How to Eat Fried Worms, by Thomas Rockwell Lit Link Grades 4-6

EBOTM14133

$14.99 CAD

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  • Author : Leduc, Ron

Have you ever boasted you could do something? Billy bragged he could eat 15 worms in fifteen days. Alan supplied the worms: the bigger, the juicier, and the better. The bet is won. Billy, Tom, and Joe have fun with the mini bike while Alan spends time working to pay off the bet.

Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross-curricular activities, complete with answer key. 64 pages.

The novel is written by Thomas Rockwell.

List of Skills

Vocabulary Development
1. Identify/create similes
2. Locate descriptive words/phrases
3. Use suffixes and prefixes
4. Use capitals and punctuation
5. Identify syllables
6. Use adjectives and adverbs
7. Use singular/plural nouns
8. Use content clues and analogies
9. Identify parts of speech
10. Determine alphabetical order
11. Use a dictionary
12. Identify root words

Plot Activities
1. Identify the main ideas
2. Determine the role of others in one's personal growth
3. Identify conflict in the story
4. Interpret author's intentions from plot twists

Character Activities
1. Determine character traits
2. Grasp something of the complexity of the human psyche
3. Understand concepts such as perseverance, perception, and misbehavior
4. Relate personal experiences
5. Make inferences about characters outside the novel framework
6. Identify characters' motivations

Creative and Critical Thinking
1. Research
2. Brainstorm
3. Write a letter
4. Design technology
5. Write a poem
6. Identify poetic images
7. Write descriptions of personal feelings
8. Write a song
10. Create a recipe
9. Design a menu
11. Create dialogue between characters
12. Create a calendar
Art Activities
1. Design a set for a play and costumes
2. Draw visual interpretations of text

Overall Expectations
  • practice the major strategies used during the reading process
  • develop their skills in reading, writing, and visual interpretation
  • obtain practice and reinforcement in a variety of language skills required by curriculum expectations: reasoning and critical thinking, knowledge of language structure, vocabulary building, and use of conventions
  • foster a love for reading
  • improve and develop their creativity
  • identify and describe elements of stories (plot, main idea, characters, setting)
  • provide clear answers to questions and well-constructed explanations
  • organize and classify information to clarify thinking
  • learn about social conventions and taboos, and the importance of developing perseverance in the face of adversity
  • relate events and feelings found in the novel to their own lives and experiences
  • appreciate the importance of friendship and loyalty in personal relationships
  • state their own interpretation of a written work, using evidence from the work and from their own knowledge and experience



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