Diary Of A Worm STORY MAP

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Amanda Benson
EDN 303
February 5, 2012
NCTE/IRA NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
1. Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts to build an understanding of
texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world; to acquire
new information; to respond to the needs and demands of society and the workplace; and
for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction and nonfiction, classic and
contemporary works.
3. Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and
appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other
readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word
identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound–letter
correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
6. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling
and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique,
and discuss print and nonprint texts.
12. Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes
(e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
English Language Arts — Kindergarten
Goal 3: The learner will make connections through the use of oral language, written
language, and media and technology.
Objective 3.04. Use speaking and listening skills and media to connect experiences and
text listening to and re-visiting stories discussing, illustrating, and dramatizing stories
discovering relationships.
Lesson Diary of a Worm and Real Worms
1. Students will read Diary of a Worm as a class with the teacher.
2. Students will review with the teacher what a story map is.
3. Students will break into groups of four and create a story map.
4. Students will come back together as a class and share the story
maps they have created.
5. Students will create a class story map.
6. Students will review information they have learned about
Earthworms.
7. Using information that the students have previously learned
about worms they will now as a class create a Venn Diagram with
the book Diary Of A Worm and Worms.
8. Take a test and review the test and wrap up the lesson.
By: Doreen Cronin
Pictures by: Harry Bliss
Lets Watch!
http://vimeo.com/17563063
Name of the book:
Author:
Setting
Where:
When:
Main Character:
Other Characters:
Some Events in the story
Event one:
Event two:
The most important thing in the story is….
Event three:
Name of the book: Diary of a Worm Author: Doreen Cronin;
Illustrated by Harry Bliss
Setting: This story happens in places where you would find worms.
Where: Underground, on the playground, at school, on the sidewalk, outside and
in a tree.
When:
We don’t know exactly when the story takes place, but we are pretty sure it
is happening now because the kids are dressed like us.
Main Character: The two main characters are worm and his friend Spider.
Other Characters: Worm’s family and some kids on the playground.
Event one:
Worm plays
with his best friend spider
and tries to teach spider how
to dig. Spiders legs got stuck
and swallowed a bunch of
dirt. They have problems in
the story, but they stay
friends.
Some Events in the story
Event two:
Worm goes
to school without his lunch
and he eats his homework. He
has to write I will not eat my
homework. He eats that too.
Event three:
Worm said
good morning to the first ant he
saw. There were 600 ants and he
stayed there all day saying hi to
all of them.
The most important thing in the story is that Worm does really like being a worm. His
mom always says, “The earth never forgets we are here.”
WORM FACTS
Worms eat roots, leaves and soil.
As worms burrow into the ground they consume soil extracting nutrients from
decomposing organic matter such as leaves and roots.
Worms usually grow between 7 and 8 centimeters but have been known to get
up to 14 inches.
A worms body is made up of ring like segments called annuli.
Worms live in soil or moist leaf litter.
The worm is covered in setae or small bristles which help them move and
burrow.
A worm can dig up to 6.5 feet into the dirt.
Worms do not have teeth.
A worm has five hearts.
There are 4,400 species of worms, 2,700 different kinds of earthworms to be
exact.
Lets review!
Lets play some fun
worm games!!
http://kids.nationalg
eographic.com/kids/
animals/creaturefeat
ure/earthworms/
http://yucky.discover
y.com/flash/fun_n_g
ames/
Real
Earthworms
Diary of a
Worm
Same
In your groups create a Venn Diagram comparing Diary of a Worm and Real
Earthworms. At least five good ideas in each section.
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resour
ces/interactives/venn/
As a class lets create a Venn Diagram. Lets try to come up with
ten good ideas in each section.
Earthworms can dig up to 6.5 feet deep, that is taller than me.
Earthworms can get up to 7 to 8 centimeters long but some have been known to get to 14 inches.
Earthworms live in soil or moist leaf liter.
Earthworms are covered in setae or small bristles which help them to move and burrow.
The earthworms body is made up of ring like segments that are called annuli.
The earthworm eats roots, leaves and soil.
As an earthworm burrows into the ground they consume soil extracting nutrients from
decomposing organic matter such as leaves and roots.
Great Job Learning and Working Hard!!
What do you
remember
about
earthworms?
Test your
earthworm
knowledge!
True or false questions
1. Earthworms eat twizzlers and skittles.
2. Earthworms are usually 7 to 8 centimeters but can get up to 14
inches.
3. An earthworms body is made up of ring like segments called annuli.
4. Earthworms can only dig up to 2 feet deep.
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1. False, Earthworms eat roots, leaves and soil not
twizzlers and skittles.
2. True
3. True
4. False, Earthworms can dig up to 6.5 feet deep.
AWESOME JOB!
http://www.learnnc.org/
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/earth
worms/
http://yucky.discovery.com/flash/fun_n_games/
http://www.bing.com/search?q=earthworm%20pics&FORM=HPNTLB&PC=HP
NTDF&QS=n#/images/search?q=earthworm+pics&view=detail&&id=487811
81D584FB29222A9A707AD04D8F66A7FB07&first=0&qpvt=earthworm+pics
&FORM=IDFRIR&prevver=images&shash
http://vimeo.com/17563063
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthworm
The book Diary Of A Worm by Doreen Cronin pictures by Harry Bliss.

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