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Diary of a Wimpy Kid #10: Old School



Last updated Monday, July 1, 2019

Author: Jeff Kinney
Date of Publication: 2015
ISBN: 1419717014
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jul. 2019

Synopsis: Life was better in the old days. Or was it? That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world. With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like Greg?

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  Have you read any other "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books?
•  Do you have a diary or journal?
•  Based on the book description on the back: What does it mean to unplug? Could you do it? For how long?

Vocabulary
•  privacy
•  eye to eye
•  petition
•  evolved
•  curfew

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  What kind of technology will there be when you have kids?
•  What is the best/most helpful invention?
•  What pets & family members live at your house?
•  What is your morning/bedtime routine?

Craft ideas:
•  Draw a comic strip based on yourself
•  Draw a chart of your morning/bedtime routine
•  Draw/create a new type of technology to help you
•  Check our craft ideas on Pinterest!
https://www.pinterest.com/readingtokids/july-2019/

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!