Charlotte's Web

Lesson 11 - Discussion & Writing

Essential Task

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Objective

Describe Wilbur and Charlotte’s relationship by closely reading a text, participating in a class discussion, and writing a well-organized paragraph to support an idea.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White  — Ch. 1-10

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Target Task

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Writing Prompt

Describe Wilbur and Charlotte’s friendship.

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Key Questions

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  • People often rely on friends for help. In what ways does Wilbur rely on Charlotte? Does Charlotte rely on Wilbur? Is their relationship balanced? Defend why or why not. 
  • Charlotte is committed to saving Wilbur. Defend why.  
  • What does it mean to be a good friend? Is Wilbur always a good friend? Are there ways in which he is not a good friend?

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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.

  • SL.3.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

  • SL.3.1.c — Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.

  • SL.3.1.d — Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

  • W.3.1 — Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

  • W.3.1.a — Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

  • W.3.1.b — Provide reasons that support the opinion.

  • W.3.1.d — Provide a concluding statement or section.

Spiral Standards

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L.3.1

L.3.2

RL.3.1

SL.3.1.b

SL.3.6

W.3.10

W.3.4

W.3.5