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It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself in middle school, where smaller kids share the hallways with bigger kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary. Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who illustrates 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. "This book was laugh-out-loud funny throughout and I would recommend it to not only kids, but anyone who can appreciate humor books." "It is really great book - it is funny and good for the whole family." If you enjoyed this book, you will be pleased to know that there are eight more books in the "Wimpy Kid" series. Related:  Reading

Diary of a Wimpy Kid <a href=" target="_blank"><img src=" width="728" height="90" border="0" alt="click here">click here</a> Home > Reading <a href=" Diary of a Wimpy Kid To help put the right book in each reader's hands, consider the following comprehensive text complexity analyses within your instructional plans. Quantitative Measures 950 is the Lexile Level Source: National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers.[1] Reader and Task Considerations What do you want your students to accomplish with the text, and how will you implement this in your lesson? 1. 2.

The Four Things Students Need to Create Good Book Trailers Creating book trailer videos is a great alternative to a traditional written book report assignment. In a book trailer video students highlight their favorite elements of a story and try to entice viewers to read the book themselves. Much like a movie trailer that tries to get viewers to watch the full movie, a book trailer should give viewers just enough to be interested in the full story without giving away the conclusion to the story. A script/ outline: Before I let students start to assemble a video, I make them write a script or outline for the video. Images: Your students will want to use pictures in their videos to represent key elements and characters in the books they have read. It's not always possible for students to use images they own. Audio recordings: At a minimum your students will need to have a music track in their book trailer videos. Many of the aforementioned video editing tools offer sound effects too.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal (Literature Guide, Grades 4-8) Highlights Free Gift with Newsletter Sign-Up Do you receive our free newsletters? We send out seasonal content tie-ins, topical resources, and daily activities. And now when you sign up for any TeacherVision newsletter, we'll send you a packet of our most popular back-to-school essentials as a free gift! Halloween Happy Halloween! Kids love this holiday and all the spooky decorations, games, and stories that go along with it. Videos Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? October Calendar of Events October is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Bullying Prevention Month October is Bullying Prevention Month, and it's a crucial topic for teachers and administrators to address.

Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy KidThe official site. Diary of a Wimpy KidRead the book online. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff KinneyA variety of reading strategies, including an anticipation guide, a graphic organizer, and vocabulary Bingo. Diary of a Wimpy KidSix pages of cross-curricular activities, discussion questions, and related links. Diary of a Wimpy KidOnline activities Strong Memoirs Inspired by a Wimpy DiaryA teacher discusses a prewriting activity based on Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Let's read together! - Billy Elliot - Mia Smith Jag är ingen litteraturmänniska. Jag vet inte hur många gånger jag sagt dessa ord. Under lärarutbildningen valde jag i största möjliga utsträckning de kurser som fokuserade på lingvistik, snarare än litteratur. Inom ramen för läslyftet arbetar jag och mina kollegor just nu med modulen Samtal om text. En kollega upplyste mig om att vi hade en klassuppsättning av en enkel version av Billy Elliot. Boken är en så kallad easy reader på nivå 3. Läsning Eleverna fick, efter att jag läst på ordentligt inom ramen för Läslyftet, skriva läsloggar, där de svarar på frågorna enskilt. I koppling till detta har jag också visat korta snuttar ur filmen och från musikalen som är baserad på filmen. Skrivande Projektet är ännu inte avslutat. Muntlig presentation En ytterligare uppgift eleverna ska få är att skapa ett kort videomeddelande till mig kopplat till filmen. Så, kunde jag gjort annorlunda? Ämnesövergripande tankar kring läsning

a Mentor Text Suggestion for Narrative & Memoir Writing The chapter book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid written by Jeff Kinney, creates an interesting twist with journal writing. The main character, Greg Heffley, documents his experiences in a journal at his mother’s suggestion. He is mortified because his mom buys him a diary when he specifically requested a journal. Boys don’t keep a diary; that is a girly thing. I have found that my students can really relate to Greg and are always eager to hear his stories. My students absolutely love this book and there are numerous memoir prompts that can be used to help students tap into their memorable moments. After reading and sharing a journal entry from the book, I have the students brainstorm their own ideas. Looking for complete writing lessons based on chapter books? Thank you for using the WritingFix website!

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject As avid lovers of literature, teachers often find themselves wanting to impart every bit of knowledge about a well-loved text to their students. And this is not just an ELA issue—other disciplines also often focus on the content of a text. However, teaching reading skills in English classes and across the disciplines is an almost guaranteed way to help students retain content. Unfortunately, the tendency to focus on the content is a real enemy to the ultimate goal of building reading skills. Without a repertoire of reading strategies that can be applied to any text, students are being shortchanged in their education. Teach Close Reading Skills Guide students in annotation by directing them to do more than highlight or underline. The list of possibilities is endless—the point is to have students form their own process when approaching a text. Appeal to the Senses Guide Students in Setting Reading Goals Vary Text Length Offer Opportunities for Choice Reading Assess Content and Skill

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