Chapter 1 to 6 Vocabulary
Here are examples, definitions, and sentences about Charlotte's Web vocabulary from chapters 1 to 6:
1. runt--Wilbur is the runt of the litter. Runt is the smallest animal in the litter. It is often thought the runt will not survive. But with special care and love, the runt can become normal-sized.
2. injustice--Fern is angry at the injustice of having to kill the runt of the litter, Wilbur. Injustice means something that is not fair or something that is unjust. Fern feels this way because she doesn't think just because something is small, it should not be given a chance to live and grow.
3. gosling--In the barnyard with Wilbur, there are goslings with their mother, the goose. Goslings are young geese. Wilbur tries to be friends with the goslings.
4. salutations--When Charlotte greets Wilbur, she says, "Salutations." Salutations are a fancy way of saying hello to someone. It shows that Charlotte has a good vocabulary.
5. glutton--Templeton is a glutton--he eats too much and he does not use his manners. Of course, these are typical characteristics of a rat. Charlotte uses the fact that Templeton is a glutton to help her save Wilbur.