Frindle Novel Study

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2nd - 4th
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Novel studies are so much fun and this Frindle Novel Study is no exception! This 100+ page no-prep novel study unit is the perfect accompaniment to the book 'Frindle’ by Andrew Clements. Through this unit, your students will love developing their reading and comprehension skills. They will also analyze characters, create setting descriptions, develop vocabulary skills and enjoy engaging writing activities based on events in the book. Also included are fun cross curricular activities based on the themes in the book. This Frindle Novel Study also includes chapter quizzes with an answer key so you will be able to assess your students' understanding of the story.

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What's included:

★ Full teacher instructions and ideas for use

★ Student project cover page

Character Studies

★ Nick

★ Mrs Granger

★ Nick and Mrs Granger character comparison

★ Character Comparison

★ Nick character changes

Setting Descriptions

★ Classroom setting description plan and writing activity

Reading Activities

★ Author research - all about Andrew Clements

★ Text to self connections

★ Text to text connections

★ Text to world connections

★ Cause and effect

★ Problem and solution

★ Frindle book review

Writing Activities

★ My Class Rules

★ The New Word (dilemma exploration)

★ Mrs Granger's Letter

★ The Westfield Gazette (newspaper report)

★ Create a persuasive poster to advertise frindles

★ Nick's thoughts - exploration of character

★ Persuade others to read Frindle

★ Explore themes in novel

Vocabulary Activities

★ Explore vocabulary in Frindle (definitions)

★ Arrange words in alphabetical order

★ Invent own words for everyday objects

★ Explore new words in dictionary

★ Irregular past tense verbs

Cross Curricular Activities

★ Dictionary facts

★ Comparison of communication technologies when book was written and today

★ Create town map of setting, Westfield

★ Chapter summary activities

★ Chapter comprehension quizzes (answers included)

Both US and UK spelling options included.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Use glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).


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