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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1) | Jeff Kinney
Boys dont keep diariesor do they? The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to Its 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 youre 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 Rowleys star starts to rise, Greg tries to use his best friends 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 dont expect me to be all Dear Diary this and Dear Diary that. Luckily for us, what Greg Heffley says he wont 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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SW-T
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"...the brain is like a muscle, and if you don't exercise it by reading and doing creative stuff, it'll get weak and mushy." - from the tagged book

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Owlizabeth
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#librarian #autism #mom #bookseller friends - please help! I have a 17 year old autistic son who hates reading, but has to do 20 minutes a day over the summer for school. His reading comprehension skills are very low and he only likes the Wimpy Kid books. We‘ve tried Big Nate, he wasn‘t a fan. He‘s huge into Nintendo. Any suggestions? #HELP #litsyloveslibraries

LibrarianRyan Last Kids on earth,
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Palimpsest Percy Jackson? Fablehaven? I know these are more fantasy based and not exactly like Nintendo games. Although there are some Nintendo comics if that counts. Nintendo comic systems and I think there are Zelda comics if you choose to google them. 3mo
Hoopiefoot Not Nintendo related but my nephew who doesn‘t like reading but really got into the Dragon Masters books. 3mo
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#bfc #bookishfitnesschallenge #week3checkin @wanderinglynn
With the holiday, my days are all topsy turvy & I just realized it‘s Saturday ... which means I forgot to post my checkin. I revised my goals to account for the new job (more importantly the commute) which doesn‘t give me as much time to exercise. This week:
3 gym workouts
2 yoga sessions
2 more audiobooks (6 total now)

Photo credit: my friend‘s daughter

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 a great week 3! (Oh and how I miss the days when I could read upside down like that. 😉) 4mo
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Kshakal
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We made our flip grid videos about our favorite book!!! He loves this book and has worked hard to read it this year!!! #teachersoflitsy

GatheringBooks awesome pic! 🧚🏼‍♀️📚 4mo
LauraBrook Way to go, little dude!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
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I thought that this book was cool because it tells a story of a kid that's having a hard time in middle school and it relates to me.

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Contemporary Realistic Fiction and was written in 2010. This book is about a young boy trying to find his way through middle school. Greg thinks middle school is hard especially when everyone thinks he's weird. When Greg tries to do something cool he just falls and tries again. His best friend Rowley gets on his nerve all the time until Greg does something stupid to break it off.

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megansimon

“I‘ll be famous one day, but for now I‘m stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons.”

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megansimon

I loved this book in elementary school and I‘m sure kids would still love it. Definitely a classroom staple in older grades.

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This book would be great for slightly older kids (4th and 5th grade) to read because it‘s something that they can or soon will be able to relate to. The illustrations are fun and the plot is simple. The book is fun and engaging.

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Makenziebrumfield

“First of all, let me get something straight: this is a JOURNAL, not a diary. I know what it says on the cover, but when Mom went out to buy this thing I SPECIFICALLY told her to get one that didn‘t say ‘diary‘ on it.”

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Makenziebrumfield

I think children would like reading this book because they know that when it ends, there are still more books that they can read about Greg Heffley (the journey doesn‘t “end”).

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Makenziebrumfield
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Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
A great prequel to the book, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”. I love that this author has made many different books about this character and how the story is told with cartoon illustrations.

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Diary of a wimpy kid, written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney is a New York Times bestseller and is a hilarious realistic fiction. I loved reading these books in middle school and was thrilled when they came out with the movie series based off the book. This book follows the life of a scrawny boy who is starting middle school and his hilarious friends.

Haleysantucci Each book is filled with stories that are geared to make you laugh! I would love for my students to do a dramatic read for this book as sort of a comical experience. I would utilize the UDL principle 1.3 by allowing them to act it out and give another visual representation of the story. 5mo
Haleysantucci I would use the ESOL strategy number 2 by having them work in small groups to read aloud dramatically to one another. 5mo
Haleysantucci https://www.wimpykidclub.co.uk/teachers-resources/ This is a site all for the diary of a wimpy kid series. It has lesson plans and teachers resources! #LAR3414sp19 5mo
LaGasseSam1996 I loved Diary of a Wimpy Kid as a kid. I think having students working in a small group would be a good idea for this book. It allows students to get feedback from one another. 5mo
DrSpalding This is another series much like Harry Potter that encouraged children to read and read so many books because of the alluring character and format including images somewhat like a graphic novel. 5mo
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sydneybrooks

You can‘t expect everyone to have the same dedication as you.

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sydneybrooks

My mom actually used this series to get my brother into reading when he was younger. He loved them and even still enjoys looking back through them!

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This is such a quick read! I think this would definitely ease kids into longer books. It‘s such a fun, up down story that I think many kids can really relate to.

