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Frindle is a book that my kids relate to well, because they understand Nick's shenanigans. As I work through this realistic fiction novel, there are several literary devices that I focus on, but others could easily be incorporated into the breakdown.
You can spread the teaching out with a vocabulary day, reading day (with mini lesson), comprehension work, and then a literary device (with a follow up mini lesson of what was discovered in the text). I have used this unit for a small reading group, a large reading group, and as a whole class novel, as students chose their own Andrew Clements book to read for personal choice and we completed an author's study.