The Power of Friendship: Charlotte's Web

Lesson 13

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Objective

Describe how each character responds to the miracle and why they respond that way.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White  — Ch. 11

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Why do Lurvy and Zuckerman begin to tremble on page 79?

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Which detail from the text best supports the answer to Part A?

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Writing Prompt

How does each character respond to the miracle? Why do they respond that way?

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Key Questions

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How do Lurvy and Zuckerman respond to the “miracle”? What description does E.B. White include?

What evidence does the author include to show how Charlotte is feeling? Why?

How does Mrs. Zuckerman respond? Why? 

What advice does the minister give? Why?

Explain the statement, “Secrets are hard to keep.” How does this influence what happens next.

How does Fern feel about the “trick”? Why?

Vocabulary

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wondrous     (adj.)

amazing

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.3.3 — Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Spiral Standards

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L.3.4

L.3.4.b

L.3.6

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RL.3.1

RL.3.10

RL.3.4

RL.3.5

SL.3.1

W.3.10