Diary of a Wimpy Kid: February

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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

    February 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 Crossword.

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid crossword Puzzle

    Book Study

    Class Discussion

    Have you ever heard of the "Guinness Book of World Records”? What are some examples of what might be in it? Greg and Rowley want to get in it. How do you think they might do that?

    Reading Guide

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    worksheet: reading guide


    Activity 1: Summarizing

    Using the Summarizing worksheet, summarize how Greg got in trouble for destroying Manny's snowman.

    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 timeline worksheet.

    worksheet: timeline

    Activity 4: Foreshadowing Video

    Use the following video to review foreshadowing.

    Discussion: Foreshadowing is a literary device used by authors to provide clues for their readers so that they are able to predict what might occur later in the story. How might the concluding cartoon in this chapter prove to be an example of foreshadowing?

    Activity 5: Compound Sentences

    Students practice creating compound sentences using lines from the chapter.

    Review compound sentences: Use the EdPuzzle video to review how to join simple sentences into compound sentences.

    edpuzzle start page

    Compound Sentence Worksheet

    Download the compound sentence worksheet. There is an answer key included in the worksheet.

    worksheet compound sentence practice

    Teacher Resource: What is a Compound Sentence?