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Are you looking for a fun way to get students engaged in writing from a different point of view?
Read aloud THE DIARY OF A WORM by Doreen Cronin. This worm lives with his parents, plays with his friends, and goes to school. But he never has to take a bath, gets to eat his homework, and because he doesn't have legs, he just can't do the hokey pokey – no matter how hard he tries.
This funny picture book tells the daily doings of a small worm in a gigantic worm world.
Invite your students to choose a nonhuman character and use personification and point-of-view to write their own diaries. You'll all be giggling as students try to think like the character they've chosen.
This lesson includes:
Perspective/point of view anchor chart
See, think, and wonder chart
Researching fun facts
Revision and editing
Writing super skills
Diary entry template
Simple teaching directions
A way to quickly improve student writing is "Writer's Notebook: Student Writing Resources."
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