Lesson plans for Frindle, more
|Biography and Background| |Extra Credit| |Fear Itself| |Frindle| |The Jacket| |Janitor's Boy| |The Landry News| |Lunch Money| |No Talking| |Room One| |The School Story| |Things Not Seen| |Troublemaker|
|Each teacher guide features day-by-day teaching plans, study questions, vocabulary worksheets, end of book activities and discussion questions, and a teacher's answer key.|
The author's official site.
An Interview with Andrew Clements
The author discusses how he became a writer.
Summary, discussion questions, and postreading activities.
Summary, discussion questions, and postreading activities, including research into FDR and fear, historical fiction, and seascapes and colonial coins.
This reading group guide includes discussion questions and ideas for postreading activities.
Frindle Discussion Guide
Summary, 10 discussion questions, and 2 activities.
Booktalk, discussion topics, and suggestions for postreading activities and research.
Frindle - Novel Ideas
Suggestions for having students contract for their grade on this unit. Follow the "contract" link to a list of activities to support the novel.
Inventing a New Word
Inspired by the main character's actions in Frindle, students will be asked to reinvent an every day object with a brand new word. They will need to imagine a character has reinvented their word, and then they will create a scene from a story where the character reveals the new word to a friend. The assignment requires them to correctly (and interestingly) use dialogue and dialogue punctuation in their scenes. This lesson focuses on conventions and word choice.
Rooting out Meaning: Morpheme Match-Ups in the Primary Grades
This lesson encourages students to use morphemes to deconstruct and construct words. The students use the Morpheme Match-Ups handout and the Word Central website to engage in morphemic analysis. Teachers are encouraged to read the novel Frindle aloud as an extension activity to spark interest in word origins.
This reading group guide includes discussion topics and ideas for follow-up activities.
The Janitor's Boy
This reading group guide includes discussion questions and ideas for follow-up activities.
The Landry News
Summary, booktalk, 8 discussion questions, and related titles.
The Landry News
This reading group guide includes discussion questions and research ideas.
This book club guide includes discussion questions and ideas for postreading activities and research.
This book club guide includes discussion questions and ideas for research.
This discussion guide includes discussion questions and ideas for postreading activities and research.
The School Story
Summary, booktalk, 6 discussion questions, suggested activities, and related titles.
The School Story
Eight discussion topics and four postreading activities.
Things Not Seen Lesson Plan
This lesson will focus on the theme of invisibility, an element that functions both as a plot device and a recurring theme. Students will examine Bobby's character development as a result of turning invisible; use Bobby's invisibility to explore other fundamental truths they take for granted; explore a number of different ways that people can be considered "invisible" in real life; and explore moral issues in the imaginary context of invisibility.
Booktalk, 15 discussion questions, and suggestions for postreading research, including writing, role-playing, goal-setting, and drawing.