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fandom_hellspawn99
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#AwkwardReads I decided to take a more literal approach 😂 #LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 6mo
vkois88 Lol I love your choices!!! I want to read them all. They all look fun and cute 6mo
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1. 🍓Strawberry
2. Remde by Neal Stephenson's -1042 pages! But it was so good!
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
4. Retired and reading while traveling in our schoolie bus/motor home🤙
@Eggs
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing ❣️ 6mo
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Tonight i'm working on my two book club books so that i will finish before the discussions. Mistborn has been an unexpectedly slow read for me. I hope it picks up soon! #mandmbookclub #bbbbc #scififantasybookclub

TheSpineView I am working on Mistborn also for the book club. I am about 20% into and it is starting to pick up. 8mo
phatsallylee @TheSpineView good to know. Though i hope it stays slow until friday. I can't afford an all-nighter this week! 8mo
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An Unlikely Story, Plainville, MA #SmallBusinessSaturday

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My boys went as Roderick and Greg to school this morning.

That-Bookish-Hiker This is awesome! 11mo
ladym30 Fantastic! 11mo
Foragingfantasy @That-Bookish-Hiker @ladym30 thanks y‘all! Scholastic books even posted them on their page!! https://www.facebook.com/scholasticparents/posts/10157295251857952? 10mo
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I like to browse the kids section every once in a while.

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Erothert
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This RF by Jeff Kinsey is a N.Y Times Bestseller. This book using comics to depicts a story of a boy named Greg who is struggling to fit in as he begins middle school. His mom suggests he writes his thoughts down but he doesn‘t like calling it a diary. Greg has some goofy friends and an older brother that add to the comedy of the book. I would use this an IR.

Erothert https://www.wimpykid.com/kits/WimpyKid-Book1-TeachingGuide-min.pdf is a teaching guide provided by the publisher to use along side the book. This teaching guide would cover UDL strategy 3.4 maximize transfer and generalization. And ESOL strategy 26. Maintain a library of supplementary books and workbooks written in simple English, which offer additional illustrations for problems. #UCFLAE3414SP18 14mo
DrSpalding Late submission. Excellent resource and alignment. 13mo
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a great RF book for students age 8 and up but I feel personally it‘s more suited for middle school students because of the content. The story is written as if it were a diary by Gregory about his day to day life in middle school. This book would be perfect for students to IR in middle school reading. The students would be able to really connect with this story because they are going through the same things daily.

Kaelya While reading the book students can write a reflection of the story and how they relate to it. The UDL is 3.1 to activate background knowledge, 3.2 to highlight the relationships in the story and 7.2 to hone in on the relevance of the book. The ESOL strategy I would use in the classroom would be 6 to make sure the students are comprehending the story correctly. #ucflae3414sub18 wimpykid.com 1y
Erothert I read this book and I like the idea of having students write a reflection regarding how they relate to the book! This is definitely a very relatable book for students this age 1y
SierraC Loved this book as a child! Students will love this book and the activities for it 1y
DrSpalding I‘m so glad you chose to read this. Excellent job connecting multiple universal design principles! 13mo
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Lizpixie
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Spent the weekend with this kid, she‘s gorgeous of course, she‘s my granbaby! When her mum came, she got upset & tried to hide so she could stay. I told her to go pick a book from my library to read(I have 2 shelves of kids books)that way she knew she was coming back coz she had to return it.She‘s not even 7yrs old yet so I expected a Disney picture book, nope. She chose the tagged book coz “that‘s what she reads now” #proudnanna #raisingreaders

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww precious 💗💗💗💗 1y
JoScho 💜💜💜 1y
TiredLibrarian You're doing grandparenting right! 😍 1y
Cathythoughts Nice grandmother !!! 1y
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I ran into this guy today. He shared his sting pack. He told me he has a new book coming out and to make sure all the kids know!!

Laura317 My kids will be thrilled! 1y
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We‘re reading this with my 8 year-old son for school. One of the joys of living in a multicultural family is the differences in pronunciation between myself and my husband.

In his Northern Irish accent “Creighton the Cretin” sounds like “crettin” instead of “creetin”!

InBooksILive Ohh Irish accents are my favorite 😍 lucky girl haha 1y
Libby1 @InBooksILive - ha ha! It can be fun and challenging! My 8 year-old son sometimes tries to correct my pronunciation, too, but I draw the line there! 1y
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Listening to Jeff Kinney with my youngest. #mcfaddenlecture #indypl

JenaJenkins I wanted to go!!! So glad you made it. :) I watched a lacrosse practice instead. 😕 2y
VanChocStrawberry It was good! We left before we got any books signed. People are probably still in line now and we were at the back. #notkidding #its945 2y
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This book is great for a RA or S. It‘s a cute book to read for 5th graders who are about to enter into middle school. This book comes in a series and currently there are 18 books total!!! This book was also made into a movie. The book is about a boy named Greg and all of the struggles he faces in middle school. The most important thing to remember is DO NOT TOUCH THE STINKY CHEESE. #UCFLAE3414SP18

