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Frindle
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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Is Nick Allen a troublemaker? He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it.
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Hannahhh7
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Frindle is a fiction novel written by Andrew Clements and has illustrations by Brian Selznick. It was published in 1996. It is about a boy who comes up with a new word for pen which is frindle. It gets the attention of a lot of people including his classmates and teachers. This book has won many awards including the Phoenix Award, Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best, William Allen White Children's Award, Christopher Award and NENE Award.

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oliviascrimo
Frindle | Andrew Clements

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February 1st, 1998
Nick is set to be a troublemaker, but is he really a troublemaker? He is just a kid that likes to have fun, throughout this book him and his friends create a new word for a pen. Soon word spread and now across the country people are using the word frindle.

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Addie0822
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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Author: Andrew Clements
Illustrator: Brian Selznick
Published: Dec. 19, 1996
Genre: Realistic fiction
Awards: Phoenix Award
Nick Allen tries to find clever ways to use up class time and avoid doing school work. In the past, he has distracted teachers from their lesson plans by asking questions that require long explanations.

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Loganfairbanks
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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This book was published in 1996 and received the Phoenix Book Award. This book is a chapter book about a young boy who is very inventive and creative, and asks his teacher lots of long questions that require a lot of explanation. This is a humorous and interesting book, and I would definitely keep this in my classroom library.

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AnyaColeman
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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In Frindle, a middle school-age boy, Nick Allen, challenges his teachers about nonsense words. He learns how words are made and decides to make up his own word, frindle. This starts to catch on and everyone at school is using frindle. His teacher is upset and asks him to put a stop to this nonsense but it is already out of his control.

AnyaColeman Date of Publication: 1996
Fiction
Author Andrew Clements
Illustrator is Brian Selznick
Phoenix Award: recognizes a book that was published 20 years prior that did not originally win an award.
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MaddieBrown3
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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Date of Publication: December 19, 1996
Genre: realistic Fiction
Brief Summary: A middle school boy does not want to go to class. He questions his teacher about a word and its definition. He creates his own name of a pencil. He renamed it “Frindle”. Himself and friends called a pencil a Frindle. They were told they could not call this Frindle.

MaddieBrown3 Name of Award (if applicable): Phoenix Award
Purpose of Award (if applicable): honors books that did not win an award at the time of publication but is still worthy
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allycrothers
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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Published- 1996
Author- Andrew Clements
Illustrator- Brian Selznick
Genre- Novel, Children Literature, Fiction
Award- Phoenix Award
Frindle is a staple in any classroom library. It follows the story of a boy named Nick who is always. competing with his teacher to waste time. He comes up with the word “Frindle“ to describe a pen, and the rest is history. A cult-classic for grade-school readers.

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ehrmans
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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This is a story of a young boy who engages his teacher in a battle of wills about words. Nick Allen tries to find clever ways to use up class time and avoid doing school work. He has distracted teachers from their lesson plans by asking questions that require long explanations. The story is all about how he battles this with his teacher and one specific writing assignment.

ehrmans Author: Andrew Clements. Illustrator: Brian Selznick. Genre: fiction. Publication date: 1996. Awards: Phoenix award.
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gclift
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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Frindle was written by Andrew Clements in 1996, and is a story about a boy who engages his teacher by finding a new word. This book has won the multiple awards listed below in the comments. Great read for children!

gclift William Allen White Children's Book Award
Awarded 1999 Nevada Young Readers' Award
Awarded 1998-1999 Young Hoosier Book Award
Awarded 1998-1999 Pacific North West Library Association – Young Reader's Choice
Awarded 1999 Maud Hart Lovelace Award (MN)
Awarded 1998-1999 Massachusetts Children's Book Award
Awarded 1998-1999 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award
Awarded 1999-2000 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award
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sarahyurco
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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Published: 1996
This book is about a young boy, Nick, and his experiences with a new teacher that is known for being strict and loving the dictionary. Nick is known for challenging the rules and decides to do so in a way that is specific to this new teacher. He challenges the meaning of words by renaming a pen a “frindle” and soon has his entire class following.

sarahyurco Award: Phoenix Award 2mo
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maggiedesantis
Frindle | Andrew Clements

This book is about a young boy in middle school who is constantly trying to avoid class time and interrupt his teacher. One day he questions his teacher about a word and its meaning, he does not get the answer he wants. So, he then decides to make up his own word for a pen a frindle, he made it up to use in school with his friends. He was told he could not use the word but did anyways.

