I am not a worm

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Hi to all our readers,

As we set off to explore the great books we have to share, could you tell us a little about yourselves?

It would be great if you could send us some drawings or photos of your school and tell us something that you think is special about it.

Perhaps you could try adding speech bubbles like Scott Tulloch did in "I am not a worm."  (You can see I had a little try myself on this page.)

Looking forward to meeting all the classes who are joining us for the great #NZReadAloud!

Tina Donnell

Watch and listen to the book read by Scott Tulloch himself on Youtube

Click here to launch this online, multiple choice quiz about the book.

Ellie Mackwood Wairau Valley Special School

Use this Padlet to record your questions for Scott Tulloch.  You can do this through voice recordings, text or pictures.

Ellie Mackwood Wairau Valley Special School

  • Chameleon tells Caterpillar that he is being a grump.
  • Draw, write about or act out a time when you were in a grump.
  • What did you do to solve your problem?

Nikki Thompson St. Patrick's School, Napier


  • What did the Chameleon do to the butterfly?

  • Why was the caterpillar getting frustrated?

  • Describe a time when you have gotten frustrated with someone or something?

Going Further:
  • How could he convince the chameleon he is a caterpillar and not a worm? (i.e. What’s the difference between a worm and a caterpillar?)
  • Research the lifecycle of a caterpillar.
  • What do you know about chameleons?
  • What does camouflage mean? What other animals do you know that camouflage themselves and how?
  • Butterflies and Symmetry

In pairs, perform the conversation.



A friend of mine has been growing caterpillars, and then releasing the butterflies.  She has captured the moment that the caterpillar turns into a crysalis on video and popped the clips up on youtube for us!  Have a look!    Ellie Mackwood Wairau Valley Special School

A simple worksheet that uses speech bubbles to show the different stages of a butterfly lifecycle. Each speech bubble starts with "I am not a worm"and then leaves space for students to describe what each stage actually is called.  Ellie Mackwood Wairau Valley Special School

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