Diary of a Wimpy Kid: October

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    Summary and Vocabulary Playlist 

    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

    October 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 

    Download and distribute the crossword.

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid crossword Puzzle

    Book Study

    Class Discussion

    What is your favorite holiday? Why?

    Reading Guide

    Download the reading guide.

    worksheet: reading guide

    Activities

    Activity 1: Summarizing

    Using the Summarizing worksheet, summarize Greg and Rowley’s adventures on Halloween night.  

    Download the summarizing worksheet.

    worksheet: summarizing

    Activity 2: Expressions

    Students work with a partner to research chapter expressions and explain their meanings.

    Download the expressions worksheet.

    worksheet: idioms

    Activity 3: Timeline

    Put the events in order. Events Key

    Download the October timeline.

    worksheet: timeline

    Activity 4: Fakebook Profile for Greg

    Class discussion before worksheet:
    Discuss with students their feelings about Greg. Do they like him? Why or why not? Ask them to give examples from the chapter that show what kind of person Greg is—his physical appearance, his personality, and his behaviors.

    Download the Fakebook Profile worksheet.

    worksheet: facebook template

    Activity 5: Haunted House

    Students work with a partner to create a list of activities for a haunted house.

    Download the haunted house worksheet.

    worksheet: haunted house activity