maggiedesantis Awards won: Phoenix Award
Purpose of Award: Honors titles of high literacy merit that did not win an award at the time of publication and are still worthy of recognition
Author: Andrew Clements
Illustrator: Brian Selznick
Date of publication: 1966
Genre: Realistic fiction
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Brandy522
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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Name of Award: Phoenix Award
Title of Book: Frindle
Author of Book: Andrew Clements
Illustrator: Brian Selznick
Date of Publication:December 19th, 1996
Genre: Realistic fiction

Brandy522 Brief Summary: This story is about a young boy who is always trying to avoid class time. One day he asks his teacher about a word and its meaning, he doesn't receive the answer that he wants, so he decides he us going to make up his own word. He decided to name a pen a Frindle. He made it up so that he could use it in school with his friends. He is told he can not use the word, but decides he is going to anyways.
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Jordan1201
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Frindle by Andrew Clement and illustrated by Brian Selznick was published in 1996. This story won the Phoenix Award and is realistic fiction. In this story, a young boy in middle school is constantly trying to avoid class time and interrupt his teacher. One day he questions his teacher about a word, but he does not get the answer he wants. He decides to make up his own word for a pen a Frindle and uses it at school with his friends.

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clairebourq_2023
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Frindle is written by Andrew Clements and illustrated by Brian Selznick. It was published December 19, 1996. This is a story about a fifth grade boy named Nick who was the typical “class clown“. He is ready to go up against the hardest teacher in the school and challenge her patience. He begins challenging where words come from and starts calling a “pen“ a “frindle“. This does not just stay in the classroom, this begins spreading worldwide.

clairebourq_2023 Genre: Children's Lit. & Fiction
Awards: Phoenix Award
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caitlinblack
Frindle | Andrew Clements

Published in 1996, this story is about a young boy in middle school who did not enjoy being in class and would constantly interrupt his teacher. He asks his teacher about the meaning of a word and wasn't happy with her answer so he decided to make up his own word for a pen even when asked not to.

Genres: Novel, Fiction, Children's literature

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loganhiller
Frindle | Andrew Clements

Frindle by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Brian Selznick was published in 1996. This book is about a boy that challenges his teacher about a choice of the word for pen.

I remember reading this book in elementary school and ADORED it! I will most certainly have this available in my classroom.

Frindle is a Pheonix award winner.

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kallikramer
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Frindle is a story about a young boy who battles with his teacher within the classroom. He comes up with different ways to waste class time and avoid doing work. This fiction chapter book has won the Phoenix Award. I would love for my students to read this story because it is a light hearted story about a young boy around their age.

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mm991518
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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Frindle is fiction chapter book which is a Phoenix Award winner published in 1996. This book is about a middle school boy who is trying to avoid class time and interrupts the teacher. He questioned his teacher one day about the meaning of a word and then decided to make his own word. He named a pen frindle to use at school with his friends. He was told he couldn't use that word. I think this is a good chapter book to read to a classroom.

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elijahwilliams
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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Frindle by Andrew Clements
Illustrated by: Brian Selznick
Genre: Realistic fiction
Award: Phoenix Award (2016)

A young boy in middle school will do anything to avoid class time and interrupt his teacher. One day in class he questions his teacher about a word and his meaning but doesn't get the answer that he wants. As a result, he created his own word for the word pen, Frindle.

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cm779518
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Phoenix Award - Frindle was a a younger student in school that didn‘t like going to classes and enjoyed interrupting class. He comes up with his own word ‘Frindle‘ and uses it in school with his friends, but was told he can‘t use the word in school but he decides to anyway!

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Bookwormjillk
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A good read aloud for me and my fourth grader. The story was unique and I liked the teacher feel good moment at the end.

Jerlynn I loved this book! It's one of my childhood favorites❤️ 1y
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ahoffkosik
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Is there a book from your childhood that you have a really specific story or memory about? For me, Frindle is one of those books. I share all the details about my memories of this book on today‘s episode of my podcast, and the fabulous hosts of the Brown Girls Read podcast join me for a broader conversation about Frindle, as well! We discuss language, double standards, cultural differences in classrooms, and more. 🖊🖊🖊 Link to listen in bio!

