Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Being Creative with Charlotte's Web

Kids are different and in a classroom of twenty-five to thirty of them, you'll see a whole lot of different.

When I was teaching, I was always on the hunt for ways to draw every kid into a project.

I'm hoping this free resource can help.

If you're reading Charlotte's Web this year, here's something you might want to try.

I always liked to give my students a chance to be a little creative. Some of them loved it. Others, not so much. But this resource can cater to those on both sides of the fence.

Each student gets three pages of cut and paste pictures from the book.

Page one contains the human characters and some bigger props...

Page 2 has the animal characters...

Page 3 gives them props from each chapter...

They choose their pictures, arrange them on the page and then draw and color the rest of the scene.

With these small pictures they can create a scene from any chapter. You could let them pick the chapter they liked best or have them draw a chapter out of a hat. You could do this independently or as a cooperative project, having them work in twos or threes to create one picture, or even a series of pictures depicting the entire chapter.

Included are two types of pages for them to create on.

One uses the entire page and includes a second page of lines for them to describe or summarize their scene.

The second uses a half page for the scene and the other half for the description.

The small pictures are a help to those students who just don't know where to start and to those who aren't as project minded as others.

If this resource would be a help to you, you can find it here.


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  2. CA 3rd Grade TeacherDecember 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    Thank you for sharing! I am excited to use this idea with my 3rd graders.


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