Pencil Pal Bookworm

Lesson #12120

A pencil is all you need to hold this bookworm together.

Thread a pencil through the holes in this bookworm to spell out words, write sentences or write math equations.

Students can reinforce spelling, reading and math equations while having fun making this wiggly bookworm.

30907-DC-Ellison SureCut Die - Pencil Pal, Bookworm - Double Cut
Adhesive, Construction paper or cardstock, Marker or pens, Pencil
Adhesive, Construction paper or cardstock, Marker or pens, Pencil

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut the Pencil Pal, Bookworm shape from two colors of construction paper.
  2. Adhere the two shapes together.
  3. Accordion fold the bookworm on all the perforations.
  4. Place math problems and solutions, spelling words or letters on the folds.
  5. Slide a pencil through the holes, and arrange the folds so the printed area shows.
  6. This idea will worm it’s way into your heart.

English Language Arts
NL-ENG.K-12.6 Applying Knowledge

  • Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language and genre to create, critique and discuss print and nonprint texts.


Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
Achievement Standard:

  • Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum.


English Language Arts
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Grade 5

  • Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.


Number and Operations in Base 10 Grade 3

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

  • Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Source: /Content/3/NBT/A/2/

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