Never fear, Superworm’s here! He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But who will come to Superworm’s rescue, when he’s captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Luckily, all of Superworm’s insect friends have a cunning plan…
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Make your own story about a different animal that becomes a superhero.
- Use the book to create a collection of rhyming words and phrases. Could you use these to create your own rhyming story?
- Make a list of words and phrases that are used to describe Superworm. Can you compare these to other descriptions of superhero characters?
- Write a newspaper report about one of the times when a Superhero comes to the rescue.
- Write a diary entry from the point of view of Superworm.
- Think of some questions that you might like to ask Superworm. How might he respond?
- How many different ways is Superworm used in the story? Can you make a new page in which Superworm helps a different animal?
- Write character profiles about Superworm and Wizard Lizard.
- Make a graph to show the number of each creature shown in the illustrations.
- Can you sort the creatures into different groups?
- Choose one of the creatures from the story. Can you write a report about it?
- Create a food chain that includes some of the animals in the story.
- Create an animation about a superhero.
- Create a Superworm comic strip using publishing software.
- Could you program a Superworm game?
- Design a superhero costume for Superworm to wear.
- Find out about the illustrator of the story. What other books has he illustrated? Which materials does he like to use? What questions would you like to ask him?
- Compose a tune to accompany the Superworm chant that appears throughout the story.