Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas. Who can forget the time he turned his third-grade classroom into a tropical island, or the times he fooled his teacher by chirping like a blackbird? But now Nick's in fifth grade, and it looks like his days as a troublemaker are over. Everyone knows that... read more
I love the creativity behind this book, and how it reminds students' to always dream big no matter the circumstances. I enjoyed Nick's character, because of how creative he was. Nick always seems to want to push the envelope, but in a good way. He was a trend setter. This book is a good... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
I love the creativity behind this book, and how it reminds students' to always dream big no matter the circumstances. I enjoyed Nick's character, because of how creative he was. Nick always seems to want to push the envelope, but in a good way. He was a trend setter. This book is a good read.
This book will help my students learn how to dream big, we could have an invention idea day and they could write their own book about their inventions. I thought this was a great book just because it has a kid think of an idea and he follows through on it and it happens.
“Use the dictionary; that's what it's there for.”Mrs. Granger
“I am writing this punishment with a frindle.”The students in detention for using the word, "frindle."
“Who says that 'dog' means dog?”Mrs. Granger and Nick's reflective thoughts
“To be called whatever the user wants to call it.”What Nick had written on the gold pen for Mrs. Granger.
When Nick ran into a word he didn’t know, he asked his brother or his dad or whoever was handy what it meant, and if they knew, they’d tell him. But not Mrs. Granger. He had heard all about her, and he had seen fifth graders in the library last year, noses stuck in their dictionaries, frantically trying to finish their vocabulary sheets before English class. It was still a week before school and Nick already felt like fifth grade was going to be a very long year.Highlighted by 28 Kindle customers
at that table listening to Mrs. Granger’s battle cry: “Look it up? That’s why we have the dictionary.”Highlighted by 26 Kindle customers
But if all of us in this room decided to call that creature something else, and if everyone else did, too, then that’s what it would be called, and one day it would be written in the dictionary that way. We decide what goes in that book.”Highlighted by 25 Kindle customers
how many of the thirty-five words for the week the kids already knew. Tremble, circular, orchestra—the list went on and on. Nick knew most of them.Highlighted by 21 Kindle customers
the heading should look on every assignment. No letup for thirty-seven minutes straight.Highlighted by 19 Kindle customers
“Gwagala, gwagala, gwagala,” until someone put the cassette in the machine and turned it on.Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
This novel has a strong message about the proper use of language, the significance of a dictionary, community and how young people can create good and bad changes in life. It also show's parent's how kids can change their teachers mind's.
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