Frindle Literacy Unit

The printables on this page were created to go along with Andrew Clements' novel, Frindle. Worksheets include reading comprehension questions, a word search puzzle, bookmarks, a literature circle packet, writing prompts, and vocabulary activities.

Chapters 1- 5
This worksheet has eight multiple choice, short answer, and true/false questions for the first five chapters of Frindle.
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This worksheet has a missing letter puzzle. Words include crimson, pounced, beaming, frantically, acquainted, and primly.
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Draw and describe Mrs. Granger's character from the novel.
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This worksheet has a picture of Nick Allen reading a report. He appears nervous. Write a short paragraph to describe what's happening in the scene.
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Chapters 6 - 10
This file has a series of questions related to Nick's creation and use of the word "frindle."
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This worksheet has a vocabulary matching activity. Words include absorbed, clattered, abruptly, vandalism, phony, fad, forbidding, scattered, empathize, and authority.
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In this activity, pairs of students will role play. One will pretend to be a newspaper reporter and the other will pretend to be Nick Allen. The reporter will ask questions about frindles and Nick will answer.
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Chapters 11 - 15
This worksheet has reading comprehension questions for the final five chapters of the book.
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Choose the correct definition for each underlined vocabulary word. Words include plot, mastermind, fellow, disruption, and profit.
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Whole Book
This worksheet has 14 reading comprehension questions for the book, Frindle.
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Invent a new word for a common everyday item. Draw the item and describe it without using it's real name.
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Can your students find the hidden words in the puzzle? Word list includes: report, dictionary, Nick Allen, Mrs. Granger, pen, college, idea, Bud Lawrence, and proud.
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Print this set of four colorable Frindle bookmarks for your students.
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Literature Circles
The question leader thinks up open-ended discussion questions for the literature circle group.
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The summarizer's job is to write a short summary of the assigned reading and share it with the group.
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The illustrator draws a scene from the novel. His or her classmates then describe and discuss the scene.
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The word wizard's job is to find challenging words from the reading assignment.
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The real-life connector shows how events from the story are similar to events in the real world.
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Use this as a cover page for your literature circle packet.
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