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There's a Hair in My Dirt: A Worm's Story

A Humorous Read-Aloud
Robins eat worms, and plenty of them. The little worm in Gary Larson's book, There's a Hair in My Dirt: A Worm's Story, isn't happy with his lot at the bottom of the food chain. In an outburst at the worm family's table one day, the little worm yells, "Dirt for breakfast, dirt for lunch, and dirt for dinner! Dirt, dirt, dirt! And look—now there's even a hair in my dirt!"

Try This!
  • Write a letter to the little worm. In your letter, compare your life to the worm's, or tell him why he could be proud to be a worm, or think of your own message.
  • List earthworm facts from the book on a chart.
  • Turn the book into a play and invite another class. At the end of the play, present facts you learned about worms.