Interesting to see it is banned in some states.
“All kids loved lunchtime but the awful part of lunch was the eating part…school food” 😂😂😂
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.
Phoenix Award Book
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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? 😉
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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