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Kansas State Fair
Level: Elementary School, Grades K-3
Topic: Charlotte Goes to the Kansas State Fair
Objectives: Gain skills in reading comprehension
Gain observation skills
Materials: A copy of Charlotte's Web
Before the Fair
1. The teacher will read aloud the book Charlotte's Web and discuss content as appropriate with grade level. Introduce vocabulary about spiders, farms, and fairs.
2. Secure a plastic "Charlotte" for each student to take to the fair with them. (Most novelty companies have inexpensive plastic spiders.)
At the Fair
The students will visit each of the exhibits listed on the teacher made worksheet.
After the Fair
The students will write a story from "Charlotte's" point of view about the Kansas State Fair.
Example of Recording Sheet:
Charlotte Goes to the Kansas State Fair
Name of Student:
Materials needed: Charlotte, pencil, and this recording sheet.
Directions: As you visit each of the following exhibits (buildings), record one sentence pretending to be Charlotte.
4-H entomology exhibit (4-H Centennial Building)
Quilt Exhibit (Domestic Arts Building)
Hogs (Swine Barn)
The Pumpkins (Pride of Kansas Building)
Pig Races (Near Bison Building)