Diary of a Wimpy Kid: November

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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

    November 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

    In November, Greg has to cope with an unpleasant situation in P.E. Is there an activity at school that you don’t enjoy doing? Why?

    Reading Guide

    Download the reading guide. 

    worksheet: reading guide


    Activity 1: Summarizing

    Using the Summarizing worksheet, summarize how Greg created his bench press.

    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 November timeline.

    worksheet: timeline

    Activity 4: Wrestling

    Students may be unfamiliar with the concept of wrestling. This clip from Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie shows the match between Greg and Frembley.

    Activity 5: Cliffhangers

    Discussion: This chapter ends with a literary device called a cliffhanger. A cliffhanger usually happens at the end of a chapter when the author wants to keep the reader guessing. How is this true in this chapter?

    Teacher Resource: Cliffhanger

    Download the Cliffhangers worksheet.

    worksheet: cliffhanger activity