Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

This page contains questions, worksheets, lessons, puzzles, and activities to go along with Judy Blume's book, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.

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Chapters 1 & 2
Check your students' reading comprehension with these questions. Use after students have read chapters one and two. Includes questions about Peter's turtle and the Yarby's visit to their apartment.
3rd through 5th Grades
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This picture shows Mrs. Yarby looking terrified as Fudge holds up Peter's turtle, Dribble.
2nd through 5th Grades
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In Chapter 1, Peter sees an elevator operator every time he goes into his apartment building. This short passage will explain how some building had elevator operators many years ago.
1st through 4th Grades
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This worksheet has a brief reading passage that describes S & H Green Stamps, as well as some discussion questions. This will help them better understand the scene in Chapter 2 where Fudge puts Green Stamps all over the Yarby's suitcase. Includes a large, close-up photo of a Green Stamp.
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Chapters 3 & 4
These seven reading comprehension questions go along with chapters three and four of the book. Includes questions about Fudge's hunger strike and his scary experience at the Central Park playground.
3rd through 5th Grades
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This picture shows a young boy, sitting in a bathtub with a bowl of cereal over his head. Your students can write a few sentences to describe the scene from the book.
2nd through 5th Grades
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Chapters 5 & 6
This page contains eight questions to check your students reading skills for these chapters. Includes questions about Fudge's birthday party and his experience at the dentist.
3rd through 5th Grades
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This picture shows Mr. Berman bringing a pair of saddle shoes to Fudge and his mother. Fudge is crying and his mother looks worried.
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In Chapter 5, Fudge's parents have trouble getting their toddler to wear a suit to his birthday party. Why is a three-year-old wearing a suit to a birthday party? This passage explains and illustrates how people many years ago used to dress up a lot more often.
1st through 4th Grades
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In Chapter 6, Fudge's mom tries to buy her son saddle shoes. Most kids today won't know what these are! This worksheet describes saddle shoes and has a large, clear picture to help them understand the story better.
1st through 4th Grades
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Chapters 7 & 8
Answer these eight questions about chapters seven and eight from the story. Includes questions about the Flying Train Committee's poster project and the Toddle-Bike commercial.
3rd through 5th Grades
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This picture shows Peter riding on a Toddle-Bike. Fudge is watching him with an inquisitive look on his face.
2nd through 5th Grades
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Chapters 9 & 10
The question page for chapters nine and ten contain seven multiple choice and short answer questions. Includes questions about Fudge at the movie theater and the Hatchers' experience at the hospital.
3rd through 5th Grades
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This picture shows Peter looking into his empty turtle tank. Fudge, who is standing right behind him, has a big grin on his face.
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Whole Book
This two-page worksheet has fourteen questions about the book, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. This can be used as a review activity or a test.
3rd through 5th Grades
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This page contains three final projects that your students can do to show off their understanding of T.O.A.F.G.N.
3rd through 5th Grades
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Search for the words Peter, Fudge, Jimmy, Sheila, apartment, Toddle-Bike, hospital, Fang, and Dribble in this word search.
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A set of four bookmarks illustrated with characters from the book, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
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T.O.A.F.G.N.
Literature Circles
The summarizer writes a summary of the chapters assigned and shares his writing with his/her group.
3rd through 5th Grades
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The question leader writes discussion questions for the group to talk about.
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The illustrator draws a scene from the book. Her/his classmates must tell what's happening in the picture.
3rd through 5th Grades
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The real-world connector shows how events from the story are similar to actual events in his or her life.
3rd through 5th Grades
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The word wizard finds challenging words from the novel and defines them for the group.
3rd through 5th Grades
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This page can be used as a cover to your students' literature circle packets. Students write their name, members of their group, and draw a picture of the book cover.
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