Monday, February 26, 2007

Charlotte's Web Vocabulary

We're discovering that there is some tricky vocabulary in our literature circle book, Charlotte's Web, along with some unique characters! Here you can post challenging, new, or unusual words you find in the text (along with page number, dictionary definition, and meaning in the story) to help us all understand the story better. Make sure you read what others have posted to avoid duplicate entries.

These posts are part of your literature circle participation grade, so make sure you use proper grammar and spelling. My suggestion is to jot down your ideas before you go to the computer to avoid any careless mistakes.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

“Loneliness” (25 – 31) Wilbur's Happiness

Why wasn’t Wilbur happy? Have you ever felt like this? What did you do about it?

“Loneliness” (25 – 31) Wilbur's Loneliness

Why was Wilbur suddenly lonely? List in sequence the events that happened in this chapter. Did any of these events have anything to do with Wilbur’s loneliness?

Chapter 5, “Charlotte” (32-41): Eating Habits

Wilbur was shocked and disgusted with Charlotte’s eating habits. How does Charlotte defend her eating habits? List what Charlotte and Wilbur each eat. Would you rather share a meal with Charlotte or Wilbur? Why?

Chapter 5, “Charlotte” (32-41) Friendship

Wilbur said friendship is a gamble because there are bad characteristics, as well as good characteristics, in every individual. List all of Charlotte’s good points, as well as her bad points. Would you take a gamble and have Charlotte as your friend? Why or why not?

Monday, February 12, 2007

Chapter 5 Prediction

What do you think Templeton will do with the egg? What do you think will happen to the egg? Why do you think this?

Friday, February 9, 2007

Ch. 2 Post: Prediction Time!

Look at the title of the next chapter, "Escape." Who will escape? Why will they escape? What are the reasons for your prediction?