Frindle - Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick

Frindle is a level R by the Fountas and Pinnell leveling system. Frindle is about a boy named Nicholas Allen who is a bit of a troublemaker. However, in fifth grade it seems like those days are over. In Mrs. Granger's classroom nobody can get away with anything, and she is overzealous about the dictionary which to Nick is boring. However, Nick finds out where words come from and hatches a new plan, to create a new word. He changes the name of a pen to the frindle. This book is great to bring student's creative side out, and have them brainstorming about vocabulary. A lesson I would like to do with this book would be to get student's to create their own words and a definition for them. The students would also have to draw a picture that goes along with their created word.