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review 2017-04-18 21:49
War of the Words
Frindle - Andrew Clements,Brian Selznick

I had never heard of Frindle despite it being an award-winning book (2016 Phoenix Award) with many admirers (teachers, librarians, and children alike). Written by Andrew Clements with illustrations by Brian Selznick, this is the story of Nick Allen who is the premier 'idea man' of the 5th grade...until he meets Mrs. Granger. It's then that Nick's place among his peers is questioned as she challenges him to think more creatively than ever before. The humor, inventiveness, determination, and perspicacity of our main characters makes this an instant favorite for all ages. This is a super fast read (I read it in an afternoon commute in its entirety and I'm not a particularly fast reader.) and I think it would be a great one for reluctant readers especially if you're reading with them at home. Bonus: It's educational without ever really making that a big thing which is the perfect recipe for this age group especially if they're reluctant readers. *hint hint* This book is full of heart and more than a few surprises (this might give the little ones in your life some especially mischievous ideas) which means it gets a 10/10 from me. XD

 

Source: Book-A-Day Almanac

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review 2016-11-06 23:49
Frindle
Frindle - Andrew Clements,Brian Selznick

Grade: 5th

 

I love Andrew Clements and Frindle! This is a story about how a boy makes up a new word for pen. I will do a novel study with this book in my class. This is a great book to get students creativeness flowing. We will intertwine this lesson with how to use a dictionary. Throughout the story, we will do different activities. For one, they will make up a new word for an object just as the boy in the story did. They will create a dictionary entry for their word. They will include things such as the old word, the new word, a picture of the word, how to pronounce the word, the part of speech, other forms of the word, the definition, synonyms, and an example of the word in a sentence. They will also create an advertisement to sell their newly named product. They will also write a newspaper article about how their new word has been a huge hit worldwide. They will include why they chose the word, what the word means, and what the success of the word being put in the dictionary means for them.  

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text 2016-03-15 01:44
Frindle
Frindle - Andrew Clements,Brian Selznick

4th Grade

 

Nick Allen is a fifth grader who has done some pretty amazing things in school. This year he decided to create a new word for pen, calling it a frindle. This new word spreads across his town and sets the media a blaze. I would use this book in my class to encourage students to invent new things and to be creative when using words. This book could be used to encourage students to use words that are not normally used in order to expand their vocabulary. An idea to implement this in the classroom would be to have students research a few words and see how many synonyms there are for that word. 

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review 2016-02-16 23:32
Frindle - Andrew Clements,Brian Selznick

This is a cute quick read for upper grades. Nick Allen has always had a creative side and then he lands in Mrs. Granger's 5th grade class. Mrs. Granger is all about vocabulary and it leaves Nick wondering, who makes a word, a word? So Nick decides to invent a word "Frindle" which Nick says is another word for pen. As the frindle trend grows among the school, so does Mrs.Granger's annoyance with Nick. I think this is a GREAT book for vocabulary building and a way to show how trends grow. 

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review 2015-08-07 00:00
Frindle
Frindle - Andrew Clements,Brian Selznick Did you ever question why something is called what it is? Nick here does. He decides a pen is not a pen, but a Frindle. Apparently, everyone likes the idea and it catches quick. Unrealistically quick, but this is a middle grade book so taking that in stride.

I loved his teacher Mrs. Granger. She lets nothing slip past her and if you try, you'll regret it! She and Nick push each other but it also challenges one another in good ways. Although I do wish she has a slightly better attitude toward the outcome of the plan she unwittingly unleashed. Especially when she starts making the students write sentences. And, on a side note, apparently writing sentences isn't very common anymore. My brothers have nod idea what that is in school. So it might seem a bit dated now to some youth.

This story makes you stop and think but is also lighthearted and amusing. The levels Frindle reaches are crazy yet it is what makes it such a good story.
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