“Charlotte's Web is a wonderful story of Wilbur pig who is adopted by a little girl named Fern. Wilbur moves to Fern's uncle's farm where some of the barn animals are not so friendly. Wilbur's only friend is a spider named Charlotte who takes care of Wilbur as he grows up. This sweet story of friendship would be great in a classroom to talk about experiencing new things and being the new person. There are many characters in this book so in my classroom we would practice character analysis using this book. ”Megan Smith wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I absolutely love this classic childhood favorite! Friendship is the core of this book. There are life lessons of life and death and survival on a farm and there are lessons of what if takes to be a good friend against all odds. Fern is a little girl who talks her father out of killing the runt piglet and allowing her to keep him as a pet. As Wilbur, the pig, grows bigger he learns that he is destined to become a meal for the human people. Charlotte the spider saves him by writing interesting words in his web. These words make the humans in the story stop and reconsider eating Wilbur. Even though Charlotte is writing the words in her web, she is not given credit for helping Wibur and ultimately saving his life, yet she continues showing what a true friend is. Wilbur, in turn agrees to help raise her babies since she has given her life for him.
There are many references to friendship in this book and it is a great book to springboard off of for 4th-6th grade children. As an educator, I would ask the children which character from the story they most identify with and why. I would ask if there was anything they would do differently in that character's place and then have them pair up and share their findings with one another. Finally, we would all meet back together as a group to summarize and review the book and hear those that wished to share with the group. ”
“One of my all time favorite children's book. This book never gets old. I find something new every time I re-read it. My own children love this tale of friendship and how you find it in the most unlikely of people or in this case animals. A must have for home libraries.”Carrie Prince wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Charlotte's Web is always a favorite from anyone who has read it. This book is a great book to introduce to students while discussing friendship. Multiple friendships are developed and it would be fabulous to talk about all the different friendships because they are not all the same. This would also be a great chapter book to introduce to students!”Morgan Marr wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White is a heart-warming read that will ignite your senses as you indulge in Wilber’s adventures while living in Uncle Homer’s barn cellar. Fern is given the opportunity to nurse and care for a runty pig whom she names Wilber. Wilber is sold to Uncle Homer as he comes to the age of barn life. Fern is feeling distraught over the situation, but accepts their plight and make the best of it by visiting Wilber regularly. Wilber grows in stature and in his relationships with the other barn animals. Wilber eventually meets a unique and kind friend whom saves his life from the butcher. Indulge in this tale of friendship, courage, and triumph as Wilber lives his life in Uncle Homer’s barn cellar.
Level: Grade Level Equivalent: 4; Guided Reading Level: R; DRA: 40; Interest Level: Grades 3-6; Lexile: 680L (Scholastic.com/bookwizard).
Easy connection from book to movie, fun discussion starter, and full of important themes for child readers. Easy read-aloud and and great hand-drawn illustrations. An important milestone in any child's library. ”
“This is a fantastic book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. The story was compelling and very intriguing.”Michael wrote this review Wednesday, November 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“watched it and read it really good”priya wrote this review Monday, November 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked the book but its really sad. bethany”Mrs. Donck's Class wrote this review Thursday, October 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In the book by E.B. White Charlotte’s Web a brand new baby pig had a second chance of life because of his good friend Fern. Charlotte is Wilbur’s best friend in the barn after they gave Wilbur away to Ferns uncle. Then, saved Wilbur’s life after hearing the horrible news of what Ferns uncle and his family are going to eat for Christmas.
I think that Wilbur was a big cry baby because he was crying a lot through the story, when it was times to just stay calm and think.