Charlotte's Web - E.B. White, Garth Williams, Rosemary Wells

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a level R on the Fountas and Pinnell reading level scale. Charlotte's Web is about a pig named Wilbur who is the runt of the litter. He is saved by Fern and becomes Fern's pet. Wilbur is sent to Mr. Zuckermann's farm who is Fern's uncle, and Fern tries to visit as much as she can, but Wilbur is lonely. Until, he meets a spider named Charlotte. Wilbur finds out that in the winter he is going to be slaughtered for his meat, but Charlotte comes up with a plan to make Wilbur seem like a special pig. Charlotte starts spinning these words in her web to make Wilbur look like an amazing pig which saves him. Wilbur is put in the county fair because of the miraculous webs, and Charlotte comes along to keep spinning the words in her webs. While they are at the fair, Charlotte also spins a web for her eggs, and tells Wilbur that she will not be able to come back with him to the farm after the fair. She tells him to take care of her eggs, and he does so until they hatch and all of them but three leave. Those three keep Wilbur company during his long and happy life on the farm. This book is amazing for students lessons to teach them that they are all special in their own way. An activity you could do is tell students to create their own webs that have a characteristic that makes them special spun into the web.