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Charlotte’s Web Novel Study & Activities

Charlotte's Web by E. B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams is one of the most beloved stories of all time. With this Charlotte's Web Novel Study & Activities kit, your kids will love studying and discover friendship.

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Charlotte's Web Novel Study & Activities

About Charlotte's Web Book

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Charlotte's Web: A Newbery Honor Award Winner
  • Hardcover Book
  • White, E. B (Author)

In his classic and beloved novel, E. B. White tells the memorable story of Wilbur, a little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever friend Charlotte and their chatty animal neighbors. As the runt of the litter, Wilbur struggles to survive from the very beginning. 

Charlotte's Web | A Paramount+ Original

Charlotte's Web (2006) (4K UHD)
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  • Julia Roberts, Dakota Fanning, Steve Buscemi (Actors)

A young farm girl teams up with a spider named Charlotte to save a pig named Wilbur from the butcher's block. | Stream on Paramount+

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What is controversial about Charlotte's Web?

A parent group in Kansas attempted to ban the book from their students' school libraries due to themes of death and the fact that the main characters are talking animals.

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What is Charlotte's Web actually about?

The plot revolves around Wilbur, a livestock pig, and his friendship with Charlotte, a barn spider. When Wilbur is about to be slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte uses her web to write messages praising Wilbur such as “Some Pig” and “Humble” in order to persuade the farmer to let him live.

What is the moral of Charlotte's Web?

The moral of Charlotte's Web is that true friendship is priceless. Throughout the story, Wilbur yearns for a true friend but is abandoned or misled by those he considers friends, including Fern, Templeton, and the goose.

What happened to the pig in Charlotte's Web?

According to farmer John L. Batey, Wilbur, the pig from Rutherford County that was featured on the front cover of “Charlotte's Web” in 2006, passed away on Thursday. He was put to sleep, according to Batey, who runs a family farm that was established in 1807.

Charlotte's Web Movie explained:

The power of language is symbolized by Charlotte's web. Although spiders, like Charlotte, are hated and may be thought to be bloodthirsty, Charlotte demonstrates wisdom and cunning in the way she tricks humans into reading her web.

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Charlotte's Web Movie Main Characters:

Charlotte

Cavatica is the titular deuteragonist of E.B. White's book. Charlotte's Web. and both of its film adaptions. She is a barn spider that befriends a pig named Wilbur and does everything she can to save him from being slaughtered.

Wilbur

Wilbur, the pig is the protagonist and main character of the novel Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Born as the runt and saved from slaughter by his owner's daughter, Fern Arable, Wilbur starts out as a very lonely and frightened pig.

Fern

Fern Arable is the human protagonist of E.B. White's juvenile book Charlotte's Web. She is the beautiful and kind-hearted daughter of Nancy and John Arable and the little sister of Avery (the latter of whom is a 10-year-old, while she is 8.) She's fond of a boy named Henry Fussy.

Mr. Zuckerman

Mr. Zuckerman is Fern's uncle who agrees to buy Wilbur. He takes good care of his animals, giving Wilbur a safe place to live and good food. He plans to slaughter Wilbur for Christmas dinner before Charlotte's webs convince him otherwise.

Templeton

Templeton is the tritagonist/anti-hero of E.B. Whites book Charlotte's Web, and its 1973 and 2006 film adaptations. He is a greedy, gluttonous, lazy, and rather selfish rat who helps Charlotte and Wilbur only when offered food.

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About Charlotte's Web Novel Study & Activities

This printable includes the following:

  • Word Search
  • Multiple Choice Questions (three pages)
  • Draw the Main Characters
  • Discussions and Deeper Questions
  • Coloring Prompt
  • Word Search Solution
  • Multiple Choice Answers (two pages)

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  • Word Search

This word search feature 10 terms you would encounter while reading the book or watching the movie.

  • Multiple Choice Questions (three pages)

There are 30 questions, with multiple answer options, to test your understanding of Charlotte's Web.

  • Draw the Main Characters

You are going to draw the main characters of Charlotte's Web on this page.

  • Discussions and Deeper Questions

Provide a paragraph to answer each of the four open-ended questions.

  • Coloring Prompt

A coloring page featuring the quote: “You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”

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Additional resources:

Charlotte's Web has been adapted to numerous art forms and media, including audio recordings, radio plays, live stage, film, television, ballet, and opera.

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