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Be Enchanted with Stuart Little

Be Enchanted with Stuart Little

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!

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*The Teaching Bank participates in the Amazon Associate Program and earns a fee from qualifying purchases made on the Amazon.com site.

Charlotte’s Web Brings us the Beauty of Friendship

Charlotte’s Web Brings us the Beauty of Friendship

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White is such a wonderful story that has a bit of everything for everyone. It is heartwarming, funny, inspirational, and of course sad. All my students, no matter how tough or cool, have fallen in love with this book. There is a reason it is a classic!

 

 

 

Charlotte’s Web was the first novel unit that I created a novel study and used in my classroom. It’s also the first novel study that I offered for sale. I was trying to think of ways to earn a little extra money to pay the preschool tuition for my son when I wondered if anyone would be interested in purchasing the novel units that I had created for my classroom. I decided to give it a shot and posted my Charlotte’s Web Novel Unit to see what would happen and from there The Teaching Bank was born!

I have used this book in several different ways in my classroom. First, I have used it as a read aloud to spark a sense of community. Reading, discussing, laughing and crying together brings about a sense of class community.

Mostly, I have used this book as a whole class novel unit or as a reading circle or book club unit. I have also used this book as an independent study unit for students.

Whether you use this book for the whole class, small group, individual instruction, or as a read aloud, you will find your students really truly enjoying the beauty of friendship in the story. Even if you don’t use the unit in your class make sure that you include this book in a class library for your students to read. Whatever you do make sure your students have access to this book! It is so much fun and really opens up the reading world for those reluctant readers!


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!

Click here or the image below to join my Facebook group, Book Talk with The Teaching Bank!

Click to join Book Talk with The Teaching Bank


*The Teaching Bank participates in the Amazon Associate Program and earns a fee from qualifying purchases made on the Amazon.com site.