Activity Overview

Provide students with a question or prompt to answer with a storyboard using textual evidence. The example prompt is, "What complications does Greg experience with his friend Rowley?"

Possible answers to the prompt include:

  • “Rowley ended up getting grounded for that whole haunted house mess yesterday. He’s not allowed to watch TV for a week, AND he’s not allowed to have me over at his house during that time.”

  • “But I guess he had his heart set on rolling that snowball down the hill, and he was really mad. But get this: Rowley was mad at ME for what DAD did.”

  • “Well, me and Rowley have officially been ex-friends for about a month now, and to be honest with you, I’m better off without him.”

Other prompts include:

  • Why does the author include drawings throughout the text?
  • Why is it ironic that Greg would be the one to have the Cheese Touch?

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Create a storyboard that answers the prompt using at least three examples from Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Click on "Add / Delete Cells" to change the number of examples.

  1. Type the question into the central black box.
  2. Think about examples from the text that support your answer.
  3. Type text evidence in the description boxes. Paraphrase or quote directly from the text.
  4. Illustrate each example using scenes, characters, items, etc.

Lesson Plan Reference

Common Core Standards
  • [ELA-Literacy/RL/5/1] Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)

Text Evidence
Answer the given question using at least three examples from the text.
Proficient Emerging Beginning
Support from Text
Examples chosen fully support the answer to the question.
Some of the examples answer the question correctly, but not all.
Most of the examples do not support the answer to the question.
Quote / Text
Evidence provided from the text is properly quoted or paraphrased.
There are some minor mistakes in the quote / description from text.
Quote or paraphrase is incomplete or confusing.
Illustration of Examples
Ideas are well organized. Images clearly illustrate the examples from the text.
Ideas are organized. Most images help to show the examples from the text.
Ideas are not well organized. Images are difficult to understand.

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