Ivan Inchworm's Illness
Story and Pictures by Sonya Lott


    Ivan is an inchworm. When Ivan woke up one morning, he was covered with red, itchy, and irritationg spots. Ivan did not know what to do. Ivan inched his way over to his friend's house. Her name was Isabella. She was an indian. Ivan told Isabella about his illness.
    He asked, "What should I do?"

"I'm not sure ," she replied. Isabella called her grandfather on the telephone and asked him what Ivan should do. Her grandfather told her to tell Ican, "Go to Insect Igloo and eat an ice cream." Isabella told Ivan what her grandfather said. "Eat an icream," asked Ivan? "Yes," she replied.
    Ivan and Isabella walked to Insect Igloo and ordered and Ice cream for each of them. Ivan slowly ate his ice cream. Much to his suprise, he slowly began to feel better. By the time Ivan finished his ice cream, he felt much better. Ivan and Isabella returned home.
    When Ivan looked in his mirror, his spots had disappeared. Ivan was amazed! Ice cream had cured his red, itchy and irritating illness! Ivan went and met his friends at the park. "If you should ever happen to wake up with red, itchy, and irritating spots, go to Insect Igloo and order yourself some ice cream," Ivan told all his friends. Then he went home and called Isabella's grandfather on the telephone and thanked him for the help.

Actiity for Lesson Using Critical Thinking

After sharing your creative writing story with your students, have your students use their critical thinking skills to answer the following questions to write or dictate their story.  After writing their stories, have the students draw a picture using the Paint program to illustrate their story.

Critical thinking questions to ask students that would change your story to their story:
1. How would you change the main character? (Introduction)
2. Where would your story takes place? (Setting)
3. What would happen to the main character in your story? (Plot)
4. How would your story end? (Ending)

  *Critical thinking questions require answers that involve thinking, more than one correct answer, and not a yes or no answer.   Critical Thinking Definitions by Barbara Fowler

Story and Paint Activity By Libby




Every summer my family and I go to North Carolina for about 4 to 5

days. We love it. There are lots of mountains. One time I got scared

because a car was about to hit us. But the best thing to me is that we go   to a play thing.

to a place were there are rides and games.


                                                By Libby Lott, May 2005

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