Frindle by Andrew Clements is the humorous story of a fifth grade boy. Nick comes up with the idea to start calling an ink pen a frindle. His teacher, Mrs. Granger, makes a huge deal when Nick and his classmates use the word frindle in class. Large groups of students begin to stay after school to write punishment sentences. This causes the principal to pay a visit Nick’s home. Excitement over the word spreads all over town. Before long, Nick has created a tidal wave that seems to keep growing. This is a must read book for upper elementary students.

Here are a couple sample pages from the book unit. Just click on the image below to download this sample in a pdf form.

Teaching Ideas for the Book

Free Printable Activities to use with the Book

If you would like to try out the Frindle Book Unit before you buy it, this download contains free samples including:

  • Vocabulary Practice for Chapter 1 [thermostat and custodian]

  • Comprehension Questions for Chapter 1

  • Constructive Response Question for Chapter 1 – Cause and Effect

  • Photos to Show What the Rest of the Unit Looks Like

Free Samples from Frindle Interactive Notebook and Activity Unit



Here’s where you can purchase the full unit:

Frindle Book Unit

Frindle Book Unit contains graphic organizers for an interactive notebook and game activities. Vocabulary, comprehension, constructive response writing, and skill practice are all included.

Gay Miller

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