Diary of a Wimpy Kid: March
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
What makes a good friend? Do you think Greg is a good friend to Rowley? Why or why not?
Activity 1: Summarizing
Using the Summarizing worksheet, summarize how Greg got in trouble.
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: What’s Your Opinion?
Students give their opinion on a question and support that opinion using the text from the book.
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.
Download the safety patrol application.
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.