Diary of a Wimpy Kid: November
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
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
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?
Activity 1: Summarizing
Using the Summarizing worksheet, summarize how Greg created his bench press.
Activity 2: Expressions
Students work with a partner to research chapter expressions and explain their meanings.
Activity 3: Timeline
Put the events in order. Events Key
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?