How to Eat Fried Worms

by Thomas Rockwell
How to Eat Fried Worms

Include more protein in your diet – add worms! How to Eat Fried Worms has been grossing out children and adults since 1973. This is the story of Billy, a ten-year-old who takes a bet that he will eat 15 worms in 15 days – all for $50. The good part is the variety of ways Billy's friends cook up and dress up the worms. Yum!

Enrichment Activities
Internet Resources
Books by Thomas Rockwell

Enrichment Activities

Character Chart
Students will analyze the main characters, their relationships with one another, and any distinct characteristics they may have using the Character Chart.

Comprehension Checks
Check your students' comprehension of the story with Test A, Test B, and Test C. Use the Answer Key for correcting.

Word Find
Use the word find in this enrichment packet to practice vocabulary from How to Eat Fried Worms.

Culminating Projects
Have your students design and complete a project to conclude the unit. Use the How to Eat Fried Worms Project Ideas sheet in this enrichment packet.

Internet Resources

Worms Unit
Grade Levels: Intermediate, Middle
This book guide includes activities, questions, and vocabulary for each chapter.

Books by Thomas Rockwell

A Guide for Using "How To Eat Fried Worms" in the Classroom
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