Frindle, by Andrew Clements, is one of the best novels to do with your class. This exciting book keeps students guessing about what's going to happen next, and gives you the opportunity to teach TONS of reading and writing strategies, all focusing on Common Core rigor.
This unit includes tons of resources designed to improve student comprehension and writing skills. You will receive detailed plans for teaching this book in 15 days, student journals, anchor charts for the reading lessons, vocabulary for each chapter, and 2 quizzes with answer keys (one for midway through the book and one for the end). I also added my set of dictionary skills task cards. You don't need anything else to teach this fun novel, except the books!
Reading lessons taught in this story are: 1. Making Connections when you read 2. Summarizing 3. Characterization (compare/contrast; changes in characters) 4. Elements of Plot (focusing on problem/solution) 5. Cause and Effect
Student Journal involves students in 1. Summarizing each chapter using Most Important Words (MIWs - Reading guru, Linda Hoyt) 2. Predicting 3. Comparing Characters 4. Relying on support from the text 5. Making judgments and evaluations based on what they have read and inferred
Extra graphic organizers included for deeper characterization, story element, vocabulary development lessons and writing extension activities (make up your own word, writing newspaper articles, and friendly letter writing).
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Happy teaching! - Martha from "The Owl Spot"
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