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Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2)



Last updated Monday, August 6, 2012

Author: Jeff Kinney
Date of Publication: 2008
ISBN: 0810994739
Grade Level: 5th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Aug. 2012

Synopsis: Whatever you do, don’t ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn’t want to talk about it.

As Greg enters the new school year, he’s eager to put the past three months behind him . . . and one event in particular. Unfortunately for Greg, his older brother, Rodrick, knows all about the incident Greg wants to keep under wraps. But secrets have a way of getting out . . . especially when a diary is involved.

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  Do you have an older sibling? Do you ever feel bullied by him/her?
•  Do you have a younger sibling? Do you bully him/her?
•  Have you seen the movie?
•  Have you read any other Diary of a Wimpy Kid books?

Vocabulary
•  Hypothermia: low body temperature
•  Decoy: trap

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  What kind of relationship does Greg have with Rodrick?
•  What is the Cheese Touch?

Craft ideas:
•  Word search provided

*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!