Charlotte's Web - E.B. White, Garth Williams, Rosemary Wells

Charlotte's Web is a classic piece of children's literature. From a little girl saving a runt pig, to that pig later stealing everyone's heart this book is sure to captivate the mind's of its readers. This novel is great for young readers, I would say a target of 4th grade, because it not only gives insight to the ways of life on a farm, but it also provides instructional time for new words, and interesting facts about spiders which mostly comes from Charlotte. An activity that I would love to do in my classroom after reading this novel would be to have each student draw a name, like a secret pal type thing, and have them make their own spider web out of paper plate with holes around the edges and white yarn. The students would then write a nice word that explains their secret pal, just like Charlotte did for Wilbur.