Diary of a Spider
by Doreen Cronin, Illustrated by Harry Bliss



NEW! The 32-page unit for Doreen Cronin's Three Diary Books, Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly is now available on TeachersPayTeachers for $14.00.


In a companion book to Diary of a Worm, Worm's friend, Spider, tells about his life and provides a perfect springboard into idioms, journal writing, and a study of spiders.

Internet Extensions



Spider Web

Spider Information


Literature Extensions

*The Little Red Writing Room Journals
*About Arachnids: A Guide for Children by Catherine Sill

Literature Connections:


Spiders: Biggest! Littlest!

The Tarantula Scientist by Sy Montgomery

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin

Diary of a Fly by Doreen Cronin

Spiders and Their Websites by Margary Flacklam

A Unit for Diary of a Spider is one of 40 great units in Springboards!

The Diary of a Spider Unit Contains:
12 pages including

Crossword Puzzle, Discussion Cards, Character Lesson, Idioms,
Readers' Theater, 2 Book Comparisons, Perspective, Safety Drills, and Application Across the Curriculum

Order the book: Diary of a Spider
by Doreen Cronin, Illustrated by Harry Bliss


A special thanks to Rodney A. Brubaker (The Music Of Rodney A. Brubaker) for allowing us to use his wonderful original composition, Sailing in Watercolors as our background music.


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