Diary of a Wimpy Kid: April

  • Download Lesson Plan

    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

    April 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

    Do you remember Fregley? In April, we get to meet Fregley again. What funny things do you think Fregley might do or say?

    Reading Guide

    Download the reading guide.

    worksheet: reading guide

    Activities

    Activity 1: Summarizing

    Using the Summarizing worksheet, summarize Greg's sleepover at Fregley's house.

    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: Subject, Verb, and Object

    In this Quizizz game, students practice identifying subjects, verbs, and objects using content from the book. 

    Teacher resource: Subject, Verb, Object

    quizizz logo

    Activity 5: Unpack the Writing Prompt

    Teach students to decipher a writing prompt with this “unpacking” activity based on the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

    Teacher/Student resource: Unpacking the Prompt

    Download the unpacking the prompt worksheet.

    worksheet: unpack the prompt