Charlotte’s Web – Novel Based Learning

The 3rd and 4th grade students at ACS recently completed reading their first novel, Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. The classes spent a few weeks together reading the novel, learning new vocabulary, exploring setting and plot, and learning the importance of a true friendship.

After completing the novel, the students wrote their first book report including main character analysis, identification of settings, and summary. Finally, the classes got together a final time to watch the 2006 re-release of the movie starring Dakota Fanning, Julie Roberts, Oprah Winfrey and more!

The students enjoyed the departure from traditional short stories to more challenging, classical text. After watching the movie, students were in agreement that the book was better than the movie! Perhaps the seeds have been sowed for future lovers of reading!