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This term our book for text and literacy is Charlotte's Web.
The novel tells the story of a livestock pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (such as "Some Pig") in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live.
As students complete tasks in the lesson plans and interact with Charlottle's Web, they 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 processes involved in producing 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