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Frindle Book Club Focused on Main Idea and Supporting Details

Frindle Book Club Focused on Main Idea and Supporting Details

The story of Nicholas Allen and the invention of his Frindle is a highly entertaining choice for Book Club. The story of creativity, determination, and Nick’s war of words will hold students’ attention, making it easy to focus on main ideas and supporting details in the text.

  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 6 book club meetings focused on Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • Note: This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Frindle by Andrew Clements. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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The story of Nicholas Allen and the invention of his Frindle is a highly entertaining choice for Book Club. The story of creativity, determination, and Nick’s war of words will hold students’ attention, making it easy to focus on main ideas and supporting details in the text.

  • Included in this resource
  • Lesson plans for 6 book club meetings focused on Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • Chapter by chapter discussion questions and key vocabulary
  • Book Club calendar
  • Conversation prompts
  • Student self-evaluations forms
  • Reading response board
  • Culminating activity
  • Instructional focus assessment, answer key, and rubric
  • This set of instructional resources is for use with the book Frindle by Andrew Clements. A copy of the book is not included in this set of resources.
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Book Club resources

The management resources include a Book Club Calendar, conversation prompts, Student Self-Evaluation forms, Reading Response Board (with optional Common Core alignment), and an Expectations for Book Club anchor chart.

The instructional overview includes instructional background for main idea and supporting details, instructional objectives for each of the Book Club meetings, and a list of the materials and preparation necessary to Frindle Book Club.

Frindle by Andrew Clements provides an engaging text for students to practice identifying main ideas and supporting details. This Book Club meeting sets up a method of tracking these two things throughout the text.

Students will practice determining the main ideas in Frindle by focusing on using the chapter titles. Author Andrew Clements, like many authors, uses clues in the titles for what the chapter is about.

During this Frindle Book Club meeting, students will determine whether or not their main idea predictions are correct. One way to do this is to look at the supporting details in the text for evidence.

This Book Club discussion focuses on how author, Andrew Clements, uses supporting details in Frindle. Students will see how supporting details can be identified for the main idea of the book, chapter, and character actions.

Students have gained valuable experience with identifying main ideas and supporting details throughout the Frindle Book Club. During this meeting, thoughtful discussion will focus on how the author's purpose, message, and main ideas are all connected.

This final Book Club meeting for Frindle by Andrew Clements encourages students to discover that the main ideas for each chapter are actually the supporting details for the main idea of the entire text.

Use this six-question assessment to determine whether or not students understand the key concepts associated with main idea and supporting details.
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Book Title:
Frindle
Book Author:
Andrew Clements
Grade Level:
4
Genre(s):
Realistic Fiction
F&P Guided Reading Level:
R
DRA Level:
40
Reading Recovery Level:
40
Theme(s):
Laugh Out Loud, Back to School
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TEKS
Common Core Alignment: RL.4.1, RL.4.2, RL.4.3, RL.4.4, RL.4.5, RL.4.6, RL.4.7, RL.4.9, RL.4.10, SL.4.1a, SL.4.1b, SL.4.1c, W.4.8, L.4.4a, L.4.5c, L.4.6, W.4.9
Vocabulary Connections: L.4.4a, L.4.5c, L.4.6
TEKS Alignment: 4.1A, 4.1C, 4.1D, 4.6A, 4.6B, 4.6C, 4.6D, 4.6E, 4.6F, 4.6G, 4.6H, 4.6I, 4.7A, 4.7B, 4.7C, 4.7D, 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.7G, 4.8A, 4.8B, 4.8C, 4.8D, 4.9A, 4.9B, 4.9D(i), 4.9D(ii), 4.9D(iii), 4.9E(i), 4.9E(ii), 4.9E(iii), 4.9F, 4.10A, 4.10B, 4.10C, 4.10D, 4.10E, 4.10F, 4.10G, 4.13A, 4.13C, 4.13E, 4.13H
Vocabulary Connections: 4.7E, 4.7F, 4.3A, 4.3B
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