Charlotte's Web

Lesson 14

Objective

Explain why the animals want to save Wilbur.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White  — Ch. 12

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Target Task

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Multiple Choice

Why does Templeton decide to help the animals?

A.

He is in a generous mood and was feeling inspired.

B.

He likes gathering things from the dump.

C.

He realized that without Wilbur he would have no food source.

D.

He wants to make sure he keeps his friends.

Which detail from the text best supports the answer to Part A?

A.

“’Let him die,’ said the rat. ‘I should worry.’”

B.

“… Wilbur’s destiny and your destiny are closely linked.”

C.

“I’m making a trip to the dump tomorrow afternoon.”

D.

“Charlotte needs new ideas so she can write messages in her web and save Wilbur’s life.”

Writing Prompt

How have the animal’s relationships with Wilbur changed? Why?

Mastery Response

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Key Questions

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  • Charlotte states that the "Zuckermans have fallen for it." What does she mean by this?
  • Why does Charlotte need help?
  • How does Templeton feel about helping at first? Why does he change his mind?
  • How does Wilbur feel at the end of the chapter? What does Charlotte say to try and calm him? What does this show about friendship?

Vocabulary

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slogan     (n.)

a word or phrase used by an organization to be memorable

disgust     (n.)

a strong feeling of dislike

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.3.3 — Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Spiral Standards

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L.3.4

L.3.6

RF.3.3

RF.3.4

RL.3.1

RL.3.10

RL.3.4

RL.3.5

SL.3.1

W.3.10