Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Worm Loves Worm will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.
With themes of flexible thinking, this Worm Loves Worm picture book by J. J. Austrian is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!
Engage Your Students with Worm Loves Worm Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:
- Read a summary of Worm Loves Worm. You can find it in the section below.
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WORM LOVES WORM SUMMARY
Worm loves Worm so they decide to get married. Their friend Cricket reminds them they need someone to marry them and offers to do it. Worm and Worm are anxious to get married, but their friends remind them of all the things a wedding needs: bridesmaids, a best man, rings, music, a cake, and the bride and groom.
Worm and Worm are different than a traditional bride and groom so their friends must help them solve their problems with a traditional wedding: they wear their rings like necklaces and wiggle instead of dance. When it is time to choose the bride and groom, Worm and Worm decide they can both be the bride and the groom. Cricket explains that is not how it has always been done, but the Worms decide to change how things have always been done. The two are happy to finally get married!
WORM LOVES WORM LESSON PLAN IDEAS
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We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.
READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
The text-based Worm Loves Worm reading comprehension questions focus on:
- making inferences
- making predictions
- plot (problem-solution)
- identify the main idea
LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS
We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:
- flexible thinking
GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY
- plural nouns
- types of sentences
WORM LOVES WORM ACTIVITIES
You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:
- comprehension questions
- 30 writing prompts with themed paper
- vocabulary activities
- word study print & go activities
- ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
- social emotional learning discussion topics
- graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
What are the reading levels for Worm Loves Worm?
- Lexile® Measure: 350
- Guided Reading Level: K
- DRA Level: 16
- Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2
Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?
The book was written by J. J. Austrian. It was illustrated by Mike Curato.
What genre is Worm Loves Worm?
How many pages are in the book?
The story is 32 pages long.