Frindle Literature Guide Novel Study

Ruth S.
Grade Levels
4th - 6th, Homeschool
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87 pages
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Frindle Literature Guide

This literature guide for Frindle, by Andrew Clements, includes a wide range of reading comprehension activities that cover essential language arts strategies.

Ready to print worksheets include open ended questions for all chapters, setting, character traits, themes, cause/effect, problem/solution, figurative language, response to text, vocabulary by chapter, parts of speech, verb tenses, punctuation, capitalization, summarizing, extension questions, author’s point of view, comparison of characters, writing a television commercial script with a rubric and more.

A bonus nonfiction informational article provides students with background information about the Bill of Rights, specifically freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Questions and answers are provided. A vocabulary activity with a chart is included that requires students to use a dictionary to find meanings of words in the article.

Detailed teacher instructions for pre-reading, reading and post reading activities are given. All worksheets have explanations for students and directions of how to use.

This literature guide is aligned with the Common Core for grades 4, 5 and 6 (Informational Test and Literacy Standards) to accommodate a wide range of learners in each grade. Not all standards are listed in the product description. They're listed on a separate page in the packet.

If your state doesn't align with the Core, all essential ELA strategies are covered and there are extension activities as well.
No student pages in this packet have the Standards listed on them.

It's recommended these sheets be used with small groups or partners, to provide students with the opportunity to discuss and collaborate for answers. Open-ended questions are provided without answers. Answers are provided for some worksheets.

The total packet is 87 pages. 72 are student worksheets. Others are teacher suggestions, websites and other information.

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Common Core
Common Core Figurative Language Use with any book or story
Common Core Reading Themes Use with any book or story
Common Core Reading Standards Main Idea Use with any book or story
Common Core Setting Comparisons Use with any book or story.
Common Core Foundational Skills Task Cards Common Core Character Comparisons Use with any book or story

Nonfiction BingoNonfiction Detective Task Cards
NonfictionText Four Important FactsNonfiction Find It and Check It Great nonfiction resource to help students work with and identify nonfiction features.

Check out my snowball activities!
Snowball Antonyms
Snowball Synonyms
Snowball Math Addition Subtraction
Snowball Math Multiplication and Division

Similes Metaphors and More Use with any book or story
Novel Response Cards Use with any book or story. VERY popular resource!
Freak the Mighty Themes
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Activities
Love that Dog,Test
Maniac Magee 32 Page Packet
Maniac Magee Bullying
Maniac Magee Vocabulary
Maniac Magee Fortunate and Unfortunate Events If you purchased my Maniac Magee packet, please do no purchase this. It is in the packet.
Tiger Rising Activities
Where the Red Fern Grows Activities
A Single Shard Literary Activities
A Wrinkle in Time Literary Activities
Because of Winn Dixie Kate DiCamillo
Brians Winter Student Worksheets
Woodsong Packet
Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Hatchet Student Worksheets
Holes by Louis Sachar Student Worksheets
Bridge to Terabithia Student Worksheets
A Wrinkle in Time Whole Book Assessment and Extension Activities
Al Capone Does My Shirt Student Worksheets
Book Report Trifold Use With Any Novel
Chasing Vermeer 65 Comprehension Activities

Design a Game Book Report Students create games for books they read in class. Teachers, students and parents love this project. It encourages students to read other genre. Have a game day and invite other classes or parents!

Hoot Student Worksheets
Reading Response Cards Packet

Vocabulary Detectives Task Cards 5
Vocabulary Detectives Task Cards 4

Book Report Trifold Use with any book or story.
Bloom Ball Reports Use with any fiction, nonfiction or subject. VERY popular resource!
Sequence Packet
Fairy Tales Worksheet PacketFun! Imagine Cinderella's glass slipper is a sneaker and she arrives to the ball in a limo. Students love these activities!
Idioms are Fun Packet Have a frog in your throat? Students don't seem to know what common idioms mean. They'll have fun discussing the literal and true meanings of them. Laminate these cards for future use.
Irregular Past and Participle Forms of Verbs
Making Connections Packet
The Kite Runner

Total Pages
87 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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