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Comprehension Questions – Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte’s Web

By E.B. White

Grades Three-7; Genre – Fiction; GRL R

Wilbur is the runt of a litter born to a pig on the farm of Fern Arable’s father. When it’s introduced that her father is going to kill the pig, Fern rushes forth to reserve it, asking of her father: “If I had been very small at birth, would you have killed me?” Her father spares the pig, but only if Fern agrees to look after it. Falling in love immediately with the little pig, Fern takes care of him until he’s moved to her Uncle’s farm. Wilbur becomes buddies with the other animals at the farm together with a spider named Charlotte who saves Wilbur’s life.

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Writing Prompts

Comprehension Questions

Chapter 1

Describe the setting of this story. Farm; kitchen and on the best way to the pigpen; morning, breakfast time;
grass was moist and the earth smelled of springtime p.1

Why did Fern’s father determine to keep the pig and never kill
it? Fern stated she would maintain it
and that it was an injustice to kill a pig simply because it was small p.Three

What did Fern identify her pig? Wilbur p.7

Chapter 2

How did Wilbur stay warm at night time? Dug a tunnel in the straw p.9

Why did Mr. Arable have to sell Wilbur? He ate an excessive amount of food; he didn’t need to present for him any longer
p.12

Why did Fern’s Uncle determine to buy the pig? It was only $6 p.12

Chapter Three

Describe Wilbur’s new residence. The lower part of a barn, under the cows, in the manure pile p.14

Is the goose a great or dangerous affect and why? Dangerous; She advised Wilbur to free himself and to
dig within the orchard and backyard; advised him methods to escape when individuals have been coming
p.17

How did Lurvy and Uncle Homer catch Wilbur? Go behind him and drove him towards the barn;
received a bucket of slop to lure into his pen p.19

Why didn’t Wilbur care that he was being led again to his
pen? He was nervous; he needed the meals;
he needed to be in his pen again and never being chased around p.22

Chapter 4

Why is Wilbur sad in this chapter? It’s raining and he can’t do his plan; he’s doesn’t have any associates
and he’s lonely p.27

Describe Templeton. He’s
a rat; he’s dug tunnels all over the place so he can get to the place he needs to without
being seen; he sleeps in the day and is out at night time; gluttonous; 30

Give me three descriptive phrases of how Wilbur was feeling in
this chapter. Lonely; despair; sad;
rejected p.31

Who do you assume spoke to Wilbur about being his pal? Charlotte p.31

Chapter 5

Why did Wilbur have a troublesome time sleeping? He was anxious for morning so he might meet
his new pal p.33

Describe Charlotte. Friendly;
nearsighted; a spider; has eight legs; pretty; tells the truth p.37

What did Charlotte say that lastly convinced Wilbur that
catching bugs and consuming their blood was okay? If she didn’t, bugs would otherwise multiply and take over the world p.40

What did goose find out about Wilbur that he didn’t? Mr. Zuckerman and Lurvy have been going to kill
him at Christmastime p.40

Chapter 6

Give three explanation why the ebook felt the happiest and
fairest days on the farm are in early summer time. Blossoms and lilacs with bees; temperature is heat; faculty ends;
slicing of the hay and put within the loft of the barn; birds, nests and eggs;
plenty of issues for a kid to chew (dandelion stem); goose eggs hatch p.42

Why did the geese worry about Templeton? He would kill a gosling if he might get away
with it p.46

What did Charlotte say would happen if the egg broke? It will be such a robust odor that no one
might deal with dwelling in the barn, it’s a stink bomb p.47

Chapter 7

Who informed Wilbur that the farmer would almost certainly kill him
when the weather obtained chilly? The previous sheep
p.49

What was Wilbur’s reaction? Obtained upset, cried and ran around in a panic p.50

Chapter eight

Why was Mrs. Arable involved about Fern? Fern advised her concerning the animals talking
p.54

Chapter 9

What did Charlotte try to train Wilbur to do? Spin an internet p.56

Why couldn’t Wilbur spin an internet? He lacked a set of spinnerets and understand how p.58

How did Charlotte assist Wilbur feel better when he was
frightened about dying? She stated she had a
plan to help him p.63

What was the advice Charlotte informed Wilbur? Build himself up; get plenty of sleep; cease
worrying; no hurrying; chew meals completely and eat each little bit of it, except
depart enough for Templeton; achieve weight and stay nicely; maintain fit; don’t lose
nerve p.64

Chapter 10

What was Charlotte’s plan going to do to Zuckerman? Trick or fool him p.67

What did Avery need to do with Charlotte? Catch her p.72

Why wasn’t Avery capable of catch her? He was climbing to swing a stick with knock her in a field and misplaced his
stability. He fell and landed on the rotten egg and it exploded making it stink
terribly, so he ran away p.73

