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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal, Grade 7

This semi-autobiographical journal/cartoon book by Jeff Kinney — in the guise of seventh-grader Greg Heffley — is available only online, with new pages added each day. Kids can follow the hilarious trials and tribulations of Greg by logging in daily.

Enrichment Activities

An Interview with Jeff Kinney

  • Kids will enjoy reading this interview, which will give them a sense of what makes Jeff Kinney tick. Afterward, they can write their reactions to the interview. They could answer questions such as these: What did you learn that surprised you? Did reading the interview help you understand the story better? How? What would you like to ask Mr. Kinney?

    Problem Summary

  • Use the Title, Character, Problem graphic organizer to summarize one of Greg's problems and related events.

    Greg Heffley Song

  • Write a song about Greg. Choose a song you know and like, then create new lyrics about Greg's life. Grab some of your classmates to perform the song karaoke-style, or create a music video for the new tune.

    TV Talk Show

  • Create a mock TV talk show with your classmates. One person can be the host and the other people can play the roles of Greg, his Mom, his Dad, Rodrick, Manny, or one of Greg's friends or schoolmates. The host can ask questions related to the book as well as ones that go beyond what you have read about Greg.

    Greg at Age 35

  • Predict Greg's future! Imagine what Greg will be like when he is 35. What kind of job will he have? Will he get married? What will he be like as a father?

    Start Your Own Journal

  • Start your own journal in the style of Greg Heffley. You may want to illustrate it or decorate it with photos or cutouts from magazines. You can use clipart from your computer.
  • Resources

    All About Journals
    Here you'll find lots of helpful information about journals — writing journals, guidelines, topics, and more.

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