Video of the Day: Is Charlotte's Web a Literary Masterpiece?
Thanks to Anita Silvey for the link.
I will never forget when Mrs. Villender, my second-grade teacher, read aloud Charlotte’s Web. If I close my eyes and allow my body to relax, I can transport myself back to her classroom. I see her standing in front of the room (or maybe she's sitting at her desk), reading from one of the most beautifully written books. It is the first chapter book I remember a teacher reading aloud. At a young age, it taught me the importance and value of picking the perfect read-aloud for my students.
Read this letter that E.B. White wrote to his readers.
Borrow Charlotte's Web from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.