Frindle: Word Play and Creation

Making up stories is fun, but have you ever tried making up words? After reading Frindle by Andrew Clements, small groups work together to create words that communicate unique ideas.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners write a story with the class set of new words, using each word appropriately
  • Allow advanced readers to move forward in the book at their own speed
Classroom Considerations

  • Based on a class reading of Frindle
  • Requires a class set of dictionaries, or alternatively, a dictionary app on a class set of tablets or devices
Pros

  • Promotes dictionary and reference material skills
  • Includes necessary resources as well as extension ideas
Cons

  • None