Charlotte’s Web Literature Guide

Charlotte’s Web is just one of those books that every child needs to read.  The author uses such descriptive words.  I recommend this book for second or third graders (especially girls).  I just completed a Charlotte’s Web Literature Guide.  It took what seemed like forever, but I’m so glad I did it!  I’m actually using it with my own daughter right now!!

Please check it out!  It’s for sale on Currclick, and  Teacherspayteachers, and  Teacher’s Notebook.

Here’s the description:

Reading can be challenging, especially for children who struggle with this skill.  This Literature Guide is meant to make it very easy for children with learning challenges such as dyslexia to find success reading a chapter book.  The amount of daily reading is not overwhelming for children who have to put so much effort into reading.  It is meant to be a read-aloud activity, one-on-one. It is perfect for a small group reading center, a home-schooler, or for a parent who wants to help her child with his or her reading at home.

The once a week activity included in this guide adds fun while not burdening the teacher or parent with a lot of extra things to do in addition to other school work.

This resource can be used by the parent of a strong reader as well.  You may just read a chapter a day instead of each week.  The activities and tests would still work for you as well!  There is a Vocabulary List (with definitions) and a Chapter/Vocabulary Test for every chapter of the book

Table of Contents

Lesson Plans…………………………………………………………………….4-26

Vocabulary…………………………………………………………………….27-51

Activities………………………………………………………………………..52-78

Tests…………………………………………………………………………….79-157

Key…………………………………………………………………………..158-237

Included are directions and photographs for all of the weekly activities!

Activity List

Week 1 – Felt Pig

Week 2 – “Mud” Pie

Week 3 – Catch the Pig Game

Week 4 – Magnetic Schedule Board

Week 5 – Spider

Week 6 – Keep Your Egg Safe Activity

Week 7 – Bug Catcher

Week 8 – Animal Shadow Puppets

Week 9 – Friendship or Braided Bracelet

Week 10 – Cross-Stitch Activity

Week 11 – Decorative Storage Pail

Week 12 – Homemade White Board

Week 13 – Decoupage Pencil Can

Week 14 – Journal

Week 15 – Canvas Sack

Week 16 – Buttermilk Biscuits

Week 17 – Tent

Week 18 – Cotton Candy Treat

Week 19 – Homemade Jelly

Week 20 – Piggy Bank

Week 21 – Egg Sack Piñata

Week 22 – Winter Scarf

Also, be sure to check out Reading is for Everyone, a complete phonics curriculum which uses pictures incorporated in the letters and special sounds.

Gospel Project – Esau and Jacob

Our church’s Children’s Department has been using the Gospel Project curriculum from Lifeway.  I have to say that I LOVE it!  It starts at the beginning of the Bible and is unfolding the Big Picture of Christ even from the beginning.

This week we are on The Stolen Blessing Lesson (Unit 3, Session 2), which is about Esau and Jacob.  I lead the large group worship time and wanted to share a few things that I will be doing, in case it may help someone else who is doing this curriculum as well.

We will serve Lentil Soup (Campbell’s sells cans of Lentil Soup).  I will put a little bit in white styrofoam paper cups and stick in plastic spoons.  This will be ready ahead of time.  The kids can taste these and decide if they were worth trading a birthright for!!

I will be using the game they describe in the following way:

Game

Form two teams (3 in each team).  Mark off a starting line and a square some feet away using masking tape.  Have the teams “make a plan” to get the coins in the square.  (6 kids, 7 coins)  Be sure kids know that sometime we make our own plans, but that God’s plans are perfect and always best.

Also, I will be using the questions they provide, but will be having about 5 students come up and hold up a paper plate paddle with Esau written on one side and Jacob on the other.  We will do this quickly, so they have to hold their paddle with the name they select facing the audience.

Questions:

Ask the kids a series of questions and statements about

Esau and Jacob. The kids must choose which brother is the

answer to the question or statement. They can choose Jacob

with a thumbs up or Esau with a thumbs down. Below is a

list of possible questions that could be used.

1. Which brother was a hunter? (Esau)

2. Who had hairy arms? (Esau)

3. Who did Rebekah like more? (Jacob)

4. Who stayed at home most of the time? (Jacob)

5. Who was born first? (Esau)

6. Which brother ran away from home? (Jacob)

7. Who did Isaac want to give the blessing to? (Esau)

8. Who smelled like a field? (Esau)

9. Which one wanted to kill the other? (Esau)

10. Which brother did God choose to continue His

covenant with Abraham? (Jacob)