Charlotte's Web Novel Study - Distance Learning Teaching Guide
Charlotte's Web Novel Study - Distance Learning Teaching Guide
Charlotte's Web Novel Study - Distance Learning Teaching Guide
Charlotte's Web Novel Study - Distance Learning Teaching Guide
Charlotte's Web Novel Study - Distance Learning Teaching Guide

Charlotte's Web Novel Study - Distance Learning Teaching Guide

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This bundle is an entire "ready-to-use," complete unit of study for Charlotte's Web. This bundle has everything from pre-reading activities to post-reading assessment tools, and everything in-between. Perfect for student-directed distance learning or homeschooling, however, this product is a PDF only and will need modification for use in Google Classroom.

Our products are designed to require as much or as little teacher instruction or intervention as you desire. Lessons and activities are clear, and provide students with full explanation on how to complete activities (giving examples and providing mini-lessons whenever possible), requiring little to no explanation or detailed instruction from the teacher. In many cases, students will be able to self-direct their study and completion of work according to your requirements, making it perfect for distance learning.

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This 158-page Literature Guide for teaching Charlotte's Web has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the NCTE/IRA English Language Arts Standards, and the Texas TEKS for grades 3 and 4.

  • Pre-Reading Activities and Ideas
  • Informational Focus: Spiders (RI.3.1, RI.3.4; RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.4)
  • Anticipation/Reaction Guide
  • Author Biography: E. B. White (RI.3.1, RI.3.4; RI.4.1, RI.4.3, RI.4.4)
  • 2 Vocabulary Lists - one with, and one without definitions
  • Glossary of Unique Terminology and "words to know" from the book
  • Note-Taking Graphic Organizer
  • Chapter Questions for each set of Chapters (RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.5; RL.4.1, RL.4.3)
  • Common Core Aligned Language Focus activities focused on:
    • Capitalization (L.3.2, L.3.2a; L.4.2, L.4.2a)
    • Commas (L.3.2, L.3.2b, L.3.2c; L.4.2, L.4.2b, L.4.2c)
    • Direct Speech and Quotation Marks (L.3.2, L.3.2c; L.4.2, L.4.2b)
    • Complete Sentences (L.3.1, L.3.1a, L.3.1f, L.3.1i; L.4.1, L.4.1f)
    • Homophones (L.4.1g)
    • Prefixes (L.3.4b: L.4.4b)
    • Similes and Metaphors (L.3.5a; L.4.5a)

Kimberly W. said: This unit is amazing... I second guessed myself and bought a different one first that was cheaper. Mistake! Though the other one was fine, it didn't have enough differentiation to reach both my highest and lowest... this unit is perfect... you won't have to add a thing! 

  • Specific, Common Core Aligned Literature Focus lessons:
    • Using Details from the Story (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3; RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3)
    • Setting (RL.3.1; RL.4.1, RL.4.3)
    • Character Traits (RL.3.1, RL.3.3; RL.4.1, RL.4.3)
    • Finding Similarities and Differences (RL.3.3, RL.3.6; RL.4.3)
    • Inference and Explicit Information (RL.3.1; RL.4.1)
    • Themes (RL.3.2, RL.4.2)
    • Character Analysis (W.3.5, W.3.8; W.4.5, W.4.9, W.4.9a)
    • Character Development (RL.3.3, RL.3.5; RL.4.3)
  • Common Core Aligned Writing Focus Activities on:
    • Sensory Details (W.3.3b, W.3.4; W.4.3d, W.4.4)
    • Supporting Your Opinion (W.3.1, W.3.1a, W.3.1b, W.3.1c; W.4.1, W.4.1a, W.4.1b, W.4.1c)
    • Cartoon Narratives (W.3.8)
    • Organizing Your Writing (W.3.5, W.4.5)
    • Powerful Words (L.4.2d, W.4.3b)
  • Technology Focus: Character Traits Word Cloud (W.3.6; W.4.6)
  • Reading Comprehension Quizzes
  • Vocabulary Quizzes
  • Two Final Tests - one entirely multiple choice
  • Final Vocabulary Test
  • Post-Reading Extension Ideas and Activities
  • Culminating Writing Ideas and Activities
  • Teacher Guide, including
    • Notes for the Teacher
    • Sample Agenda
    • Chapter Summaries
    • Answer Key
    • List of Resources
    • Common Core Alignment Documentation for Grades 3 and 4 

Here's what Simple Pleasures said: For the last 2 years, my co-teacher and I went through Charlotte's Web using a hodge-podge of different activities and things we either found for free online or made ourselves. However, it was always rather stressful and didn't feel fluid or complete. This literature guide is perfect! Unlike many resources, it has more than enough activities for a thorough and meaningful study of the novel. If you are teaching Charlotte's Web this year, the $25 is more than worth it! I was blown away and I know my students will grow so much with the fun yet rigorous activities.