Lesson 1 (from Section 1: Pages 1-48)
Jeff Kinney is the author of the novel. The aim of this lesson is to examine the author's life and writing.
Class Discussion: How long did it take Kinney to publish his first Wimpy Kid book? Where was his book first published in installments? Why did he think it would be impossible to get his first Wimpy Kid book published? What was his intended audience for the books? How did that influence his writing style? What did he like to read as a child? How did those books influence him? Why does he describe himself as a "painfully slow writer and illustrator"? When does he often write? Why does he say that his writing squeezes the time he spends with family? How did he combine his love for cartooning with writing? What does honesty have to do with his writing?
Activity: Divide the students into...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(e), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(e), 11-12.7
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