Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It Finally Arrived!

I don't know about your students but my 3rd graders were waiting so patiently,
for their autographed copy to arrive! Today was the BIG day..
I swear half the class ordered a copy about a month ago from scholastic..
.and asked me each and every day " Is it HERE yet?"
So I had to do something..
I have not read any of the books in the series so I searched around ,
and found a few million good lessons floating around on the web..(who knew)
The official site is full of games, author info., news, and all sorts of cool stuff. 
Needless to say we had a very "silly" afternoon..
  • An Interview with Jeff Kinney
    Students will enjoy reading this interview, which will give them a sense of what makes Jeff Kinney tick. Afterward, have them write their reactions to the interview. They could answer questions such as these:

  • What did you learn that surprised you? Did reading the interview help you understand the story better? How? What would you like to ask Mr. Kinney?

  • Character Analysis
    Analyze Greg Heffley and the other characters in his journal using the Character Chart.

  • Problem Summary
    Use the Title, Character, Problem graphic organizer to summarize one of Greg's problems and related events.

  • Start Your Own Journal
    Start your own journal in the style of Greg Heffley. You may want to illustrate it or decorate it

  • with photos or cutouts from magazines. You can use clip-art from your computer.

  • All About Journals

  • Helpful Rubrics
    The following rubrics can all be useful with journal-writing assignments.
    Scoring Rubric: Narrative Based on Personal Experiences
    Scoring Rubric: Fictional Narrative
    Scoring Rubric: Expression
    Writing Self-Assessment


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    1 comment:

    Kristen said...

    Thanks for this Melissa! My students are crazy about these books too!! Loved that picture--too cute :)