This pack offers tons of comprehension activities to support Frindle by Andrew Clements. This mega pack is perfect for differentation.
Comprehension Questions and Reading Guide - This pack can be used in a whole group setting, a small guided reading setting, or given as homework and chapter reviews. Each chapter offers between two and four text dependent focus questions, depending on the depth and length of the chapter - 34 questions in all. These focus questions cover important skills such as inferences, characterization, compare/contrast, cause/effect, figurative language, sequencing, and main idea. To support higher level thinking, students are asked to cite examples from the text when responding to questions.
Create a New Word Activities Set - This resource offers five different word exploration activities designed to match the novel. Each of the activities includes student friendly directions.
Newspaper Writing Activity - In chapter eleven of Frindle, Nick Allen’s big scheme hits the newsstands. This activity will require students to analyze the issues from both points of view. First, students will write a short article explaining Nick’s side of the story. Next, students will switch roles and explain Mrs. Granger’s point of view. Lastly, students will add an illustration and caption to support the article. Three templates are offered. Perfect for multi-level classrooms. A grading rubric is attached.
Character Report Card Activity - The report cards are designed so students can analyze the characters at the beginning of the story, and then again at the end of the story. As the characters change, their “grades” will change also. For example, students may believe that Nick is an irresponsible prankster in the first few chapters, but by the end of the story, Nick has grown into a responsible young man. While Mrs. Granger may seem like the enemy at the beginning, readers learn that she has been supporting Nick all along. Teachers may ask students to provide their own comments in the comments section, or pull quotations from the text to support their response
Welcome New Words Activity - Every year, Americans add new words to our language. Many of these words are used occasionally and disappear, but some words become official when they are added to the dictionary. Use this simple printable to show students how our language is constantly changing based on our needs. This download features 23 technology related words that have been added to the dictionary in recent years. A short definition for each word, and the year it was added to the dictionary is also included
A graphic organizer designed to allow students to summarize each chapter is also included.
Detailed teacher guides are provided.
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