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    Spinning webs
    By Jennie

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    Each year while reading Charlotte's Web, I have my students pretend to be Charlotte. They have to select one adjective not used in the novel that would describe Wilbur and help save him from being killed. Using a shoebox and "spider web" (available around Halloween), they spin their own webs placing their selected adjective inside. They cover the inside of the shoebox with black paper first! Then, they write a paragraph justifying why they selected the adjective. I take their picture with our digital camera, and they insert their picture into a Word document including their paragraph. They absolutely love this! Also, we put Charlotte into the webs (black spider rings). I have third graders, but I bet fifth graders would enjoy this as well! E-mail me if you have further questions and I'll send you a picture of one of the finished products.


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