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Bookwormjillk
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Reading out loud to the kittens tonight ❤️

wanderinglynn How sweet! ❤️🐱 2y
LiteraryinLawrence 💗💗💗 2y
audraelizabeth The cats expression is like Shes mine, she cant leave and dont interrupt us. 2y
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hes7
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#MiddleGradeMarch

21. Whittington 3⭐️
22. A Swiftly Tilting Planet 4⭐️
23. Frindle 4.5⭐️
24. The Fourteenth Goldfish 4⭐️

4🙌🏻 for #MarchUnshelfing ✔️

megnews 👍🏻👏 3y
TheBookStacker I loved Frindle as a kid 3y
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LiteraryinLawrence
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How charming! I was too old when this elementary level book was published in the mid 90s, so I never read it before. Then my sister @BennettBookworm told me it‘s one of her favorites to share with her class, so I wanted to read it. I really liked it! It‘s a feel good story that features a prankster and his strict teacher. I may never look at a pen the same way again!

Read this on a cozy Friday night in. How many cats can you spot? 😉

TheBookHippie I read this with second graders every March. Isn‘t it fun??! 3y
Aswenson Always read this with my 4th graders. Love Frindle! 3y
EliNeedsMoreShelves My son just read this in his third grade class this year! 3y
BennettBookworm Yay! So happy to hear that other teachers love this, too! 3y
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thejessashmore
Frindle | Andrew Clements

I am on the edge about whether I would use this in my future classroom or not. It is an easy read and it can connect with students with behavioral issues at the beginning and the end, but I do not think it would be useful in a classroom. If by chance my students wanted to collectively read this book as a class I would absolutely allow it.

LibrarianRyan I love that book but I think No Talking is better. 3y
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thejessashmore
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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This book relates to the lives of younger children. It deals with behavioral issues and how even though a child acts out doesn't mean they are bad children. It is a good example of contemporary realistic fiction.

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thejessashmore
Frindle | Andrew Clements

“who says dog means dog?“

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erincox
Frindle | Andrew Clements

“FIFTH GRADE WAS different...”

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erincox
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I don‘t think I would really enjoy this book. But it might be a good book to introduce to younger students when they still have spelling words to try and motivate them to use words they normally wouldn‘t.

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erincox
Frindle | Andrew Clements
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Comtemporary Realistic Fiction
This is about a boy who was the classclown and one day was asking his teacher questions about dictionary words. This backfired on him and he‘s assigned an essay. From this essay though he learns the word frindle.

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MaggieCarr
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This week we completed our "One Book, One School" reading of Frindle by Andrew Clements. During the first month of school we all read the exact same book... I love the concept and I love the result of being able to engage in book talk over a shared book with family, bus drivers, custodians, cafeteria ladies, teachers and other students.

LibrarianRyan I love friendle. My last town did Read across Mattoon where a collective of students choose a book for the town to read over the summer. I wish they had done more stuff like this when I was a kid. 4y
MaggieCarr @LibrarianRyan I agree! I feel jipped in that regard! 4y
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MaggieCarr
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Each year our elementary school starts with a “One Book One School" campaign. As a mom, and literacy advocate, I love how it brings families together through reading. With "One Book One School", students (& their families), teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, everyone comes together to read one chapter book at the same time. I love that everyone across classes, grades, departments and generations can share in one book and conversation.

Caroline2 I love your Charlie Brown bed cover! 4y
Joy0201 What a wonderful way to promote literacy! 4y
MaggieCarr @Caroline2 thanks! It was a Christmas gift from my sister. She got it at TJ Maxx 4y
MaggieCarr @Joy0201 agreed! 4y
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BennettBookworm
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Calling all #teachersoflitsy and parents and people who remember their favorite childhood books! 😆
I‘m switching from teaching 5th to 3rd grade this year and looking for fun 3rd grade read aloud suggestions! I have a lot of favorites of my own but they‘re better for older kids I think. I welcome your input!! Thanks!! Frindle is one I remember loving at that age. I‘ll also be reading Because of Winn Dixie later in the year.

