Frindle: A Guiding Reading Unit

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Guide your class through a reading of the popular children's book, Frindle, with this comprehensive literature unit. Starting with a brief introduction to the guided reading process, the class goes on to read the story two chapters at a time, completing a series of worksheets and graphic organizers that focus on reading comprehension strategies like making predictions, inferences, and judgements.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include time during the unit for whole group discussions about the novel, allowing students to exchange ideas with classmates outside of their reading groups
  • Create a workbook out of the worksheets and graphic organizers, having students turn in their work at the end of the unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Class copies of the book Frindle by Andrew Clements is required to implement this book study unit
  • Depending on the needs of your specific students, decide whether homogenous or heterogenous grouping is best for this unit
Pros

  • Provides a clear procedure and list of student expectations for the guided reading process
  • Brief, one-sentence summaries provided for each page of the book are provided
  • A paragraph-writing checklist is provided to support children with completing the end-of-unit essay
Cons

  • Teacher must create his/her own list of vocabulary words to address while reading the story