About This Unit

SUBJECT
Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Writing

GRADE
3-5

DURATION
8 Days

Charlotte's Web

While E. B. White's well-loved Charlotte's Web is a beautiful expression of friendship, the story is also masterfully woven to reinforce and build readers' vocabulary and comprehension skills. The interactive elements of this Flashlight Readers session and the lessons in this teacher's guide challenge students to create comic strips based on the characters, setting, and plot of the story; analyze words and their meanings; examine how the author's story and personal viewpoints inspired and guided the decision-making process in creating the movie; and work together to compose an original, story-based script to perform for others.

OBJECTIVE

Students will:

  • Explore character, setting, and story events, and organize a variety of these elements to construct story-related comic strips
  • Use text, images, and dialogue to reconstruct story events and make up their own storylines or messages
  • Use word analysis skills to identify parts of speech and to identify plural and singular nouns, synonyms, prefixes, and word meanings
  • Learn about and discuss thought and decision processes used to produce a film version of a popular children's book
  • Cooperatively work with a group of peers to develop a plan for and write a story-based script to perform for others

LESSONS FOR THIS UNIT
Lesson 1: Comic Strip Creations
Lesson 2: What's the Word?

REPRODUCIBLES
Story Train (PDF)
Idea Web (PDF)
Venn Diagram (PDF)
Problem & Solution Diagram (PDF)

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