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Fact or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm

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Fact or Fiction: Learning About Worms Using Diary of a Worm

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Four 30- to 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Nancy Drew

Tecumseh, Ontario


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology






  • Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin (HarperCollins, 2003)

  • Chart paper and chart stand OR overhead projector and blank overheads

  • Student response journals

  • Sticky notes of various sizes

  • Computer with Internet access and projection capabilities (see Step 9 in Session 1)

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1. Obtain and familiarize yourself with the book Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin.

2. Have chart paper or an overhead ready.

3. Prepare the necessary blank graphic organizers for Sessions 2 and 3, either on chart paper or an overhead transparency. This lesson contains samples of the Story Map and Concept Map graphic organizers; please note that these handouts are not meant to be photocopied for student use. They are for your reference only. For other graphic organizer samples, visit Education Place: Graphic Organizers or WriteDesign Online: Graphic Organizers.

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