How to Eat Fried Worms Novel Study Unit

How to Eat Fried Worms Novel Study Unit
How to Eat Fried Worms Novel Study Unit
How to Eat Fried Worms Novel Study Unit
How to Eat Fried Worms Novel Study Unit
How to Eat Fried Worms Novel Study Unit
How to Eat Fried Worms Novel Study Unit
How to Eat Fried Worms Novel Study Unit
How to Eat Fried Worms Novel Study Unit
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This 97 page book study for How to Eat Fried Worms, by Thomas Rockwell, contains comprehension by chapter, vocabulary challenges, creative reading response activities and projects, tests, and much more!

You will find this literature guide to be teacher and student friendly. It contains a wide variety of question types, along with open-ended graphic organizers and unique activities, all carefully crafted for this particular story.

Focus standards include cause and effect, character analysis, theme, plot, opinion writing, and more.

This complete book unit requires very little preparation on your part. Included is a unit map that lays everything out for you. Perfect for whole class, small group, or independent study!

♥Included BONUS digital version works with Google Drive and contains eye-catching, color, interactive versions of all resources.

♥Use the paper OR digital version; BOTH are included with your purchase!

♥Be sure to view the preview to get a clear idea of what the Google Version entails.


1) Chapter Packet

  • Each section covers 5-7 chapters (as chapters are very short) and contains the following 6 parts.

Quickwrite: Warms up student brains before reading.

1 set of True/False, Sequencing, and/or Multiple Choice questions.

Standards Focus: an activity focused on Reading Literature standards.

Comprehension and Analysis: 3 written response questions.

Vocabulary: Practice with 4 new words for each section of reading.

Beyond: Creative activity that might include art, brainstorming, or writing.

2) 16 Reading Response Activities

  • Questions and Answers
  • Response to Literature: Theme
  • Theme Thoughts
  • Comic Strip
  • Main Events
  • Worm Tricks
  • How to Eat Fried Worms: Character Notes
  • What Would I Do?
  • Figurative Language: Similes
  • A Different Perspective
  • Solve the Riddle
  • Reading Strategy: Preview Walk
  • Mystery Words
  • My Book Review
  • Comedy and Humor: How to Eat Fried Worms
  • A Worm Recipe

3) Culminating Project Choices

  • 9 project choices for students to complete after they finish the novel
  • Comes with grading sheet

4) Complete Vocabulary List

  • Organized by chapter and page number
  • Comes with and without definitions
  • Four words chosen for every 5-7 chapters
  • A total of 28 words chosen

5) Vocabulary Review Packet

  • Includes practice with definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and context clues
  • Review #1: Chapters 1-20
  • Review #2: Chapters 21-41

6) Vocabulary Word Wall Cards

  • Full color with illustration
  • Each card has illustration, part of speech, and definition
  • Use for display, direct instruction, and vocabulary practice

7) Vocabulary Flash cards

  • Contains words on the front and definitions on the back
  • B/W printables

8) Student Bookmarks

  • Use as references for plot, characters, and setting
  • Full-color exclusive art

9) Student Packet Covers

  • One each for chapter packet, vocabulary packet, activity packet, and assessment packet

10) Easy planning

  • Unit map tells you when to use what
  • Table of Contents
  • Teacher instructions

11) Assessments

  • Test on comprehension and vocabulary
  • Variety of question types
  • Assessment #1: Chapters 1-20
  • Assessment #2: Chapters 21-41

12) Answer keys

13) Instructions for digital Google Drive version

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→Please note that MANY resources are included in this study. This is so that teachers may pick and choose what they want to use, since no two classrooms are alike. This is also so that teachers may differentiate for different groups within their classrooms. If you do not wish to purchase the entire big unit with everything included, please check out some of the links below for smaller portions of this complete novel study.


NOTE: For the digital version, you will need Internet access and a free Google account, OR Google Classroom. It will work on computers or iPads. (To use it on an iPad without Google Classroom, simply have your students download the Google Slides app, available for free on iTunes.) Then, upon purchasing, you will find a PDF containing a secret link to the digital file, along with explicit, easy-to-follow instructions that will get you started in minutes! Students will be highly engaged and freshly invigorated as they type, draw, and diagram directly into the file on their computers or tablets. They can easily share their work with you as they go, all without the hassle of paper, pencil, and copies.


This complete novel study is the BEST VALUE! However, if you do not need the entire novel study and are only interested in individual components out of it, click on the following links.

How to Eat Fried Worms: Comprehension and Vocabulary by chapter *INCLUDES DIGITAL VERSION*

How to Eat Fried Worms: Tests, Quizzes, Assessments *INCLUDES DIGITAL VERSION*

How to Eat Fried Worms: Reading Response Activities and Projects *INCLUDES DIGITAL VERSION*

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Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
Total Pages
99 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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