Charlotte's Web
Age 7-9: Concept 3 - Cycles: Unit 2

This unit can be used independently, but it is also designed to be used concurrently with the science and social studies Unit 2, The Water Cycle.


  • Able to read and comprehend chapter books on a 3rd or early 4th grade reading level
  • Can answer comprehension questions about a chapter in a journal
  • Able to write three or four sentences on a topic
  • Usually used by children in third grade

Table of Contents

  • Lesson 1: Getting Started (2 Days)
  • Lesson 2: Charlotte
  • Lesson 3: Bad News
  • Lesson 4: Some Pig
  • Lesson 5: Progress
  • Lesson 6: The Fair (2 Days)
  • Lesson 7: The End (2 Days)
  • Final Project: Charlotte's Web (2 Days)

Summary of Skills

Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards. These standards are covered in this unit.
  • Attend to spelling, mechanics, and format for final products in one's own writing. (Language Arts)
  • Combine simple sentences and use conjunctions in writing. (Language Arts)
  • Compose first drafts using an appropriate writing process: planning and drafting, rereading for meaning, revising to clarify and refining writing with guided discussion. (Language Arts)
  • Describe plot, major events, and characters in own words. (Language Arts)
  • Discuss similarities and differences in events, characters, and concepts within and across texts. (Language Arts)
  • Discuss the effective use of adverbs. (Language Arts)
  • Explain characters and author's message in own words. (Language Arts)
  • Identify and use adjectives in writing. (Language Arts)
  • Interpret information from diagrams, charts, and maps. (Language Arts)
  • Plan and make judgments about what to include in written products. (Language Arts)
  • Recall the main idea, facts, and details from a text. (Language Arts)
  • Review proper punctuation included in addresses. (Language Arts)
  • Use capitalization, punctuation, and paragraphs in own writing. (Language Arts)
  • Use editing to check and confirm correct use of conventions. (Language Arts)
  • Use expanded vocabulary to generate synonyms for commonly over-used words to increase clarity of written and oral communication. (Language Arts)
  • Use new vocabulary words in speech and writing. (Language Arts)
  • Use personal experiences and knowledge to interpret written and oral messages. (Language Arts)
  • Use technology to enhance the presentation of information to an audience for a specific purpose. (Language Arts)
  • Use text for a variety of functions, including literary, informational, and practical. (Language Arts)
  • Write narratives about personal experiences. (Language Arts)
  • Write structured, informative presentations and narratives when given help with organization. (Language Arts)
  • Describe season and weather cycles. (Science)
  • Describe the life cycle of animals in nature. (Science)
  • Describe the life cycle of living things. (Science)
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