This is the REVISED literature unit for the first book in the Big Nate series, which has great similarity to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The two-week unit focuses on figurative language since the book is "chock full" of idiomatic expressions and modern slang and also discusses first person point of view. There are vocab lists, questions to check understanding, idiomatic expression matching activities and other activities that help students better understand point of view.
As a fun bonus, there is also a CARD GAME called DETENTION! This can be played as a culminating activity. Everything that you need to play the card game is included.
Another BONUS in this zip file is the BIG NATE BOOK OF GREATNESS which is a 10-page reading journal that allows Big Nate fans to reflect upon the moments of greatness in the 8 novels in the Big Nate series. This product is also available individually on my Teachers Pay Store.
This book is really great for reluctant readers and, with a sixth grade protagonist, can be used as low as third grade and as high as sixth grade.
I hope that you and the Big Nate fans in your life enjoy this bundle! If you do, be sure to rate it for me!