V.DeQuattro The following website is an interview with the author who wrote Diary of a wimpy kid, Jeff Kinney: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/videos/teaching-content/jeff-kinney-home-kin... 2y
V.DeQuattro This series of fiction books have become very popular for elementary students. The book won over the kids hearts. It even won the kids choice award for the favorite book award. A great UDL strategy would be 6.1. Ask the 5th graders what their goals are for middle school and if they think they will go through some of the things Greg did in Diary of a Wimpy Kid. 2y
V.DeQuattro A great EL strategy would be 3. What are their thoughts on going to middle school? 2y
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DrSpalding I‘m not sure that storytelling would work but read aloud and literature circles for sure. This would be an excellent author for your author study. Your resource highlights him and his drawing ability. Well done. 2y
V.DeQuattro I chose sorry telling because I read a lot to my little cousins and they love these books. I do agree that it may not work in the classroom though. These books kind of reflect real life situations and what really happens to students, it‘s awesome! @DrSpalding 2y
DrSpalding Yes! RF in graphic novel format. My youngest has read most of them.🙂📚 2y
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😅😅😅

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Ok this might seem weird because this is targeted to kids in late elementary school to early middle school but I LOVE this book. It feels so relatable because I'm in 7th grade and most of the 7th graders I used to know and know now it feels like I'm in his shoes. I also thought it was super funny. Again most of the 7th graders I've met over the years went through the same things as Greg does. Anyway I love this book and this is a really good book.

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚😀👍Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/
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Someone come to my house and do this to my bathroom. Seen at an amazing bookstore in Mass. owned by the writer of the "Wimpy kid" series.

saresmoore So cool! 2y
Suet624 Wow! 2y
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Dress as your favorite story book character! (I cut holes in the eyes for her to see after I took a photo). Super easy and super fun! #favoritestorybookcharacter #literarycostumes #costume

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ismari212
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid written by Jeff Kinney is a RF novel. It's about a boy name Greg and he tries to fit in in middle school. Him and his friend tries different ideas to get popular like joining the wrestling team but it doesn't work out. This book ia good for IR. EL- 38 and UDL-6.1 https://www.wimpykidclub.co.uk/teachers-resources/
This website gives lesson plans, projects, activities, ways to get reluctant readers and free teacher starter kit.

DrSpalding This series of books is one that many young boys have fallen in love with. What's great about series is that if you can get them hooked on the first one, they may read many after that to find out what happens to the characters they enjoy so much. 2y
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This kid speaks to my soul.

riversong153 Hahahahahaha 2y
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I dont know if its because im older now, but I didnt enjoy it as much and found myself to be very frustrated with Greg and his selfishness. But, it did bring me back to when I first started reading the books.
3/5 stars

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I just finished this one on #audiobook and found it hysterically funny! I work with kids and this sounded so much like the way they think. Quick read and I know I missed out on the comics from the print but that's okay as it was still a lot of fun to listen to.

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As an adult I probably won't ever read them all but I've enjoyed the first one twice already. Not sure if I ever want to see the movies. Anyone know if the movies are as funny as the books?

Laura317 The movies are cute. My kiddos love them. 2y
OrangeMooseReads My son loves these books 👍🏽 and the movies are decent (edited) 2y
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Lihanah
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My kids love the Wimpy Kid series, so it was time for mom to see what the hype was about. Greg leads the typical life of a middle school student. He has a comical style of sharing his experiences, dodging bullies and hanging out with his friend. As an adult the book was so-so, but I can see the kid appeal. I read the first of the series, but will not continue on with the other books.
P.S. The end made me seriously gag! #UCFSouthLakeLAE3414SummerA

Mskay The book definitely has a relatable theme for kids! My son loved all of the books and now even in Middle School would read the next one when it comes out. 2y
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Managed to sneak another book into April so that's 11 books in total. All-ages comic for #readharder2017 ✅ 3 1/2 ⭐

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I listened to the audio book for this one, it was halarious. This kid like most of us, at a young age, has no idea that he's his holding himself back. Also, this is a perfect comparison to adult life. Most of us are standing in our own way.

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Day 24 @bookriot challenge: who knew that #diaryofawimpykid would make the perfect #rainbowbookstack #riotgrams

tournevis Lovely! 3y
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#DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 📕📗📘📙

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Happy Saturday!!! ❤️ #raisingreaders My 6 year old was reading out to us. He did so good, I'm amazed.

398.2 Cute pic! 😀 3y
Foragingfantasy @398.2 it's was my sons idea! He ran in with a book for each of us and wanted me to take a pic of us all reading wimpy kid together. 3y
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This was an amusing little book! It even had me laughing out loud a bit. I can definitely see why 2 of my sons love this series. Now my youngest son and I have to figure out how to turn it into a 2-4 minute book talk... #ReadingWithKids #BookTalk

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I'm reading this so I can help my 10 year old son write a book talk about it for school. He love's this book and has spent the last few weeks devouring the series. He struggled for a long time when he was learning to read, so I am extremely happy to see that he's turning into a bit of a book lover.

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When It came time to decorate for Christmas, I removed this book set. I was actually somewhat happy to have it gone from our family room shelves. I was surprised when my son expressed regret that they were gone, telling me that they "look cool on the shelves". Who can argue with that? So they are back.

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