Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Read-Aloud: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

What we're reading together...Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a realistic fiction series (Level S-- 3rd or 4th grade) with seven books so far. (It's also a movie!)

It's a novel in graphic cartoons so it's important for kids to see the pictures as you read and it's a great book for a shared reading time via projector.

The main character Greg Heffley suffers from hilarious problems that he obliviously creates for himself.

This book is a favorite with kids and can be a fabulous way to entice the reluctant older reader because the reading level is low but the subject matter and interest level is higher. It's even popular with adults-- my brother-in-law enjoyed it so much he agreed to painted the mural for me in the library (see photo above).

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