Charlotte’s Web Resource Set

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Charlotte’s Web by EB White

EB White’s well-loved classic, Charlotte’s Web, is a story that will never go out of style. With themes of friendship, love, loss, and bravery, readers will find it easy to connect with the text. What may not be so easy, is keeping track of it’s long and varied cast of characters. That’s why this chapter book is the perfect springboard for mini-lessons focused tracking characters, character relationships, and the ways in which characters are developed across longer text.

This Book Club Super Pack includes a Common Core aligned lesson plan and set of resources designed to support small group reading instruction.

Teach with Charlotte’s Web by EB White

This resource set includes everything you need to deliver meaningful reading instruction

  • Interactive Lesson Plan for 7 Book Club Meetings Focusing on Tracking Characters
  • Chapter by Chapter Discussion Guide
  • Chapter by Chapter Vocabulary Guide
  • Book Club Calendar
  • Conversation Prompts
  • Expectations for Book Club Anchor Chart / Student Reference Sheet
  • Student Self-Evaluation Forms
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Student Reading Response Guide
  • Comprehension Assessment Rubric
  • Common Core State Standard Assessment
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Common Core Alignment
  • Main Pack: L.4.6 RF.4.3 RF.4.4 RL.4.1 RL.4.10 RL.4.2 RL.4.3 RL.4.4 RL.4.5 RL.4.6 RL.4.7 RL.4.9 SL.4.1a SL.4.1b SL.4.1c SL.4.1d SL.4.2 SL.4.3 W.4.8 W.4.9
  • Vocabulary: L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6
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    Charlotte’s Web Resource Set

    Instructional Overview

    The instructional overview includes instructional background for tracking characters, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to Charlotte's Web Book Club.

    Book Club Management Resources

    The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

    Meeting #1: Introduce Tracking Characters

    The first Book Club meeting for Charlotte's Web by EB White introduces the students to using a Character Map to keep track of the story's characters.

    Meeting #2: Distinguish Primary vs. Secondary Characters

    Author EB White uses both primary and secondary characters in Charlotte's Web. Students will practice distinguishing between these two types for the characters that have been introduced in the text.

    Meeting #3: Physical Attributes of Characters

    Identifying the physical attributes of the characters in Charlotte's Web allows the reader to form a more complete understanding of the characters. Students will use evidence from the text to add physical traits to their Character Maps for each character.

    Meeting #4: Inferring What Characters Think and Feel

    Readers can infer what a character in Charlotte's Web thinks and feels by examining the things the character says and does. Students will add descriptions to their Character Maps by looking for evidence of each character's personality in dialogue and actions.

    Meeting #5: Making Connections Between Characters

    In Charlotte's Web, author EB White has included a lot of characters. This meeting focuses on identifying connections between characters to learn which ones are most important and how the characters effect one another.

    Meeting #6: Noticing Your Opinion of Characters

    Students will be able to find characters they like and dislike in Charlotte's Web and identify reasons for their opinion. When readers form an opinion of the characters in the story, it shows that they are comprehending what they are reading.

    Meeting #7: Reflecting on Tracking Characters

    Students have developed detailed Character Maps of the characters author EB White included in Charlotte's Web. By paying careful attention to the details of the text, students know the characters well enough to write a biography of the character.

    Charlotte's Web Focus Assessment and Rubric

    Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with tracking characters.

    Charlotte's Web Common Core Assessment

    This 9 question Common Core aligned assessment can be used to determine students'overall comprehension of Charlotte's Web and their mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

    Charlotte's Web Running Record

    Use this "done for you" Running Record to assess oral reading fluency of Charlotte's Web. Track meaning, structure, and visual accuracy using the first 100 words of the text to determine whether or not this book is a good fit for the readers in your classroom.

    Student Resources in Spanish

    This set of Spanish student facing resources includes Book Club Management Resources for use with Charlotte's Web by EB White. These resources are intended to be used with the lesson plans included in the Resource Set for this book.

    Charlotte's Web Vocabulary Connections

    Your students will enhance their enjoyment and understanding of Charlotte's Web if they’re prepared for new vocabulary introduced in this text. And this classroom-ready Vocabulary Builder has everything you need. Download the individual Vocabulary Builder or the Super Pack for fun, productive activities that support Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary growth.
    Common Core Alignment:

    L.4.4a L.4.5c L.4.6

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