by E. B. White
Lesson plans and teaching resources
Teacher Guide to
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Includes essential questions, a setting map, key symbols, themes, and motifs, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.
Charlotte is Wise, Patient, and Caring: Adjectives and Character Traits
Students explore adjectives, then use them to describe themselves and others. This word study is designed for Charlotte's Web but can be adapated to other works.
Summary and analysis, with links to online quizzes and related sites.
This unit plan includes 2 learning activities, reproducibles, and links to discussion questions and vocabulary words.
A variety of learning activities to support the novel.
Scroll down on this page to find 9 activities to support the book.
Links to several learning activities, including chapter summaries, mystery quotes, and list poems. Designed for second graders.
Summary and 2 learning activities.
Students note details as they read. Includes text-dependent questions, vocabulary words, a culminating task, and additional learning activities. Word processor required for access.
: Become a True Friend
The 11 activities presented here use literacy skills to explore true friendship, appreciating diversity and embracing change, farm animals, and community service. The 36-page discussion guide requires Adobe Reader. It is designed for students ages 8-12 and supports the 2006 movie version.
Includes timeline for a 4-week unit with close reading, writing tasks, vocabulary, cross-curricular learning activities. Includes printable handouts. 16 pages; Adobe Reader required.
An E. B. White Word Search
An online word search using the names of characters from E. B. White.
E. B. White on Why He Wrote Charlottes Web White's response to prepublication concern about a children's book that had a spider as a main character. Includes a few of White's drawings.
On the Farm with Wilbur and Charlotte
During this unit, students will explore many aspects of the book Charlotte's Web . Students will work as a group to develop a presentation, design a web page, and prepare a newsletter. They will also complete a WebQuest about Charlotte's Web and study farm animals.
Pick the Perfect Word
In these 5 interactive activities, students work with synonyms, prefixes, nouns, adjectives, and verbs.
The Power of Words in
Students analyze passages from the book and identify how the adjectives Charlotte used to characterize Wilbur transformed his life. Then, students design "word webs" to use in a game where students must guess adjectives used to describe themselves, based on synonym clues.
Writing task for
Includes writing prompt, graphic organizer, student handouts, and sample essay. Emphasis here is on providing evidence. Six pages; word processor required.