Before authoring the classic novel, Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White wrote of a mischievous mouse, Stuart Little. White’s premise for the story came to him in a dream as a young boy and through his prolific gift of storytelling brought it to life. It is a great book to use in your classroom or homeschool for a whole class novel study, small book groups, or individual book studies.
Stuart Little was first published in 1945 and set E.B. White on the path to writing one of the most beloved stories of all time, Charlotte’s Web. The book has also been made into an animated series and a movie series.
From the Book Jacket:
Stuart Little is no ordinary mouse. Born to a family of humans, he lives in New York City with his parents, his older brother George, and Snowbell the cat. Though he’s shy and thoughtful, he’s also a true lover of adventure.
Stuart’s greatest adventure comes when his best friend, a beautiful little bird named Margalo, disappears from her nest. Determined to track her down, Stuart ventures away from home for the very first time in his life. He finds adventure aplenty. But will he find his friend?
I offer a complete novel study to accompany Stuart Little for use in the classroom or homeschool. The unit includes both a printable format and a Google Drive™ format for use in a paperless classroom or with Google Classroom.
Your students will be enchanted by all the adventures of Stuart Little. It is a charming and bittersweet story written in a beautiful way.
Are you interested in reading about and sharing ideas with other educators on using children’s literature in your classroom? My goal is to bring together teachers and homeschoolers who teach grades 3-8 and use novels with their students. I’d love for you to join me to learn, share, and grow together!