Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White is a book that every little kid simply MUST read. Here is a free homeschool unit study lesson plan for you.
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It happens to be one of the most beloved classics of most adult’s youth: Charlotte’s Web. A pig, a spider, a friendship that is enduring and selfless…what more could you want in a book? This one teaches so many life lessons and introduces our children to an array of farm animals and personality types that they can learn so very much from. If you haven’t already read it, you are missing out! Here is what Amazon has to say:
Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter.
E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E.B. White’s Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, among many other books.
Let’s go beyond the book, though, isn’t that what we do as homeschool families? There is so much more depth to learn about from farm animals to fair food, vocabulary to coloring. What is the best part about this? These are all links to *FREE* resources you can use as you teach on this classic in your home.
(NOTE: one exception…the 4H materials available have a nominal fee and are just an added bonus of information you could use if you desired to do so, including 4H curriculum in your homeschool is a VERY inexpensive way to really learn more than you thought possible about any given topic!)
So what supplements are available for Charlotte’s Web? Read on…
A FREE 4-week lesson plan! the work is all done for you, just click the “Learn” tab, and you’ll see the educational guide.
With just a little bit of setup here is a webquest scavenger hunt that is sure to keep the kiddos busy and learning.
There are an awful lot of amazing characters in the book, help your child learn about each of them in a “Who Am I” activity. There is also a meet the characters page available as well as some great writing prompts for character traits journaling
When it is time for a break, bust out the crossword puzzles for some fun.
One of the main characters in this inspiring tale is the spider of course, here is a spider web art tutorial to add some culture to your book study.
By this time everyone will need a snack, what better way than to include spider webs…edible ones of course! Charlotte’s web spider snack recipe.
We need to get back to work, so if your littles are getting restless, go ahead and hand them a charlotte’s web coloring page.
If it is time to see how much your children have learned, here is a free online quiz.
The characters in Charlotte’s web were part of the county fair, have you learned about your county fair? During the fair many children involved in 4H showcase their animals or projects, there are some great educational resources available for animals and more specifically, pigs!
Templeton loved fair food, so do the rest of us! Check out some great recipes to recreate fair food at home.
Kids love it when we incorporate educational videos into our learning experience, here are a few good ones about the animals portrayed in the book.
There are so many ways to learn from a book, Charlotte’s Web specifically offers a wide array of characters and traits that can be further studied too, just ask your child which was their favorite animal then head to your local library to check out even more free resources on the animal that they loved the best!
Guest post…Dawn is a homeschooling mom living out her dream of a simple life on a small farm with her husband and 5 children. She is an avid gardener, a lover of simplicity, and blogger of natural living at www.incidentalfarmgirl.com