The students practice silent reading as well as reading comprehension with the scene on Christmas in the main character's family. Listening comprehension as well as writing skills are advanced with regard to Greg's New Year's Eve
The students are to unscramble the pictures of a picture story. They are to understand the story and familiarize themselves with appropriate vocabulary by correcting wrong statements, matching notes with pictures and parts of sentences belonging together and answering questions.
This section provides an exemplary class test. The students are to deal with the novel's topics and main propositions in a rather personal way.