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Charlotte's Web - Wilbur learns his fate!


Just before half term we were introduced to a new character who was willing to cheer up the lonely Wilbur. SPOILER ALERT: This new friend is called Charlotte. Before you ask, yes that is the Charlotte in Charlotte's Web! This week we will be reading Chapters 5, 6 AND 7. Three chapters- what a treat! While Wilbur is happy with his new friend and pleased Fern has returned it's safe to say there is yet another problem for Wilbur. Yes, that's right...another one! Poor Wilbur, he's only a few months old and has had more problems than he's had hot dinners! Things can't get much worse surely...well, yes they can! 


By the end of the week you will have written a formal letter as Charlotte to persuade Mr Zuckerman to not carry out his evil plan! If you're struggling to write your letter as Charlotte it's okay to write as yourself, but please have a good go first. As always, this work will be over THREE sessions. 


SESSION 1- Listening and making notes

So we don't give you any more spoilers listen to Chapters 5, 6 and 7 and make notes on what you hear. You will need to write down what events happen in these chapters and how the characters feel. Particularly pay close attention to Chapter 7- this is the most important chapter for our work this week! Make sure you write how Wilbur feels at the end of this chapter. 


SESSION 2- Planning your letter

Now you know what Wilbur's fate is, your task is to start planning your formal letter to Mr Zuckerman. Remember that you are Charlotte trying to stop Mr Zuckerman carrying out his plans! Like you did with your letter to Mr Arable last half term, try and include emotive language and rhetorical questions so we can really guilt trip him! Try to make your plan as detailed as possible so it's easier for you to write your letter up. 


SESSION 3- Writing your letter

Use your planning from Session 2 to write your formal letter to Mr Zuckerman. Like we'd normally do in class, if you can think of a better idea you can use it in your writing. Your plans aren't written in stone, they're just there to help your 'final' version. Use the exemplar to give you some idea of what we're looking for. Remember, Mr Zuckerman is a farmer so he's very busy and doesn't have a lot of spare time on his hands. We want to keep our letters are short and to the point- we don't want to waste his time as he might not listen to us! 


If you need any help or advice please let your teacher know. 

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Examples of pupil's work

Year 3 Gallery of 'Letters to Farmer Zuckerman' for this week