I love to read the book, Word Eater by Mary Amato to my 3rd graders every year! It's funny, interesting and has several moral lessons that are scattered throughout this chapter book. If you don't know this book, you'll want to check it out. The book touches on bullying, elite clubs, being true to oneself and has a magical worm.
This literacy packet is Common Core Aligned. You could use it with the whole class as a read aloud book, or it could be done by an individual student in a center or use with a book club group – you decide!
Answer keys are included as needed, but many of the activities are open ended. You don’t need to use the whole packet each time; pick and choose as you go!
There are activity pages for the following:
Theme of the Story
Lesson of the Story
Questioning: Before, During and After Reading
Main Idea & Details
Identifying Character Traits
What Would You Do?: Moral Dilemma Questions
Here are some of my other literacy packets:
Literacy Packet: Poppy
Literacy Packet: Donavan's Word Jar
Literacy Packet: Paper Bag Princess