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.

English/Language Arts
Chapters 1- 5
This worksheet has eight multiple choice, short answer, and true/false questions for the first five chapters of Frindle.
3rd and 4th Grades
This worksheet has a missing letter puzzle. Words include crimson, pounced, beaming, frantically, acquainted, and primly.
3rd and 4th Grades
Each of the six vocabulary words for chapters 1 through 5 have a corresponding definition card so students can use the cards to review.
3rd and 4th Grades
Draw and describe Mrs. Granger's character from the novel.
3rd and 4th Grades
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.
3rd and 4th Grades
Chapters 6 - 10
This file has a series of questions related to Nick's creation and use of the word "frindle."
3rd and 4th Grades
This worksheet has a vocabulary matching activity. Words include absorbed, clattered, abruptly, vandalism, phony, fad, forbidding, scattered, empathize, and authority.
3rd and 4th Grades
Some of the vocabulary words for chapters 6-10 include: authority, scattered, forbidding, phony, vandalism, abruptly, clattered, and more. Print and cut out the cards to review.
3rd and 4th Grades
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.
3rd and 4th Grades
Chapters 11 - 15
This worksheet has reading comprehension questions for the final five chapters of the book.
3rd and 4th Grades
Choose the correct definition for each underlined vocabulary word. Words include plot, mastermind, fellow, disruption, and profit.
3rd and 4th Grades
Print and cut out these vocabulary cards to review the words from chapters 11-15, including: fellow, masterminded, ruckus, disruption, royalty, remarkable, recovery, and more.
3rd and 4th Grades
Whole Book
This worksheet has 14 reading comprehension questions for the book, Frindle.
3rd and 4th Grades
Invent a new word for a common everyday item. Draw the item and describe it without using it's real name.
3rd and 4th Grades
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.
Print this set of four colorable Frindle bookmarks for your students.
Literature Circles
The question leader thinks up open-ended discussion questions for the literature circle group.
3rd and 4th Grades
The summarizer's job is to write a short summary of the assigned reading and share it with the group.
3rd and 4th Grades
The illustrator draws a scene from the novel. His or her classmates then describe and discuss the scene.
3rd and 4th Grades
The word wizard's job is to find challenging words from the reading assignment.
3rd and 4th Grades
The real-life connector shows how events from the story are similar to events in the real world.
3rd and 4th Grades
Use this as a cover page for your literature circle packet.
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