#0. Charlotte's Children

Published: 7.10.2020
Level 4   |   Time: 3:01
Accent: American
Source: Charlotte's Web

(20 of 20) Wilbur finally meets Charlotte's children and makes three new friends.


triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • creepy [adj] - scary, strange
  • scoop up [phv] - pick up
  • set forth [phv] - go (on a trip)
  • take to the breeze [exp] - follow the wind
  • go as we please [exp] - go wherever we want
  • salutations [n] - hello
  • tremble [v] - shake
  • an initial [n] - the first letter in a name
  • sensible [adj] - smart, functional, useful
  • fancy [adj] - pretty, elaborate, elegant
  • dumb [adj] - stupid
  • treasure [v] - love
  • pledge [v] - promise

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background

picture picture
Wilbur Charlotte
  • Wilbur's life was saved by a spider named Charlotte.
  • Charlotte died but left her egg sac with Wilbur It has 500 baby spiders.
  • Wilbur has been waiting for the eggs to hatch for many months.

triangle Questions

  1. Wilbur is happy to see the baby spiders.

  2. Wilbur was a friend of the baby spider's mom.

  3. The geese are afraid of the baby spiders.

  4. The baby spiders start to fly away.

  5. Wilbur wants the baby spiders to stay.

  6. Wilbur wants to tell the baby spiders about their mother.

  7. Five baby spiders decide to stay in the barn.

  8. Wilbur is trembling because he is sad.

  9. Joy was the middle name of Charlotte (their mother).

  10. Wilbur tells the baby spiders about their mother.

triangle Script

Wilbur: They're here! They're here! They're here, everybody!

Wilbur: Hey, there. I'm Wilbur. I'm a friend of your mom's. Boy, are we glad to see you!

Gander: So creepy! And cute! Just like their mother.

Gussy: They're so, so beautiful. I just want to scoop them up and hug them all.

Wilbur: Wow, you can fly! Look at you go!

Wilbur: Wait! What's happening? What are you doing?

Spider: Bye!

Spider: Bye!

Wilbur: Please don't go.

Spider: Goodbye! Bye!

Wilbur: Wait! Wait!

Spider: Goodbye!

Wilbur: Where are you going?

Spider: We're setting forth. We take to the breeze. We go as we please.

Spider: We take to the breeze! Bye!

Wilbur: But you can't go! I had so much I wanted to tell you! And someone I wanted to tell you about.

Joy: Salutations!

Wilbur: Who said that?

Joy: I'm up here.

Aranea: So am I.

Nellie: Me, too.

Joy: We'd like to stay.

Aranea: We like it here.

Nellie: And we like you, too.

Wilbur: You're staying? Oh, that's great! That's really, really great! Three friends! What are your names?

Joy: I'll tell you my name if you'll tell me why you're trembling.

Wilbur: Well, I think I'm trembling with joy.

Joy: Then my name is Joy.

Wilbur: Joy! Perfect.

Aranea: What was my mom's middle initial?

Wilbur: A.

Aranea: Then my name is Aranea.

Wilbur: Wow! Great name!

Nellie: Why don't you pick my name for me? Something sensible. Not too long, not too fancy. And not too dumb.

Wilbur: Tricky. How about Nellie?

Nellie: Nellie? I like it. Well done!

Wilbur: Joy, Aranea, Nellie, you have chosen a hallowed doorway in which to spin your webs. This was your mother's doorway. She was loyal, brilliant, beautiful, and she was my friend. I will treasure her memory forever. So, to you, her daughters, I pledge my friendship.

Joy: I pledge mine!

Aranea: I do, too!

Nellie: So do I!

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