callielafleur My third grade teacher read us a bunch of the Roald Dahl books. I especially remember loving James and the Giant Peach and The Twits. 4y
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callielafleur Granted I was in third grade in 1991 so there are probably lots better options now! 😂 4y
HKGirl The Ramona books by Beverly Cleary! I think they're timeless 💓 4y
BennettBookworm @HKGirl @callielafleur @TheReadingMermaid I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH! These are EPIC suggestions!! 4y
TheBookKeepers My son loved this book! I read it aloud to him 3rd grade year 4y
TheBookKeepers Oh & I 2nd @TheReadingMermaid rec of The One and Only Ivan! My son also loved that read aloud! 4y
TheBookKeepers This one has a lot of hype, but it was an excellent conversation starter and story about friendship! We loved it! 4y
The_Heeler_Booklife My third graders love The Book With No Pictures, Pete the Cat, If You Give A Mouse a Cookie. So funny. I would recommend: The Witch of Black Bird Pond, Ordinary Princess, The Candy Shop Wars, Ida B., Narnia, Harry Potter, The Iron Trial for Books to read aloud to them. 4y
BookNAround The Penderwicks if it‘s not too old. Me. Putter and Tabby if that series isn‘t too young. Hank the Cowdog is delightfully goofy. 4y
BennettBookworm @TheBookKeepers @allthingskayla @BookNAround I‘m so grateful for your suggestions! Thank you!!! 4y
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Cruzdia1
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This book is RF and can be used in the classroom as a LC, AS, IR or GR. #UCFLAE3414SP18
This book is about a mischievous boy, creative thought, and the power of words! In the story, Nick decides to invent a new word but before he knows it everyone starts using the word! This proves to be a problem for Nick when his no non sense teacher demands he put an end to it! This is a must read!

Cruzdia1 A UDL strategy that pairs well with this book is 8.3: Foster collaboration and community. This can be achieved by doing a GR of this book with your students and engaging them in working in groups or in whole group while reading this book. Furthermore, students can be broken up into groups and collaborate on answering comprehension questions about the story. 5y
Cruzdia1 An ESOL strategy that pairs well with this activity is 44: Focus in thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe and report. This can be done when students are working in groups to answer comprehension based questions in order to scaffold student understanding which will ultimately allow them to engage in the reading more in depth. 5y
Cruzdia1 The teaching resource that I found for this book is a lesson plan from Schoolastic which can be used with students in grades 3-5. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/frindle-lesson... 5y
DrSpalding Thorough and thoughtful. Minor errors. Excellent job aligning universal design principles to the book and follow up activity. 5y
DrSpalding Scholastic is an excellent resource! 5y
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This RF by Andrew Clements is a great novel for students to choose for LC. Grinder is great because the text is completely relevant to their school lives. Frindle is a book about a student who convinces his classmates to call a pen a frindle as a prank. This book can be relatable for kids who tend to get into trouble here and there. I would keep this as a choice book but also assign these comprehension quizzes as worksheets as well

juliette_kathleen https://www.readinga-z.com/book.php?id=2984. With these worksheets students would be able to relate to an on going theme of vocabulary and have the opportunity to explore the dictionary themselves. This would support UDL principle 2.1 and as an LC it would support 7.1. I would also be sure to have the students put these vocabulary words into sentences in groups which would support EL strategies 11 and 10. #UCFLAE3414SP18 5y
devin.s I remember reading this in elementary school!! Such a great book, I will definitely have to get a copy for my classroom! Love your resource! 5y
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Brittney3
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This RF book is about a boy in 5th grade who makes his own word up for pen (frindle). After he makes that word up it becomes a known word around the school and the world. I️ loved this book when I️ was younger because I️ use to make up words when I️ was younger as well so I️ thought it was cool to see that in a book. Here‘s a lesson plans for 3-5 https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/frindle-lesson-plans
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lburgos9 @Brittney3 Thanks Brittney for posting this book! I also read this book when I was younger. The author has other books I‘m sure you‘ve read when you were younger also. #UCFWalterslit 5y
Caitlin4 This sounds like a cool book. I'll have to add it to my list. 5y
Kirsten.Pacheco This book was one I also read growing up and it is cool because it teaches kids to be original and silly. They don‘t always have to be try so hard to be “cool” and “popular” because most of the time just being you is enough to be cool and have friends! 5y
Linsayesp @Brittney3 According to what everyone is saying it‘s an awesome book to read. This is going to be my next class novel to read in whole group. 5y
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This fiction book was first introduced to me in I think 3th grade and I loved it because the boy makes up a different word for the pen. This book won the Young Reader‘s Choice. The teacher in the story tells everyone not to use the word frindle because it‘s not a word. You find out in the end that she only did that so the name would catch on, which it did. This would be a great book for independent reading because it‘s an easy read for students.

