Great Charlotte's Web wordsearch and crossword

As part of our large collection of Charlotte's web resources and teaching ideas feel free to download this great word search.  It contains a solution as well.  Enjoy. 

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Teaching point of view through Charlotte's Web

This activity will allow students to demonstrate understanding from a character’s point of view (1st person).  There are numerous ways for readers to respond to literature.  This promotes insight into text and allows students to reveal their thinking, feelings, and reactions to the literature they have read.  This activity will also review and practice how to write a friendly letter correctly.

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Teaching math's through Charlotte's Web

This activity allows students to think about how science is represented in E. B. White’s novel, Charlotte’s Web.  Students will explore the identities of different species that present in this treasured children’s novel.  They will use their knowledge of the food chain to determine where different animals fit into the food chain.  This requires critical thinking and allows the students to look at the novel from a unique scientific perspective.

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Teaching sequencing through 'Charlotte's Web'

This activity will allow students to think about the order of events in Charlotte’s Web.  As students recall, specific actions that were performed by the characters, they are practicing the important reading skill known as sequencing.  Undoubtedly, knowing the order in which events happen is a key skill in reading comprehension. 

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Constructing a literature response to 'Charlotte's Web'

Independent reading is a necessary real-world skill. In addition, classrooms expect independent readers by the time students reach elementary grades 4th and 5th.  This activity will allow students to develop an understanding of how to respond to literature and how these responses build comprehension skills.  The more students are focused on their reading the more independent they become.  Literature responses improve student focus and can be used as formative assessments for standards related to literature and informational text.

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Teach students about antonyms through Charlotte's Web

Antonyms are words or phrases with the opposite meanings.  This activity will practice identifying and locating antonyms for vocabulary words used in Charlotte’s Web.  Antonyms are a vocabulary skill that is important due to changing sentence meaning. 

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Developing a deeper understading of the characters of Charlotte's Web

This activity will allow students to develop an understanding of characters in a more comprehensive manner.  When students know which characters are important to the plot and climax in a story it helps to build the readers understanding of the text.  This also allows students to make real world connections and relate to the characters in a book much like they would in a movie.  Mental images can be used by the reader to comprehend character(S) thoughts, moods, intentions, and feelings.

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Teaching poetry with Charlotte's Web

Acrostic Poems are typically easy to write and can be used in any subject with any topics.  Acrostic Poems allow creativity and spell out messages for readers to visually and mentally understand.  This activity will promote student creative writing as well as character descriptions from the classic children’s novel Charlotte's Web.

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