What made the horrible odor go away? Lurvy coated the rotten egg with filth p.75

Chapter 11

Describe Mr. Zuckerman’s reaction once they noticed Charlotte’s
net? In awe; bewildered; stated a miracle
has happened on the farm; stated the pig was a particular pig p.79

Where did Mr. Zuckerman go together with his go well with on and why? To see the minister to elucidate there had
been a miracle on the farm p.82

Why was everybody coming to see the pig? They heard about it and needed to see the “sign” that had appeared in
the online p.83

What was Avery’s punishment for making an attempt to hit the spider
with a stick? Despatched to bed with no supper
p.84

What did the minister say the “sign” or miracle was? Human beings wanted to be on the look ahead to
wonders p.85

Chapter 12

How do we know Charlotte’s plan to save lots of Wilbur labored? Everybody thought Wilbur was uncommon, in order that they
gained’t kill him now p.87

How did the animals want Templeton to help out Charlotte? Convey magazine clippings from the dump so
she will get ideas and know tips on how to spell words p.89

What made Templeton agree with bringing again journal
clippings? Realizing that if Wilbur dies,
he gained’t get any more food p.90

Chapter 13

After seeing the phrase “terrific” written in the net, what
plans did Zuckerman make for Wilbur? No
more manure; only clean hay; Lurvy was to construct a crate so Zuckerman might take
him to the truthful p.96

What was the dump that Templeton went to? Zuckerman’s throw away pile on the end of a
path, under the apple orchard p.97

Give me two examples on this chapter that describe how
Charlotte feels about Wilbur. Worked far
into the night time for him p. 92; Charlotte appeared affectionately at him p.101; she
informed him a story despite the fact that she was drained p.102; she sang him a music p.104;
take heed to other examples said

Chapter 14

Why did Fern’s mom go to Dr. Dorian? She was involved about Fern and her curiosity in the livestock p.107

What did Dr. Dorian tell Mrs. Arable? To not worry about Fern and that she appeared to be fantastic p.111

Chapter 15

Why was Charlotte frightened when she heard the crickets
singing that summer time was virtually over? she
didn’t have much time left and she or he couldn’t assist him anymore p.114 &117

What was Wilbur’s angle even with the eye he was
getting? Humble; modest; sort p.115

Why did Charlotte want to remain on the farm and not go to the
truthful? it was time for her to lay eggs
p.116

Chapter 16

How did the sheep convince Templeton he should go to the
truthful? advised him of all the meals scraps that
can be left around p.123

What made Wilbur faint as everyone admired him? The farmer spoke of the ham and bacon that
would come from killing him p.126

How did the farmer know that Wilbur was ok? Wilbur fought back as they tried to get him
into the crate p.28

Chapter 17

Utilizing Three of the senses describe what the household noticed as they
arrived on the truthful. Hear the music; see
the Ferris wheel; odor the of the race monitor; odor hamburgers frying; hear
bleating in pens; see balloons aloft p.130

Avery and Fern needed to go have fun at the truthful. How much cash
did their father give to every of them? $zero.70
p.131

Describe Uncle. A spring
massive; a lot larger and dirtier than Wilbur; noisy; cracks weak jokes; unattractive
character p.134

Chapter 18

What phrase did Templeton deliver Charlotte on the truthful and why
was it a superb word? Humble; he’s not
proud and he’s near the bottom p.140

Why was the truthful a paradise for Templeton? He might discover all types of meals to eat p.140

What do you assume Charlotte is making? Take heed to your baby’s ideas; an egg sac p.143

Chapter 19

Why isn’t Charlotte going to see her youngsters? She doesn’t assume she’ll be around p.146

Why is everyone so excited after bathing Wilbur in
buttermilk? There was an announcement for
Mr. Zuckerman to convey his pig to the judges’ sales space to receive a special award
p.151

Why is Charlotte feeling content material and peaceful? She thinks she has saved Wilbur’s life p.153

Chapter 20

Where did Fern need to go in the course of the award ceremony? On the Ferris wheel with Henry p.156

Why is the writing within the net such a phenomenon? Spiders aren’t supposed to write down p.158

What did the rat do to Wilbur save him after he fainted? Bit his tail p.159

Why did Avery take pleasure in getting splashed with water? He beloved the gang cheering at him as he
acted like a clown p.162

Chapter 21

Why can’t Charlotte go back to the barn? She’s going to be lifeless in a day or two; she
doesn’t have enough spinnerets to decrease her to the ground; she doesn’t have
power to get into the crate p.165

What’s the deal Wilbur made with Templeton to make him get
Charlotte’s egg sac? Wilbur would let him
eat first when Lurvy fed him p.168

How did the egg sac feel in Templeton’s mouth? Sticky; worse than caramel sweet p.170

Chapter 22

Why did Wilbur look ahead to winter ending? Charlotte’s eggs would hatch p.176

Describe to me the signs of spring. A brand new lamb; frogs croaking; snow melting; a sparrow singing; goose
sitting on eggs p.176

Why have been Charlotte’s youngsters leaving Wilbur? They wanted to enter the world to make
webs for themselves p.180

What number of spiders decided to stay with Wilbur? Three p.182

Comprehension Questions with out Answers

Chapter 1

Describe the setting of this story.

