Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fried Worms Anyone?

Recently I completed my newest book study and activity packet on How to Eat Fried Worms.  While working on this books study, I learned some very interesting things.  .

When creating a book study, I always like to dedicate a page to information about the author. While researching the author of How to Eat Fried Worms, I found out that he was the son of the great American artist, Norman Rockwell.  Even though their names were the same, it never dawned on me that they were related. I also found out, that he tried to publish poems prior to this book, but they didn't do very well. In fact, his publisher refused to publish his second book of poems.  It wasn't until Rockwell wrote this novel about a boy taking on a dare to eat worms, that he became a success. 

It always seems hard to find books that interest boys, and I feel that this book fits the bill.  It would be great as a class read-aloud, or in a literature circle group.  Head on over to my TpT or Teachers NB store and check out my How to Eat Fried Worms Book Study and Activity Pack!




4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the background! I had no idea he was Norman Rockwell's son. My 3rd graders LOVE this story. Your unit looks fabulous!

    Krista
    stellar-students

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  2. You are so welcome and thank you for your kind words about my unit!
    Patti :)

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  3. Eekk I can't wait to do this with my kids!
    Gina
    Third Grade Tidbits

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  4. I'm so happy you were pleased! I made it with you in mind! I recently bought graphics for Ronald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Do you think you might be interested? The graphics are SUPER cute!
    Patti :)

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