Diary of a Wimpy Kid: September
Summary and Vocabulary Playlist
Vocabulary Activity 1: Vocabulary Videos
Students watch the videos (link leads to the vocabulary page on our website with links to the videos) and make a list of signs they didn't know before watching.
Using Flipgrid, students create a video to teach other students at least three of the vocabulary words they learned. (The teacher may want to assign the words, so there is no repetition.)
Vocabulary Activity 2: Quizlet
Students go to quizlet.com to practice vocabulary words from the videos. Teachers who have an account can copy the quiz to their classroom set. To sign up for a free account, visit the Quizlet website.
Vocabulary Activity 3: Puzzles
The title of this book is Diary of a Wimpy Kid. What does it mean to be wimpy? Do you think the character on the cover is wimpy? Why?
Activity 1: Review How to Summarize
The following video from Khan Academy is a short review on summarizing.
Activity 2: Summarizing
Using the Summarizing worksheet, summarize Rodrick’s trick on Greg.
Activity 3: Expressions
Students work with a partner to research chapter expressions and explain their meanings.
Activity 4: Timeline
Put the events in order. Events Key
Activity 5: Setting and Character Practice
Which is the setting? Which is the Character? Students cut and paste words into the correct column.
Teacher/student resource: Elements of a Story
Activity 6: Cheese touch video and discussion
- How do you think the Cheese Touch got started?
- If you got the Cheese Touch, how would you react?
- If your friend got the Cheese Touch, how would you react?
SEL Activity: Giving advice
Discussion: Greg gives advice about what to do on the first day of school. Do you think this is good advice? What advice would you give someone just starting at this school in your grade?
Individual: Students use the Quizizz multiple choice activity to practice giving advice.
Main Activity: Distribute the Advice Questions to students and give them 10-15 minutes to complete the worksheet. After, cut out the questions and answers and distribute sets to groups (i.e. all the Question #1 cutouts would go to one group). Have students discuss the answers and choose the one they think is the best.
Students present their decision and explain why they think the advice is the best.