A couple of months ago we read Charlotte’s Web as a read-aloud. I haven’t read it since I was a kid so it was fun to read again. I had to get the copy with the cover I remember from my childhood. There is also a version with Dakota Fanning on the front and live animals that mimics this cover. I remember this as being the first big book I read as a child, I remember my teacher taking me to the school library to pick it out. I remember telling her I cried at the end.
Skeeterbug completed this lapbook to go with it. It’s one of the literature units from Confessions of a Homeschooler. I looked at the file more closely after we had finished the book and discovered she has included an activity guide for the book. It guides you as to when to do each lapbook component and includes some extra activities. I’ll have to take a closer look at this for future books, we are planning to do at least a couple more of them.
We also watched the movie which we had never seen. The kids all liked it and weren’t sad at the ending (a toss up with Jitterbug, he’s always upset when someone in the movie is sad, but he did fine with this one). I’m hoping my younger two will have forgotten the story by the time they are ready to have it read aloud to them. 🙂