Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1) by Jeff KinneyBoys don’t keep diaries—or do they?
The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to
It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.
In book one of this debut series, Greg is happy to have Rowley, his sidekick, along for the ride. But when Rowley’s star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, kicking off a chain of events that will test their friendship in hilarious fashion.
Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who epitomizes the challenges of being a kid. As Greg says in his diary, “Just don’t expect me to be all ‘Dear Diary’ this and ‘Dear Diary’ that.” Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he won’t do and what he actually does are two very different things.
Since its launch in May 2004 on Funbrain.com, the Web version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid has been viewed by 20 million unique online readers. This year, it is averaging 70,000 readers a day.
F&P level: T
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Students can follow the hilarious trials and tribulations of Greg by logging in daily. This book is "an excellent choice for reluctant readers, but more experienced readers will also find much to enjoy and relate to in one seventh grader's view of the everyday trials and tribulations of middle school. More books in the series are available now! Helpful Rubrics The following rubrics can all be useful with journal-writing assignments. Red Scarf Girl Teacher's Guide. Spend more time teaching and less time searching. Get full, ad-free access to all our learning resources—curated and vetted by teachers and curriculum specialists—for one-low price.
Is it the side-splitting, overbite-laden illustrations? Is it the clumsy bravado of main character Greg Heffley, who makes everyone feel better about themselves? Dream big. Greg even sees the diary his mom buys him as an opportunity for personal gain. Now shoo, shoo.
Millions of kids are readers because of these books, so take Wimpy Kid into your classroom with these specially created resources for teachers, designed to help you lead fun, focused and curriculum-linked lessons. This quick and easy resource pack is the perfect way to get your class excited about books and to encourge independent reading skills. Projects and activity sheets for each Diary of a Wimpy Kid book, suitable for ages Download games and taster activities that will get students excited about the books while developing their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Election Pack. School kids can vote for favourite book! This lesson plan forms a follow-on activity to the main Wimpy Kid Election Pack resources and can also be used as a standalone resource.