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The earthworms on your school campus are an educational resource! Youngsters learn about the benefits worms bring to farmers, and listen to a book revealing the interesting truth about these slimy annelids (titles recommended). Then, they get up close and personal with a live worm! If you don't have enough worms at your disposal, look up suppliers in your area. Learners observe and measure the worms, recording findings. Take the class on a garden exploration as a fun extension.
Students read the book "Diary of a Worm" and research information about worms. They complete a class KWL chart, answer story discussion questions, conduct Internet research about worms, identify and label a worm diagram, and observe and record data related to a worm farm.
In this soil worksheet, students complete 2 pages about the importance of soil in plant growth. Students read about red worms and answer 2 questions about composting. Students fill out a chart with their observations of plants planted in plain soil and compost enhanced soil.
Put your class in the shoes of someone - or something - else with this instructional activity, which encourages writers to keep a diary from the perspective of a living creature or an abstraction. Use Doreen Cronin's Diary of a Worm and the Six Trait writing activity to guide learners through the writing process. This instructional activity could be utilized in any content area, and provides several suggestions for other classes. It could also be used in elementary and junior levels.