Diary of a Wimpy Kid: May
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
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
How do you think the novel will end? Why do you think that? Give examples from the book to support your answer.
Download the reading guide. (May and June)
Activity 1: Summarizing
Using the Summarizing worksheet, summarize how the teenagers got revenge on Greg and Rowley.
Activity 2: Expressions
Students work with a partner to research chapter expressions and explain their meanings.
Activity 3: Timeline
Put the events in order. (May and June) Events Key
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
5:49 The Little Mermaid
6:45 The Fox and the Hound
8:00 101 Dalmations
9:12 The Lion King
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
Group Activity: Students use the graphic organizer to discuss and decide upon the five plot stages of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.