Meet Meg, Amy, Kevin, and Ethan and follow them through their summer adventures!
We meet Meg on her last day of school after her teacher gives her a diary as a goodbye gift. Read Meg’s personal diary to learn about making friends, earning and saving money, the responsibilities of having a pet, teamwork and sports, clothes, weather, emotions and much more!
Develop your child’s reading proficiency with this fun collection of Meg’s daily experiences. Your child will learn new vocabulary, build their deduction skills, begin to understand story sequencing, and develop their inference skills. To further reinforce these abilities, each diary entry is followed with a set of important vocabulary words, questions and corresponding answers about each day, and a writing prompt with space to write.
Encourage your child to use at least one word a day outside of reading time. The goal is to get them to incorporate these words into their own lives. Every word is beginner/elementary level vocabulary.
Questions and Answers
The answers provided are full sentences and on the higher elementary level. These are example sentences and should not be copied word for word. Your child will have their own way of writing. It is important to check your child’s answers for story comprehension, rather than grammar and spelling (Although that is important too…but if your own English isn’t good enough to check grammar…don’t worry!) Get your child in the habit of also writing in complete sentences. This may be hard at first, but it will get easier as you go! Most questions cannot be answered with a simple, “yes” or “no,” but if you come across a question that can, have your child explain why they chose their answer.
With the writing prompt, don’t worry too much about checking for grammar and spelling mistakes. The purpose of these writing prompts is to get your child excited to write. Praise their effort. If your child gets stuck, it’s always good to read the diary entry again for ideas since the prompt always relates!
These activities are meant to help guide a parent through at-home lessons. For teachers, each chapter can easily turn into an entire lesson. Come up with your own activities based on each day. For example, in the final entry, Ethan uses the first letter of everyone’s name to make the word “M.A.K.E.” Have students make an acrostic poem with their own name.
Meg is a character that is dear to my heart. She was the spunky little girl I wanted to be when I was younger. In addition to helping your child with their English learning journey, I hope Meg, Amy, Kevin, and Ethan can help teach your child social skills, values, and the importance of being true to themselves. Happy learning!