This is a graphic organizer created to use as pre-writing for a creative writing assignment. After reading the book, Frindle by Andrew Clements, children should place themselves in the shoes of the main character by planning to create their own original word. First, they select any item from their desk and invent a new name for it. Then, the students are guided in recalling the business process described on pages 78-83 by Bud Lawrence, who endorses the word "frindle" with merchandise and more.
Once this is planned, the creative writing prompt to follow might be: "Using your pre-writing sheet, describe your new word and what it is. Write about the business process you would set up to make your new word a success like Nick did!"