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    Book Study

    Class Discussion:

    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

    Cover Diary of a Wimpy Kid


    Activity 1: Author research

    Students work in pairs or individually to complete a graphic organizer detailing facts about the author.

    Worksheet: Author Profile

    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.

    Worksheet: Character Traits

    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.

    Worksheet: character predictions