Wednesday, March 6, 2013

~~Pig and Spider Research Reports & Freebies~~

We are finished our unit on Charlotte's Web.  As a treat to end the unit, my class will have a mini-fair on Friday.  There will be chips, cotton candy, pickles, candy, cookies, and cupcakes.  Students will watch the movie picnic-style, completed with goodies to eat and blankets to lay on.  I want to give a shout out to my awesome parents for providing everything!!!!  Throughout this week, my students completed several end-of-the-book activities.  They redesigned the cover of the novel, created paper bag characters, made a sharing board, and researched either a type of pig or spider. Don't worry, I have some freebies for you too!!!

I have decided to upload all the questions for Charlotte's Web to TpT.  I have a set of questions for each chapter.  I also made tests (6 in all).  I will email a copy of the tests and questions to the first 5 people who comment below and leave an email!!!  I decided against selling the tests on TpT because parents may get their hands on them!


The first activity you will see is our spider and pig research reports.  Students were given either a type of pig or spider to research.  I used the spider and pig report pages from my Charlotte's Web Unit.  The unit is free so feel free to download your report forms.  After researching the pig/spider, students completed a flee map.  For those familiar with Write From the Beginning, you will recognize the flee map.  A flee map is a way for students to organize their writing. Students color code their boxes to help when writing the paragraphs.  Grab your free copy of the flee map (HERE). You can grab your copy of the pig and spider stationary (HERE) and (HERE).

Research Report
*This part was done at home.

Flee Map
*Each colored box is a different paragraph.
Rough Draft
*I corrected the rough drafts in school.
Final Essay
*Students made spiders and pigs from construction paper.
Check out the other finished essays.  They came out great!!!

Remember: If you want to grab your free copy of the questions and all 6 tests, comment below with your email.  The first five people will receive a free copy!!


  1. I loved reading Charlotte's Web when I taught third. It looks like you did a ton of fun activities with it!

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  2. I have a lit circle reading this right now- they LOVE it!

  3. I love the research papers!

  4. What a wonderful idea and very educational. Thanks so much.

  5. Oh, I am so excited to add this to my Charlotte's Web file - love what you did! Such great ideas - thanks!

  6. I would love this! We are actually reading this right now. Thanks!


  7. I wish I had discovered your blog sooner:( This unit looks perfect for my third graders.
    Your blog is great!

  8. Great ideas! I hope I can fit Charlotte's Web in before the end of the year. It's so perfect for third grade! Thank you for the ideas!


  9. Love that I found your blog! Looking forward to using many of your great ideas in my third grade class :)

  10. I would love to get a copy of your question sets and tests. This sounds like an awesome unit!

  11. I'm not sure if you are still active, but I would love to get a copy of the test and questions! My students cannot wait to read this book!

  12. I would love a copy of the questions and test if you still have them.

  13. I am late to the game, but I would LOVE the tests:)

  14. I’m a bit late as well, but if your willing to share still, I would very much appreciate it. Happy New Year!


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