Charlotte’s Web is the story of a runt pig and his journey to stay alive. Wilbur was the smallest in his litter of piglets and seen as a waste time because of it. After her was rescued by Fern, he grew into a fine prize-winning pig. He did not do this alone though. He had the help of his barnyard friends, especially Charlotte. Charlotte was a spider who saw something special in Wilbur and believed it was unfair for him to die. She supported him up until her last breath and trusted him with her children. Although most of Charlotte’s children flew off into the wind, three stayed and lived their lives in the barnyard with Wilbur. I would love to do an activity where students had a web and wrote three qualities they admired about a classmate. The students would write the words on the web, and write the definitions of the words in their writing journal. The Fountas and Pinnell reading level is R.