script
Listen here to Jen read script so you can practice w/ students
Great Resource from
Mrs. Hick's Classroom Website
Create a chapter by chapter vocabulary listing and also use writing
prompts to expand your students' understanding of this book.
Web Vocabulary & Writing Prompts
Create an acrostic poem Wilbur style!
Create piglet booklet with your younger elementary students
to journal their thoughts of the book.
Use the worksheet provided by ABC to work with your students on "Who
Am I" character review.
Download the SPIDERWEB
template and have your students create their own personality web by
choosing one trait they believe is a strength. Use yarn and glitter
to make the web sparkle.
Create an ABC listing of Charlotte's Web with either KidPix, PowerPoint/Keynote,
scanned pictures with iMovie, Voice Thread, etc. (Example: A is for Avery, B is
for barn, C is for Charlotte)
to view Mrs. Taverna's Second Grade show
Extend the story by creating stories about Joy, Aranea, & Nellie
and their life in the barn with Wilbur.
Use the Kidspiration
Template to create an adjective character study on Fern,
Wilbur, Templeton, and Charlotte.
Create a podcast by using the Reader's Theater scripts you can find
You can upload your podcast to www.podomatic.com
Create a birth announcement for Wilbur or for Joy, Aranea, & Nellie
using Print Shop or any desktop publishing program.
Print out a Charlotte's Web Jigsaw
puzzle for your students.
Have your students journal how people reacted to reading words in
Charlotte's Web. (Example: Lurvy and Mr. Zuckerman trembled) Then
have your students speculate on different reactions they might have
to an ordinary everyday experience becoming extraordinary.
Adjective Search Worksheet.
Assign differerent pages to students and have them conduct an ADJECTIVE
search and write them down.
Do you know the characters in Charlotte's Web? Play hangman
to find out.
Create a newspaper about the events in each chapter in the book. Display
the newspaper articles on your bulletin board.
Download template here.
Write the words "Zuckerman's Famous Pig" on your white board
and let your students find as many words as they can. Worksheet
And an additional worksheet created by Donna
Bloom's Levels of Learning Worksheet
-- Chapter Questions
Visit this site: Just
One More Book to listen to a variety of book reviews.
Then create your own class podcast book review of Charlotte's Web.
Expand the spider information in your classroom and visit this link
about Spiders. Create a powerpoint, movie, wiki, or more about your
new knowledge of spiders. Use this KWL
Join a Skypecast, with other members of this project, on April 26th at 9am PST, for simultaneous reading of a book. Click HERE for the script we will read together.
Fern and Avery like to swing. What are some things your students like to do? Create a graph to their answers at Create a Graph.
Coordinate Math Game
Activity. PDF grid, markers, instructions, and recording sheet. (created
by Donna Kielty)
Create an ad to invite people to visit the County Fair. Highlight the events mentioned in the book -- food, rides, contests, etc.
Watch parts of the 2006 movie -- Charlotte's Web. Compare and contrast what you watched to the book -- share similarities and differences. Why do you believe they had to change parts of the book?
Created Materials has available a literature unit on
Charlotte's Web. ISBN # 1-55734-435-3
ideas of how to expand Charlotte's Web within your class.
Charlotte's Web -- a literature unit