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Sunday, September 29, 2013

If I Were Charlotte....

So we are reading the book Charlotte's Web. If you follow my blog at all, you know I'm a big proponent of reading to kiddos above their grade level. I read a chapter per day---I think it's wonderful for both vocabulary and comprehension development. And I love this book because often times when Charlotte uses a word, my students' hands go up to ask me what it means, and then Wilbur does the same thing. They really got a kick out of the fact that Wilbur had the same questions they did! They are really getting into this story...finally, because previously read-alouds were like pulling teeth. It has become my favorite part of the day again :).

I made cupcakes for them--not my best work, but luckily 6-year olds are not picky when it comes to treats! :)



Anyway, we were to the part where Charlotte revealed that yes, she did have a plan, however we didn't know yet what that plan was. I asked the kids to come up with a plan a spider could use to save a pig, so they wrote "If I were Charlotte, I'd save Wilbur by...."



I'm going to scare the man about putting a web on the tree.









then Wilbur will pretend to be dead (we did have a discussion on opossums the other day :)



...make a robot because I really want to see how it works out.


....asking an elephant to attack. (he did ask me if he could do a funny answer!)


...by biting the man and making a trap for the man by biting him inside throw him in the trap.










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3 comments :

  1. I'm reading this to my first graders too! I think we are in the exact same spot. I'm totally going to ask them to do this thinking too. Thanks for the idea.

    Kimberley
    First in Maine

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    1. Really? Wow, great minds do think alike! :) You'll have to let me know how they like it!

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  2. I love this book and I love these answers! I can not read the chapter where Charlotte dies aloud. I have to get one of my kiddos to do it!
    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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