Home School Reading resources and planning in a zip file, for Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) based on Polly Walker’s ‘Worm, Slug, Maggot and Leech’. This unit features work on inference, prediction, vocabulary and retrieval skills.
Worm, Slug, Maggot and Leech are firm friends sharing the ups and downs of life together but they are deeply troubled by the way they look. Wishing for a miracle to transform them to beauty, Miss Stick Insect offers her assistance through the incredible powers of her mind and positive thought. She helps the creatures achieve what they think will be a marvellous make over. But Miss Stick Insect also has a valuable lesson for the creatures. As they begin to realise their new found beauty has come with some catastrophic consequences, Worm, Slug, Maggot and Leech are forced to see that being beautiful has not made their lives complete and they are faced with a difficult choice…The beautifully illustrated full colour picture book from Polly Walker that helps children to see the beauty in everyone – including creepy crawlies.
If you love Spinderella, Superworm and What the Ladybird Heard Next by Julia Donaldson you will LOVE Worm, Slug, Maggot & Leech.
In this pack, you will find the task sheets for the 4 class lessons – just print them off and enjoy them. The videos are available on YouTube (access in the PowerPoint). Don’t forget that you can load examples of work onto our Facebook Group or page: Hubbard Consultancy Limited/Whole Class Reading and more at The Teach Hub. Polly Walker would love to see them and is able to comment on your efforts if you tag her name.
Use the videos and allow us to teach for you!
Find the book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Worm-Slug-Maggot-Leech-Transformation/dp/1906954801
Polly Walker information: https://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/polly-walker-speaker