Diary of a Worm | Book Study Activities

Anita Bremer
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K - 2nd, Homeschool
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This is a book study literacy unit for Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin. The unit is packed with Common Core aligned activities for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade. These book study companion activities include a fun writing activity called 'Diary of a Kid'!

This book study unit can be used as a whole class activity, during small group guided reading time, as individual student work, or as part of a book club. Simply copy a pack for each student. You may wish to choose to implement pages that best fit your students’ learning abilities.



  • student unit cover page
  • story elements
  • making predictions
  • character traits
  • character analysis
  • story retell
  • can-have-are-need graphic organizers


  • making mental images
  • opinion page
  • text-to-self connections pages
  • If I Were a Worm...


  • making words
  • vocabulary word search
  • syllable sorting
  • word sort
  • alphabetical order


  • problems & solutions
  • author's purpose
  • main idea/theme
  • fiction and non-fiction story elements
  • facts from the text
  • true or false? comprehension questions
  • story response
  • story notes


  • ’Diary of a Kid’ writing booklet activities {Students write their own diaries just like the worm! A variety of cover pages and blank template writing pages are included.}


  • learning standards charts for Common Core, VA SOL, TEKS


Tops and Bottoms

How to Catch the Easter Bunny

The Tiny Seed

We’re Going on a Nature Hunt

No, No, Gnome!

How to Catch a Leprechaun

Harry the Dirty Dog

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant

The Turnip

The Little Red Hen

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.


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