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In the Classroom: Close Reading of Charlotte’s Web

Yesterday I modeled a close reading/annotating of the first chapter of Charlotte’s Web, something I’ve been doing with my 4th graders yearly for decades. It was, as always, an amazing experience because the book is such a remarkable piece of … Continue reading

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Which Charlotte’s Web character are you?

 I’ve always thought it would be fun to create a children’s lit-centric buzzfeed quiz. So….I gave it a try. I sure hope E. B. White isn’t turning over in his grave!

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Ayn Rand Reviews the Charlotte’s Web Movie Among Others

“Charlotte’s Web” A farmer allows sentimental drawings by a bug to prevail over economic necessity and refuses to value his prize pig, Wilbur, by processing and selling him on the open market. Presumably, the pig still dies eventually, only without … Continue reading

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Kate DiCamillo on Charlotte’s Web

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Is CHARLOTTE’S WEB a Literary Masterpiece?

The folk of @radical.media have an excellent series called BOOKD  on their  ThinkR youtube channel in which they consider “…game-changing books through the insights and opinions of engaging personalities.” Their latest segment features Charlotte’s Web and I am honored to be part of … Continue reading

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Michael Sims’ The Story of Charlotte’s Web

My personally annotated copy of Charlotte’s Web is a sad-looking thing, a paperback edition that was already showing its age in 1990 when I plucked it off my classroom library shelf to use at a Princeton University summer seminar on … Continue reading

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In the Classroom: Annotating Charlotte’s Web

I begin every school year with a study of E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. As I’ve written before here and elsewhere, it was not a book I gravitated to naturally. But during a 1990 seminar at Princeton with U. C. … Continue reading

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Charlotte’s Webbish

I picked up Charlotte’s Web: The Essential Guide in the bookstore yesterday, took a brief look and then a much longer one as I searched unsuccessfully for the name of the humble and radiant author of Charlotte’s Web, the original … Continue reading

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Charlotte’s Web redux

I’m pleased to say that today’s lesson went quite well. The smartboard was a bit challenging, but the kids did not seem that distracted and, happily, really picked up on the whole concept of close reading — even finding a … Continue reading

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Reading Charlotte’s Web

Yesterday was not only the anniversary of my birth, but also the anniversary of the death of one of America’s most revered writers for children, E. B. White. And tomorrow, as I’ve done since 1990, I will be using Charlotte’s … Continue reading

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