Frindle

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  1. tinadog

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    Aug 19, 2008

    Does anybody have any projects for Frindle? All I can find are comprehension questions but I also want to teach literary elements and have some FUN.
     
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    I haven't used this book, but I did see that Barnes and Noble had a box of Frindles. (pens labeled "Frindle")
     
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    I read this book to my 3rd graders last year... They loved it, and although I didn't read it to teach specific literary elements, my kids took it upon themselves to extend their learning. (they were quite an eager bunch--searching for unknown words in the dictionary, creating short dramas, discussing the story during free time etc). I hope someone else has some ideas for using Frindle, but even if they don't the story is still great on its own!
     
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    Why not have the students create a name for another common school supply? You could put them in groups, and each group would have to come up with a name, how they would get everyone else to use the new word, write letters to Webster's dictionary and find out how to go about getting their new word in print, and so on. My 5th graders loved this book, so much so that I have had to buy many more Andrew Clements books. The Landry News is awesome as well. Just my :2cents:
     
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    I did a web search on Andrew Clements and one sight* that came up was lesson plans. Hope it has something useful on it for you.

    litplans.com/authors/Andrew_Clements.html


    * for 'sight', read 'site' ... oops :unsure:
     
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    Well, I started this book last year, towards the end of the year and we didn't get to finish it. However, when I began the story I told the students how I was going to read them a story called "Frindle" and asked them to think about what a Frindle might be. We made predictions and I read a little bit of the story each day. I kept the cover of the book covered so they couldn't use that to see what a Frindle was. During the first few chapters they made more predictions and changed predictions depending on what happened in the story. (Since it's in our frameworks to change predictions based on the storyline, this was great!) The kids were hooked on the story. Everytime we had a free minute they would beg me to read some of the story...they just HAD to know what a frindle was. They got so excited about it!
     
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