Diary of a Wimpy Kid: December
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
Now that you know Greg and his family, what do you think their Christmas will be like? (i.e. what Greg might ask for, what his brothers might want, will Greg receive what he asked for, etc.)
Activity 1: Summarizing
Using the Summarizing worksheet, summarize how Greg ruined the play.
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: Newspaper Article
When writing a newspaper article, the first paragraph should contain the following: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How. We call these the 5Ws and an H.
Choose an event from any of the chapters you have read up until now. Plan the first paragraph of an article about it.
Activity 5: Editing Skills
Rewrite the sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation. Punctuation Key.
Teacher Resource: Capitalization and Punctuation Rules