Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

A poignant, humorous story of a pig, a spider and a little girl. Wilbur the pig’s life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle, he realises his life is in even more danger. Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that.

Main Focus: Inverted Commas

This activity focuses on chapter 1 of Charlotte’s Web and inverted commas.

This resource is aimed at LKS2 and has been differentiated five ways to help your Year 3 / Year 4 class develop their understanding of direct speech.

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Main Focus: Apostrophes

This resource helps your class recognise the different uses of apostrophes.

Your class will read the passages taken from chapters 2 and 3 and recognise where apostrophes should be and explain why they have been used.

This activity covers apostrophes for contractions and to show possession.

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Main Focus: Synonyms for said - Chapter 3

Synonyms are words which have the same or similar meanings. We can use synonyms to make our writing more interesting. Choose a synonym to replace the word said in each of the sentences in the resource. Your class can use their own ideas, or select the synonyms from the word bank provided.

We have differentiated this resource a number of ways for cater for your LKS2 class.

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Main Focus: Sentence Openers - Chapter 4

The author of Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White uses a range of sentence openers throughout the book.

We are focusing on the sentence openers in chapter 4 in this resource aimed at Year 3 / Year 4. This will help your class recognise the different starters and begin to apply that to their independent writing.

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Main Focus: Suffixes - Chapter 5

A suffix is a group of letters which are added to the end of a word to make a new word. Your class will use the table shown in the resource to sort the words that end in the suffix -ing. The words can all be found in Chapter 5.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

This is a vocabulary activity based on chapters 7-9 of the book.

Your class will explore and range of words used in the chapters and add them into the context of the story.

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Main Focus: Alphabetical Order

This LKS2 activity focuses on chapter 11 of Chalotte’s Web and alphabetical order.

We have differentiated this activity a number of ways so you can choose which best suits your Year 3 / Year 4 class.

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Main Focus: Comprehension - Chapters 11-12

This is a comprehension activity based on chapters 11 and 12 of the book.

You can choose which comprehension would best suit your LKs2 class and groups to challenge their understanding of what has been read.

We have also included an answer sheet for this activity.

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Main Focus: Past and Present Tense

This activity encourages your class to identify verbs within chapter 13 of Charlotte’s Web.

Your children will then complete the table by adding in the past and present tenses of the words.

We have differentiated this resource a number of ways to cater for abilities within your class.

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Main Focus: Spelling/Editing

This is a spelling / editing activity that encourages your children to look for spelling errors in the text.

Your children must look closely at the spelling and call upon all their knowledge of spelling rules, plurals, homophones and more to help them accurately identify and correct the spellings.

We have differentiated this resource 6 ways so you can choose which best suits your Year 3 / Year 4 class.

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Main Focus: Word Class

This is a word class activity that uses extracts from chapters 18 and 19 of the book.

Your children will read through the sentences and colour words according to their class.

This activity focuses on nouns, verbs, adjective, adverbs and prepositions and is differentiated a number of ways to cater for LKS2 classes.

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