Diary of a Wimpy Kid: March

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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

    March 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 

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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid crossword Puzzle

    Book Study

    Class Discussion

    What makes a good friend? Do you think Greg is a good friend to Rowley? Why or why not?

    Reading Guide

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    worksheet: reading guide


    Activity 1: Summarizing

    Using the Summarizing worksheet, summarize how Greg got in trouble.

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    worksheet: summarizing

    Activity 2: Expressions

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

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    worksheet: idioms

    Activity 3: Timeline

    Put the events in order. Events Key

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    worksheet: timeline

    Activity 4: What’s Your Opinion?

    Students give their opinion on a question and support that opinion using the text from the book.

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    worksheet: support your opinion

    Activity 5: Safety Patrol Application

    Students use the worksheet to “apply” for the position of safety patrol officer. This activity provides students with experience in organizing personal data and completing an application.

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    worksheet: safety patrol application

    Social-Emotional Learning:

    Traits of a Good Friend

    Discussion: In this chapter, Greg proves to be a rather poor friend to Rowley. What do you think makes a good friend?

    Students check off the qualities they feel make a good friend then compare their answers to a peer or the rest of the class. 

    Small group idea: Have groups decide on their top three qualities and present their decisions to the class.

    Large group idea: Tally their votes and have them make a chart of the top five answers.

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    qualities of a good friend