Weber Reads: E. B. White

In a 1952 New York Times review, titled "Along Came A Spider," the writer Eudora Welty said of Charlotte's Web: "What the book is about is friendship on earth, affection and protection, adventure and miracle, life and death, trust and treachery, pleasure and pain, and the passing of time.  As a piece of work it is just about perfect, and just about magical in the way it is done." (Michael Sims, The Story of Charlottes's Web.)

For over half a century, readers have agreed with Eudora Welty, finding the writing of E. B. White, whether in his books for children or in his essays published in the New Yorker and elsewhere, work that enriches and explains so much of life that it is a lifetime treasure.

Lesson Plans

in PDF format:

ELEMENTARY
INTRODUCTION
PART 1
PART 2

JUNIOR HIGH & HIGH SCHOOL
INTRODUCTION
PART 1
PART 2
PART 3