“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.
““Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White
1. Awards this book has won: Newbery Honor
2. Appropriate Grade Level: 1st – 3rd Grade
3. Summary: While 8 year old Fern Able was eating her breakfast one morning, she realizes that her father is going to kill one of the piglets that their pig gave birth to the night before because it was the runt of the litter. Furious, she runs after him and tries to convince him not to take the life of such a small and innocent creature. He decides to no longer kill the piglet, but tells Fern that she has to take responsibility to care for him until he is old enough to be sold. Fern agreed to care for him and gave him the name Wilbur. Throughout the book, an incredible bond forms between Fern and Wilbur. She loved him so much that she wheeled him around in a baby carriage like one of her dolls. Eventually Wilbur grows bigger and is sold off to Fern’s Uncle where he makes friends with many farm animals, but the main friend he made was with a spider named Charlotte. But one thing that Wilbur could not understand about Charlotte, was why she trapped flies into her web and killed them for food. She explained to him that she needed to do so to survive, but he still did not understand. Further on in the story, Wilbur begins to gain a large amount of weight and the animals area afraid that the owners are trying to fatten him up so that they could butcher him and eat him for Christmas Dinner. Wilbur becomes frantic because he does not want to die and looks to Charlotte for comfort. Charlotte comes up with a plan to save Wilbur by weaving “Amazing Pig” into her web. People are fascinated by her weaving that the attention no longer exists on Wilbur, but on her web. The more people came to see her web, the more messages she weaved. Wilbur became known as the infamous “amazing pig” that his owner decided to take him to the fair. Charlotte goes along with Wilbur, but she was growing so tired from all of the weaving she was doing. She weaves a sac to lay her eggs in and the message “humble” into her web and passes away.
4. Review: I enjoy reading this book because it is a beautiful book about friendship, not only between human and animal, but between just animals as well. I also enjoy this book because it talks about life and death, but very briefly, so not to overwhelm young children. I think it is important for children to read a book like this so that they are familiar with what goes on in a life cycle.
5. Uses in the classroom:
-Life cycles of People
-Writing: What was your favorite/least favorite part? Why?
-Writing: Why was Charlotte weaving those messages?
“Of course no library of good children's books would be complete without Charlottes's Web. Another book that every young child should read. The pictures are great but that mostly has to do with how well they tell the story. This book is a good read aloud for young children, but it would also be good for kids just learning to read who might understand they depth of the story more. Some obvious self to world connections that could be made would be community, friendship, and devotion to others. There are plenty of lessons to be taken from this, and so the applications are nearly endless but one thing is for sure, you should always have this book. ”Jordan Fontenot wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Charlotte's Web is a book that makes me happy to read because I love reading about talking animals. I really enjoy this book because the story of unlikely friendships is my favorite.”Hillary wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In this book, a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte become great friends. Charlotte teaches Wilbur how to read with her web; the two of them and the other farm animals all get along very well. In the end, Charlotte passes but leaves behind her spider eggs; three of those eggs stay and become friends with Wilbur. This book can be used in a fourth grade classroom to teach the students about friendship. In this book, a pig and spider becomes friends. This shows that no matter who or what you are, you can be friends with anyone. Teaching this to students will help them make friends with different types of people. The personification in the book is great and really brings the characters to life. ”Jessica Covarrubias wrote this review Wednesday, October 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“it is about a pig called Wilbur that has a loving heart and cares fora almost anything.when he hears that Mr.Zuckerman the owner is going to kill him.His friend Charlotte is a spider that makes a web and tries to save his life.When Wilbur goes to the fair a problem happens Charlotte is going to lay her eggs and Wilbur didn't know that she will die Wilbur didn't get killed but Charlotte died.It is a sad story. ”nikolai wrote this review Thursday, October 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Simply classic”Cami wrote this review Wednesday, October 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
-Wilbur the pig who is sometimes bashful becomes Fern's pet because Fern's father was going to kill Wilbur since he was the runt of the litter. This is a story of Fern's love for Wilbur. This is a truly beautiful book that everyone will enjoy!
-Cross curricular: English”
“My classic Choice is Charolette's Web by E. B. White. It is a timeless story about a girl that saves the runt pig of the litter. She raises him and his barnyard character friends devise a way to save him from slaughter. Even though this has very child friendly values, the adult content can teach all ages.
I love that it teaches the natural processes of life and the values of friendship and loyalty. The characters do not let their differences come between them and their goals.
Genre: classic fiction
Grade level - 4
Lexile - 680L
Guided reading - V”