How to Eat Fried Worms Final

Project
Writing (Choose 1)
o Rewrite a chapter from How to Eat Fried Worms. Instead of Billy, Tom,
and Joe write how you and your friends would have acted in the chapter.
o The chapter describing when the boys went to the baseball game
(between chapters XXIV and XXV) isn’t included in the book. Write a
chapter describing the events that happened during the baseball game.
o Write a chapter about what happens to the boys once the book is done.
Do they make another bet? Are they still friends?
o Write a chapter describing the life that the boys had before the book.
Did they get into other kinds of trouble? Were the friends before the
book?
o Other. Is there another writing assignment you would like to do that isn’t
on the list? Write it down and ask the teacher if you are able to do it!
Remember, don’t begin until your teacher gives you the go ahead!
Representing (Choose 1)
o Create a new book cover for the book
o Choose a chapter from the book and turn it into a cartoon (using
Bitstrips on the computer or using paper and pencil crayons)
o Pretend you are a character from the book. Make a video responding to
questions that someone might have for that character. (i.e what was
your favourite condiment to put on the worms).
o Make a video reenactment of one of the scenes.
o Draw a significant scene in the novel and tell why you chose that scene
to draw.
o Other. Is there another way of representing you would like to do that
isn’t on the list? Write it down and ask the teacher if you are able to do
it! Remember, don’t begin until your teacher gives you the go ahead!
Personal Response (Choose 1)
o Did you like the book? Why are why not?
o A friend is going to read the book. Would you recommend this book to
your friend? Why or why not?
o Make a video of a book review
o If someone bet you to eat 15 worms in 15 days would you do it? Why or
why not?
o Dp you think the boys will continue to be friends? Why or why not?
o Other. Is there another personal response or question you would like to
do that isn’t on the list? Write it down and ask the teacher if you are
able to do it! Remember, don’t begin until your teacher gives you the go
ahead!
Name: ____________________________

Narrative Writing Rubric 4th Grade
Did you establish
a situation (real or
imagined)

Did you organize
an event sequence
that unfolds
naturally?

Did you use
dialogue and
description to
develop
experiences and
events or to show
character
response?
Did you use a
variety of
transitional words
and phrases to
manage the
sequence of words
Did you use
concrete words
and phrases and
sensory details to
convey
experiences and
events precisely?

1

2

3

4

No, I didn’t’
establish a
situations or
introduce a
narrator and/or
characters
No, I did not
organize an
event sequence
that unfolds
naturally

Well, I somewhat
established a
situation and
introduced a
narrator and/or
characters
Well, I somewhat
organized an
events sequence
that unfolds

Yes, I established a
situation and
introduced a
narrator and/or
characters

Yes, I established a
situation and
introduced a narrator
and/or characters in a
very creative way!
Yes, I organized an
event sequence that
unfolds naturally in a
vary creative way!

No, I did not use
dialogue and
description to
develop
experiences and
events or to
show the
character
response
No, I did not use
any transitional
words or
phrases to
manage the
sequence of
events
No, I did not use
concrete words
and phrases and
sensory details
to convey
experiences and
events precisely

Well, I included
SOME dialogue
and description to
develop
experiences and
events or to show
the character
response

Yes, I included
dialogue and
description to
develop
experiences and
events to show the
character response
Yes, I used
transitional words
and phrases once or
twice to manage
the sequence of
events.

Well, I used a
FEW transitions
words and
phrases to
manage the
sequence of
events
Well, I used
SOME concrete
words and
phrases and
sensory details to
convey
experiences and
events precisely

Yes, I included LOTS
of dialogue and
description to develop
experiences and
events or to show the
character response.

Yes, I used
transitional words
and phrases to
manage the
sequence of events

Yes, I used MANY
transitional words and
phrases to manage the
sequence of events.

Yes, I used
concrete words and
phrases and
sensory details to
convey experiences
and events
precisely

Yes, I used concrete
words and phrases to
manage the sequence
of events in a very
creative way

Did you provide a
conclusion that
follows from the
narrated
experiences or
events?

No, I didn’t
provide a
conclusion that
follows from the
narrated
experiences or
events.

Well, I
SOMEWHAT
provided a
conclusion that
follows from the
narrated
experiences or
events

Yes, I provided a
conclusion that
follows from the
narrated
experiences or
events

Yes, I provided a
conclusion that
follows from the
narrated experiences
or events in a very
creative way!

Personal Response Rubric
Capitalization and
Punctuation
3

2

1

Quantity

You reread your personal response with
and editor’s eye! You have capital letters
at the beginning of every sentence and for
all proper nouns. You also used correct
punctuation at the end of each sentence!

Wow! Your entry shows
great reflection on your
reading! You wrote 4-6
sentences that used details
and support from your
book.
You tried to reread your journal response Your entry showed a little
with an editor’s eye. You missed a few
big of relcting on your
words that should have been capitalized
reading. You wrote 3-4
and used incorrect punctuation in a few
sentences and were only
places.
able to use one or two
details to support
You did not reread your journal with an
You only wrote 1-2
editor’s eye. You did not use capitalization sentences for your
or the correct use of punctuation.
response. You did not
share details or support
for your thinking.

Representing Rubric
Effort

1
2
3
Student put in little Student put a bit of Student put in a lot
effort in
effort in
of effort in
representing the
representing the
representing the

novel

Creativity

It is not evident
that the student
used creativity in
representing the
novel

Representation

The format chosen
does not represent
that novel visually

novel
It is somewhat
evident that the
student used
creativity in
representing the
novel
The format chosen
somewhat
represents the
novel visually

novel
IT is evident that
the student used
creativity when
representing the
novel
The format chosen
clearly represents
that novel visually.