DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: INTRODUCTION
The title of this book is Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Who do you think would write a book like this? What do you think the author is like? Introduction Activities
Activity 1: Author research
Students work in pairs or individually to complete a graphic organizer detailing facts about the author.
Activity 2: Character Traits 1
Review character traits using this short animation about a small dog with big dreams: Pip | A Short Animated Film by Southeastern Guide Dogs. After, have students list Pip’s character traits, using examples from the video to support their answers.
Activity 3: Character Traits 2
Review character traits using the worksheet below.
Activity 4: Making Predictions
Using an image of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid characters, students predict who the characters are and what those characters’ traits might be.
Note: Students who have read the book can make up different identities and traits for the same characters.