Charlotte, Wilbur, Templeton, Fern
The Arables, The Zuckermans, Avery, Henry Fussy
Farm Animals, Dr. Dorian, Uncle, Baby Spiders
Person-against-self - an internal conflict of feelings.
Person-against-person - the typical protagonist vs. antagonist scenario.
Person-against-society - the protagonist battles against the larger organizations of society
(or a system of beliefs held by society).
Person-against-nature - the protagonist is threatened by a component of nature.
Analyze themes such as: friendship, acceptance, loneliness, courage, death, believing in yourself, coming of age, self-sacrifice, cycles of the life and the change of seasons, animal rights, etc.
Do symbols foreshadow the plot, affect tone and/or meaning?
Science: Farm life (animals, feed, barn, tools & machinery), change of seasons, pigs, spiders, spider webs, etc.
Math: County Fair Money (admission, prizes, rides, food, etc.)
Classroom Projects: Art, "Web" Vocabulary, Fieldtrip to Farm, etc.