chapter  4
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Connecting Curricula Through Themes and Units

For example, several types of thread are possible, and Charlotte chooses two: sticky thread for capturing insects and dry, tough thread for writing messages about the pig whose life she is trying to save. Important, too, are the spinnerets and spinning tubes

that help play out the threads. The structure of the web requires that there be the circular orb lines as well as the radials that travel straight out from the center. Thus, a number of individual things work independently and together to create the fi nished web. Each is important in its own right, and each is also a component part of a grander design.