Diary of a Wimpy Kid: May

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    Summary and Vocabulary Playlist

    Vocabulary 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

    May 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

    How do you think the novel will end? Why do you think that? Give examples from the book to support your answer.

    Reading Guide

    Download the reading guide. (May and June)

    worksheet: reading guide


    Activity 1: Summarizing

    Using the Summarizing worksheet, summarize how the teenagers got revenge on Greg and Rowley. 

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    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. (May and June) Events Key

    Download the timeline worksheet.

    worksheet: timeline

    Activity 4: Climax Examples from Disney

    The climax of a story occurs when the main problem of the story is solved. Watch and discuss the climax of the movies in this YouTube video. Timestamps are provided to allow the teacher to choose the most pertinent examples.

    1:13 Lady and the Tramp

    2:04 Oliver and Company

    3:08 The Great Mouse Detective

    4:14 Bambi

    5:49 The Little Mermaid

    6:45 The Fox and the Hound

    8:00 101 Dalmations

    9:12 The Lion King

    10:35 Pinocchio

    11:54 Sleeping Beauty

    Activity 5: Five Stages of Plot

    Display the image and the plot structure of The Three Little Pigs to review exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.

    Teacher Resource: Five Stages of a Plot

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    stages of a plot

    Group Activity: Students use the graphic organizer to discuss and decide upon the five plot stages of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

    Download the blank "Stages of a plot" graphic organizer.

    stages of a plot blank