Frindle as a novel study?

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    I am thinking of doing a novel study on Frindle next week. This is a story from our basil so I thought it would be more fun to do a novel study. Any cool ideas???
     
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    I haven't done a novel study with it, but I read it out loud to my fifth graders, and they absolutely loved the story! It might be fun to have your class do some kindof author study along with the book. Frindle's author (I'm completely blanking on his name!!) wrote some other fabulous books too. Doing an author study might open students' eyes to other possible books they would enjoy.
     
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    Isn't it Andrew Clements?? I'm also blanking on the name and that's what popped into my head. I wanted to read aloud Frindle to my fifth graders but they already had it read aloud to them last year :( I still haven't had a chance to read that book.
     
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    I met Andrew Clements at a conference and he signed my Frindle book!! He was a great speaker. All of his books are great. I read them for my own enjoyment.
     
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    We did Frindle and I used the report form from Edhelper..( all the stuff that follows was freeform next year I will be better prepared to have better activities). As soon as we started reading the kids realized that we had a "Nick" in our class. This kid has the best imagination. Anyway that
    set them to making up their own inventions. The book also sent them into the dictionary. they found all kinds of words that were strange to them, we looked up some origins on them but then during lunch they all made up stories as to how the words came into being and of course they also started making new words. we wrote with Frindles and Fencils for a month.
     
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    Frindle is a great book to read, easy reading for fifth graders. It is a great one to dramatize. Students love it!
     
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