Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wimp Yourself

The film version of Diary of a Wimpy Kid opens soon, and there is a cute promotional interactive our kids would love, in which you can create your own "wimpy" character. This series is pretty popular with kids, and (almost) anything that gets kids reading is good!

Language Lens:
  • This site could be used to connect with and verbally discuss a passage from one of the books; a good chunk of text, in fact, is available here.
  • The "wimp" creation tool is schematic in terms of body parts, and also includes some facial expressions, always a good target for students with social-cognitive deficits.
  • The character you create is easily exportable, which might lend itself to a follow-up descriptive writing activity or perhaps a narrative about a time the student felt "wimpy."

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