Students will translate knowledge about worm’s anatomy, habitat and needs to survive into drawing and story telling.
What do worms look like? What do they eat? How do they get around? What do they like to do?
Book Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin, Plastic plates to put worms, Crayons, markers or colored pencils
Start by reading Diary of a Worm. Discuss parts of the book where they talk about what worms eat, what they look like, etc.
Explain that we are going to make our very own worm stories. Ask students for examples of what they might put into their worm story.
Put worms on plates in front of students. What do the worms look like? How are they moving around?
Hand out the blank, lined or story paper and have them start drawing their picture. Give them prompts such as, “what do worms eat”, “where do they live”, etc.
Work individually with students to write their stories down. Continue to give them prompts as they are thinking about their story.
Read their story back to them. Make a classroom worm story.