Diary of a Wimpy Kid Characters
Updated: 4/17/2019
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Characters
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Character Maps

Character Map

By Rebecca Ray and Natasha Lupiani

For many literary works, especially novels, character development is quintessential. Literary characters drive the action and conflict; they create a reason for a story to exist. Mapping characters can be as simple as asking students to fill in charts that track important aspects of characters, or as complex as noting traits that categorize them as an archetype.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Lesson Plans

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a realistic fiction novel, humorously describes the troubles of being in middle school and trying to fit in with integrated text and drawings. This is the first book in the immensely popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Greg Heffley relays his thoughts and experiences through his “diary”, which he explains from the very beginning is supposed to be a journal - carrying around a diary is just asking to get beat up. Greg introduces his parents, his younger brother Manny, who is treated like a prince, and his mean older brother, Rodrick. Greg also describes his friendship with his nerdy and socially clueless friend Rowley.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Storyboard Description

Greg Heffley and the gang! Help students keep track of characters from Diary of a Wimpy Kid with a graphic organizer!

Storyboard Text

  • Greg Heffley
  • Physical/Character Traits:
  • How does this character change over time?
  • • middle school boy • scrawny • innocent
  • • Greg tries to fit in and be popular at school. • Greg is stuck between his too-cool, older brother and his spoiled, baby brother.
  • What challenges does this character face?
  • • This character changed slightly; he does not rat out his friend, Rowley, like he normally would.
  • Mom
  • Physical/Character Traits:
  • How does this character interact with the main character?
  • What challenges does this character face?
  • Dad
  • Physical/Character Traits:
  • How does this character interact with the main character?
  • What challenges does this character face?
  • Rodrick
  • Physical/Character Traits:
  • How does this character interact with the main character?
  • Manny
  • Physical/Character Traits:
  • How does this character interact with the main character?
  • Rowley
  • Physical/Character Traits:
  • How does this character interact with the main character?
  • What challenges does this character face?
  • What challenges does this character face?
  • What challenges does this character face?