Charlotte's Web

Lesson 13

Objective

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

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

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

A.

They think they are imagining things.

B.

They notice that Wilbur really has changed and looks stronger.

C.

They are in awe of the spider web and not sure what to think.

D.

They are terrified of what will happen next.

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

A.

“Charlotte, sleepy after her night’s exertions, smiled as she watched.”

B.

“’You don’t suppose that that spider …’ began Mr. Zuckerman – but he shook his head and didn’t finish the sentence.”

C.

“She looked pale and frightened.”

D.

“Some Pig!”

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.

Sprial 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