Literature: "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: series by Jeff Kinney
This site provides biographical information, book synopses, and recommended links from the author. Additional sites give interactive cartooning for students and examples of writing in a diary or journal. Sites connecting to story elements and diary writing are included for graphic novel writing projects similar to “The Wimpy Kid” series.
Reading Rockets: "Video Interview with Jeff Kinney
Watch the video interview to learn more about Jeff Kinney, author of "The Wimpy Kid" series.
WebEnglishTeachere: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Use this link for a variety of activities from lesson plans, vocabulary Bingo, and a prewriting activity based on "Diary of a Wimpy Kid".
Official Site of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
This site contains biographical information, book synopsis, press clippings, author approved links, and author contact information. The Cheese touch game is included as is "Wimp Yourself", a interactive character creation game. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Spaghetti Book Club: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
Look at all the book reviews by kids for Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series.
WatchKnowLearn: Jeff Kinney
Check out this video in which Jeff Kinney gives writing tips to an audience. This video takes place at Borders Bookstore.
Professor Garfield's Comics Lab
This site provides an interactive avenue for students to create comic strips. A tutorial is available and drawing lessons by Jim Davis teach students how to draw Garfield, clowns, princesses and superheroes. Comics Lab Extreme uses techniques to drag and drop any artwork to print and save for a student-generated graphic novel.
ReadWriteThink: Examining Story Elements Using Story Map Comic Strips
This site provides a lesson plan in which students read and analyze a text, identify the story elements, and create a six-frame comic strip illustrating five story elements using Comic Creator.
This site provides students a way to make short visual stories. Students are able to read created stories, create their own story, and send their stories to friends.
Welcome to MakeBeliefs Comix
Create your own comic strip for any level of student. Teacher resources are available. A large variety of characters, word and thought balloons, background options and objects enable students to be very creative. Students may use Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Latin to create their comic strip.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days book trailer
Check out this book trailer on SchoolTube produced by sixth graders.
FunBrain's Journal of Greg Heffley
Turn the pages of Greg Heffley's journal, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, to view the daily events in a wimpy kid's life. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This site provides interactive step by step tutorials of characters students select to draw.
NOTE: This site contains ads.
eThemes Resource: Literature: Story Elements
These sites have hands-on activities and graphic organizers to help students understand the different story elements, including plot, setting, and characterization. Also learn about sequencing and cause and effect. There are links to eThemes Resources on character traits, book activities, and graphic organizers.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Diary and Journal Writing
These sites have information about diary and journal writing. There are examples of and how to's for writing diaries and journals. Includes writing prompts and lesson plans. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Teaching Tips: Using Online Journals and Blogs and Writing: Prompts.