It was one of those Magic 8 Balls. If you're a fan of the Wimpy Kid series, I really do recommend giving this version a read, as in my opinion it was pretty interesting to see the changes that were made and seeing what did or didn't make it into the final release of the books. I thought up a question and concentrated real hard, then gave the Magic 8 Ball a good shake. They should brainstorm what will be appropriate to put into their section. Have the children work together to set out the guidelines for this activity and to write the assessment criteria. Will a publishing programme be used? Get them to identify which skills they have used and what they personally feel they have improved on through involvement in this project. Mom announces her relations are coming to stay, much to the horror of the rest of the family.
It is a lot of work putting a yearbook together so the class should take the time to really look at what they have achieved. Was it a good idea to hide it again and not tell anyone he found it? Use Worksheet 2 to help here. You may need to work closely with the editors at the start until they understand their tasks. Why did some of the decisions cause Greg problems in the long run? Book 8 Discussion Guide to accompany Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney 978-0-141-35548-1, £6. The children must consult the editors on how much space is being allocated to them so they can make decisions about content and layout.
There were old book reports and history papers, and a bunch of other stuff, too. What are the benefits of wearing school uniform instead of choosing whichever clothes you like to wear to school? Introduction Hard Luck is the eighth book in the hilarious diary series featuring middle-school antihero Greg Heffley. I borrowed each book separately instead. Main project Objective: Create a class yearbook. The book was published in multiple languages including English language, consists of 208 pages and is available in Hardcover format. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties.
Since the release of the online version in May 2004, most of the books have garnered positive reviews and commercial success. I had to stop when I reached the 200th page because I don't see the point reading the complete series in random page orders. The guides provide stimulating ideas which will encourage collaborative learning and real engagement with the books. The website Poptropica released islands in the theme of Diary of a Wimpy Kid called Wimpy Wonderland and Wimpy Boardwalk, both of which credit Kinney in an ambiguous contributor's role. Did the experience live up to his expectations? You could ask the children to nominate the person whom they feel has contributed most, been the best team worker, best motivator, etc. Then she said the school would pay five bucks for every photo that ended up in the yearbook, and I was sold.
There are lots of ideas for discussion sessions, both to help the children further understand the texts they are reading and to probe more deeply into the problem areas with which the characters engage. But when Greg complained about being bored Mom just suggested that he could clean the oven! It might be useful to explain that this is how things will happen when they are older and go out to work. The children also need to agree on a common visual theme, i. Ask the children to discuss in groups how important it is to have friends to play with. The website made daily entries until June 2005.
Are cuddly animals a good thing for children to become attached to? This might be a good time to explain how to feed back instructively. Have any of the children had to deal with a similar situation? What problems might this attachment cause? Pages from other book of the series are placed in the first book. It may also include little cartoon illustrations, just like Greg does in his diary, to highlight funny things that happened! Production: It is important that you have a class discussion about how the yearbook will be produced. Explain that the class are going to make their own yearbook. In fact he finds five of them! Many children have problems with this type of bullying at some point as they go through school.
Do the children think his reasons for being unhappy about the new situation are selfish? If you have a younger class, the focus may be on producing a photo- and cartoon-style yearbook, where the written information takes the form of captions rather than a more detailed write-up. Ask them to discuss what benefits there are in walking to school with friends. For many children, especially younger or more reluctant readers, the addition of the cartoons helps to make the books accessible and ensures greater engagement with these hilarious stories. As the content comes in, the editors need to proofread the content and go back to the individuals if changes need to be made. I am a wimpy kid books fan! To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. This file however is a jumble of the series. I waited at the back until the meeting broke up, then went to the editor-in-chief, Betsy Buckles, and asked if I could join.
Is making friends easier at home or at school? Ask them to design posters that offer advice to others should they experience bullying themselves. Which should explain why regular readers of the print series may notice that it appears to be a more jumbled mish-mash of plot elements featured in the hardbacks. The book has been awarded with , and many others. The children could discuss what superhero powers they would like to have and what they would do with them. What strategies could you have for coping? Do they agree with Rowley having a girlfriend at his age or do they think that girls and boys should be just friends and spend time in larger friendship groups? Why do they think this happened? These guides outline a host of ideas for discussions and other activities that can be used in the classroom, in a reading group or at home. Do they need an editor? Kinney had agreed, and in April 2007, Diary of a Wimpy Kid was published. About the and this guide.
If each child is to get a copy, how will the funds for the printing be raised? The cartoons that Greg uses to illustrate his diaries are stories in themselves and will have you chuckling the whole way through as Greg continues to deal with his family and friends in his usual self-centred fashion! Do they agree with Greg that things get better as a child gets older? Ask some local photographers to come in and work with different groups. Why do they think this? In May 2004, FunBrain and Kinney released an online version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. To date, eleven Wimpy Kid books have been released, plus two do-it-yourself books and three movie diaries. How much help do they think parents should give their children with homework projects? Befitting a child's diary, the books are filled with hand-written notes and simple drawings of Greg's daily adventures. What kinds of problems do they think happen all the time in every family? The first edition of this novel was published in January 1st 2010, and was written by Jeff Kinney.
Get the class to discuss the different viewpoints in groups and see if they agree on the best age to have a girlfriend or boyfriend. Shared folders must be created so the editors can monitor progress, comment on what is being written and enable them to check that deadlines are being met. You could use the idea of the water park from the book and have them focus on water power and how this could be used within the concept of the water park. What skills will these individuals need? Do they always feel the same? Suggest to the class that they hold their own Science Fair. Do the children have a favourite toy? Keeping on schedule: Each group member needs to estimate how long it will take them to complete their section of the work so that they can let the editors know. Try to get a class set of cameras for a couple of weeks and set up a photography workshop.