Samantha.K The UDL I would use is 6.4 enhance capacity for monitoring progress. The ESOL strategy I would use is 3 encourage self-talk. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/frindle-lesson... this is a great lesson plan because you are building up the book by making up your own word for something else. #ucflae3414f17 (edited) 5y
Susancruz I read this book as well! I loved the message it gave kids that anything is possible if you try hard enough! 5y
Samantha.K It was a great book. I loved getting to read it. Especially after it being so long ago that I read it the first time. 5y
Teresaj This sounds like a great book! It would be interesting to create a class book of new words. 5y
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Frindle is a RF that would make a really good IR. It teaches kids to fight for what they believe and you could be part of history. It won a Phoenix award which is similar to our SSA. This book meets UDL 6.1 guide appropriate goal setting as you could have your students set goals that they want to complete. And EL 1 teach questioning for clarification as this book has a solid story you want to make sure students get everything out of it.

Susancruz The link takes you right to scholastic where lesson plans are provided for the book. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/frindle-lesson... #ucflae3414f17 5y
Samantha.K This book was so good. I read it in 3rd grade and I loved that he made up a word for the pen and the teacher hated the word. I used that same link for my litsy post on Frindle. 5y
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I've been reading this book aloud to my son the last two days, but after he fell asleep tonight I could no longer resist reading ahead to see how it ends.

It did not disappoint.

This is a great story. It uses the adventures of an intrepid 5th grader to illustrate how languages change and grow, and it ends so beautifully it actually got me a little misty eyed.

This one is definitely a keeper.

the-flashley This post just threw me waayy back into my childhood. 😂 I didn't remember reading this until I saw the cover again! (edited) 5y
SpeculativeFemale @The-Flashley I probably would have really liked it as a kid, but alas, I missed out by being too old! 😂 5y
the-flashley I remember really liking it when I read it, I just didn't remember the book at all until now! 5y
jmtrivera I love this book. And I loved reading it to my students when I taught elementary! 5y
Laura317 My daughter read it in elementary school. It was acute book. 5y
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HippieChickHomeschool
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Listened to this on our road trip to Canada. Thumbs up from all kids and parents. (Although the 7yo thought it was too short 😉)

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Chelsibno
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I decided to listen to the #audiobook version of a book I enjoyed as a child. It's good to see it's still as great as I remember it. After learning how words come to be in the dictionary, Nick invents a new word, "frindle," which causes an uproar at his school. Before long, everyone is using the word, and there's no going back. This is a great book for children to learn more about how words are created and end up in dictionaries.

PandaPanda I love this book! Its one of the ones I remember really vividly from when I was a child 5y
Lmstraubie This was one of my favorite read aloud when I taught 3rd grade. I loved showing the students that you can make an impact at any age. 5y
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MatchlessMarie
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Facebook reminded me that I found this when I was moving last year. This was from my journal when I was 9. I was so inspired 😂

RowReads1 ✒️🖋😁 6y
tjwill That is awesome. Hold on, I'm going to get my frindle and take this pledge too. 😂 6y
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hailmacey
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Such a cute book about a mischevious boy, Nick and a strong willed teacher, Mrs. Granger who seemed to be at odds with one another, or are they? A really good read. I enjoyed the back and forth battle between the two for it to end on a positive "note.!" #ucfsouthlakeLAE3414SummerA

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Cristaly.pedraza
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I love this book. It is one of the very first ones I get to read and it kept me wondering all the time what would happen next. Surprising what Ms. Granger had written in that letter. #ucfsouthlakelae3414summera

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Lihanah
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Frindle is a great book about a fifth grader, his antics and his war with his no-nonsense teacher, Mrs Granger. I've passed it on to my fourth grader (soon to be fifth) let's just hope she doesn't get any ideas! #UCFSouthLakeLAE3414SummerA

Mskay Would love to known her thoughts once she's read it! 6y
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I love how the teacher is passionate about the use of words. The once antagonist, Mrs. Granger, becomes the teacher I want to be! #ucfsouthlakeLAE3414summerA

Mskay I agree - a story about the power of words and language! One of my favorites! Glad you liked it too. 6y
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"Who says dog means dog? You do, Nicholas. You and I and everyone in this class and this school and this town and this state and this country. [...] But if all of us in this room decided to call that creature something else, and if everyone else did, too, then that's what it would be called, and one day it would be written in the dictionary that way. We decide what goes in that book."

Mind-blowing for me as a kid.
#onewordtitle #riotgrams

EvieBee 😍 6y
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