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Transcript of "Charlotte's Web"
Third Grade TA TEKS
Third Grade ELAR TEKS
. Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues. Students are expected to write persuasive essays for appropriate audiences that establish a position and use supporting details.
By: E.B. White
Harper Collins Publishers
October 20, 2014
Can you design or reconstruct a sequence of events from the story?
Can you identify characters, dialogue, setting and plot to generate a similar Charlotte's Web story?
: Create a comic strip, on the computer, to retell or make up your own version of story events. (ELAR 17 & TA 4B, 4C)
. Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting,
revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text. Students are expected to:
(A) plan a first draft by selecting a genre appropriate for conveying the intended meaning to an audience and generating ideas through a range of strategies (e.g., brainstorming, graphic organizers, logs, journals);
(B) develop drafts by categorizing ideas and organizing them into paragraphs;
(C) revise drafts for coherence, organization, use of simple and compound sentences, and
(D) edit drafts for grammar, mechanics, and spelling using a teacher-developed rubric; and
(E) publish written work for a specific audience.
Can you identify words by parts of speech?
: What's the word? How can words help comprehension of a story?
: In pairs, with a sheet of 11x18 manilla paper, fold into four sections. Label each column with a heading; one "Noun", one "Verb", one "Adjective" and one "Adverb". Page through the book to find words that fit under each of the categories. (ELAR 22A i-iv)
is the story of a little pig named Wilbur who was born a runt, and Mr. Arable decides to kill him! His daughter Fern begs him to let the helpless little pig live. Her father decides to let Fern keep him as a pet. Wilbur meets a bunch of new friends including Charlotte. Once Wilbur turns five weeks old, Fern has no choice but to sell him to another farm. Mr. and Mrs. Arable calls up Fern's uncle Homer L. Zuckerman. Meanwhile, Wilbur has noticed that Mr. Zuckerman and Lurvy are plotting to kill him! So he hatches a plan with his dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. It's up to Charlotte to save Wilbur's life before he will end up on the dinner table at Christmastime! Therefore, Charlotte creates beautiful webs describing Wilbur as "SOME PIG", "TERRIFIC" and "HUMBLE"; and saves his life.
Can you recall information?
Can you remember the characters, events, objects, or any word related to the story?
: Make a large grid with 24 boxes. Write a letter of the alphabet in each box, in ABC order. (Put XYZ in one box) In small groups or with the whole class, reflect on the story, Charlotte's Web. Try to think of a word or phrase that begins with each letter. You might name characters, events, objects, or any word related to the story. See if you can get a word for all 26 letters. (ELAR 8A)
Can you use the information in another familiar situation?
: What were the various settings and details in the story, and how did they contribute to the plot of the story?
: With a shoebox create a diorama of your favorite setting of the book. (ELAR 8A, 8B & ART 2A-C)
Can you classify what makes a good friend?
What characteristics do you think makes a person a good friend?
: Create an advertisement for a character from the story. Show your character’s admirable
qualities. Tell how your character is a good friend. (ELAR 8B)
Can you justify a decision or a course of action?
: What actions can be taken to save Wilbur?
: write a persuasive letter to Mr. Arable on the subject of killing Wilbur. (ELAR 17A-E, 21)
Charlotte's Web Links
... to learn more about E.B. White
... to listen to Charlotte's Web being read aloud
Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making
. The student researches and evaluates projects using digital tools and resources. The student is expected to:
(A) identify information regarding a problem and explain the steps toward the solution;
(B) collect, analyze, and represent data to solve problems using tools such as word
processing, databases, spreadsheets, graphic organizers, charts, multimedia, simulations, models, and programming languages
Third Grade ELAR TEKS
Oral and Written Conventions/Conventions
. Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to:
(A) use and understand the function of the following parts of speech in the context of
reading, writing, and speaking:
(i) verbs (past, present, and future);
(ii) nouns (singular/plural, common/proper);
(iii) adjectives (e.g., descriptive: wooden, rectangular; limiting: this, that;
articles: a, an, the);
(iv) adverbs (e.g., time: before, next; manner: carefully, beautifully)
Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Fiction
. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
(A) sequence and summarize the plot's main events and explain their influence on future
(B) describe the interaction of characters including their relationships and the changes
Third Grade ART TEKS
. The student expresses ideas through original artworks, using a variety of media with appropriate skill. The student is expected to:
(A) create artworks based on personal observations and experiences;
(B) develop a variety of effective compositions, using design skills; and
(C) produce drawings, paintings, prints, constructions, ceramics, and fiberart, using a variety of art materials appropriately.
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