Why did Fern’s father determine to maintain the pig and never kill
it?

What did Fern identify her pig?

Chapter 2

How did Wilbur stay heat at night time?

Why did Mr. Arable have to sell Wilbur?

Why did Fern’s Uncle determine to buy the pig?

Chapter Three

Describe Wilbur’s new residence.

Is the goose a very good or dangerous affect and why?

How did Lurvy and Uncle Homer catch Wilbur?

Why didn’t Wilbur care that he was being led again to his
pen?

Chapter four

Why is Wilbur sad in this chapter?

Describe Templeton.

Give me three descriptive phrases of how Wilbur was feeling in
this chapter.

Who do you assume spoke to Wilbur about being his good friend?

Chapter 5

Why did Wilbur have a troublesome time sleeping?

Describe Charlotte.

What did Charlotte say that finally satisfied Wilbur that
catching bugs and consuming their blood was okay?

What did goose find out about Wilbur that he did not?

Chapter 6

Give three explanation why the guide felt the happiest and
fairest days on the farm are in early summer time.

Why did the geese fear about Templeton?

What did Charlotte say would occur if the egg broke?

Chapter 7

Who advised Wilbur that the farmer would most certainly kill him
when the weather received cold?

What was Wilbur’s response?

Chapter eight

Why was Mrs. Arable concerned about Fern?

Chapter 9

What did Charlotte try to train Wilbur to do?

Why couldn’t Wilbur spin an internet?

How did Charlotte assist Wilbur really feel better when he was
nervous about dying?

What was the recommendation Charlotte advised Wilbur?

Chapter 10

What was Charlotte’s plan going to do to Zuckerman?

What did Avery need to do with Charlotte?

Why wasn’t Avery capable of catch her?

What made the horrible odor go away?

Chapter 11

Describe Mr. Zuckerman’s reaction once they noticed Charlotte’s
net?

Where did Mr. Zuckerman go together with his go well with on and why?

Why was everyone coming to see the pig?

What was Avery’s punishment for making an attempt to hit the spider
with a stick?

What did the minister say the “sign” or miracle was?

Chapter 12

How do we all know Charlotte’s plan to save lots of Wilbur labored?

How did the animals want Templeton to help out Charlotte?

What made Templeton agree with bringing again journal
clippings?

Chapter 13

After seeing the word “terrific” written in the net, what
plans did Zuckerman make for Wilbur?

What was the dump that Templeton went to?

Give me two examples on this chapter that describe how
Charlotte feels about Wilbur.

Chapter 14

Why did Fern’s mom visit Dr. Dorian?

What did Dr. Dorian inform Mrs. Arable?

Chapter 15

Why was Charlotte frightened when she heard the crickets
singing that summer time was virtually over?

What was Wilbur’s angle even with the attention he was
getting?

Why did Charlotte want to remain at the farm and never go to the
truthful?

Chapter 16

How did the sheep persuade Templeton he ought to go to the
truthful?

What made Wilbur faint as everyone admired him?

How did the farmer know that Wilbur was okay?

Chapter 17

Using 3 of the senses describe what the household saw as they
arrived at the truthful.

Avery and Fern needed to go have enjoyable on the truthful. How a lot money
did their father give to each of them?

Describe Uncle.

Chapter 18

What word did Templeton convey Charlotte on the truthful and why
was it a superb word?

Why was the truthful a paradise for Templeton?

What do you assume Charlotte is making?

Chapter 19

Why isn’t Charlotte going to see her youngsters?

Why is everybody so excited after bathing Wilbur in
buttermilk?

Why is Charlotte feeling content material and peaceable?

Chapter 20

The place did Fern need to go through the award ceremony?

Why is the writing in the net such a phenomenon?

What did the rat do to Wilbur save him after he fainted?

Why did Avery take pleasure in getting splashed with water?

Chapter 21

Why can’t Charlotte go back to the barn?

What’s the deal Wilbur made with Templeton to make him get
Charlotte’s egg sac?

How did the egg sac really feel in Templeton’s mouth?

Chapter 22

Why did Wilbur sit up for winter ending?

Describe to me the signs of spring.

Why have been Charlotte’s youngsters leaving Wilbur?

How many spiders determined to stick with Wilbur?