Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, is a story about a pig named Wilbur who was born a runt. Fern's father, who is a farmer, wanted to kill him because he is a helpless pig. Before killing Wilbur, Fern runs to her father, begging him not to kill the runt. Her father decides to let Fern keep Wilbur as a pet. Later on, Wilbur meets many friends on the farm, but once Wilbur turned five weeks old, she has no choice but to sell him to another farm. Fern sells Wilbur to the Zuckerman's. who plan on killing Wilbur for their Christmas feast. While this is going on, one of the farm animals named Charlotte-who is a spider- plans to save his life. To save Wilbur's life, she writes words in her web that express who Wilbur is. I would read this book to fourth graders or fifth graders. This book will help with building character education and also to help build self-esteem.
Lexile Level: 680L