Friday, April 27, 2012

Week 17 Excellence In Reading Challenge

I chose the book Frindle by Andrew Clements this week even though it is not on our challenge list. This is a 4th grade level book, and I wanted something a little more challenging for Alexis to read. Alexis is 7 years old and she is a very good reader. She is reading this to herself and I am re-reading it aloud before bed. This gives us a chance to discuss any words she may not understand. She says it is easy, so maybe it is not as challenging as I expected.
Frindle by Andrew Clements

Book Description from Amazon
Is Nick Allen a troublemaker?
He really just likes to liven things up at school -- and he's always had plenty of great ideas. When Nick learns some interesting information about how words are created, suddenly he's got the inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle. Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle? Things begin innocently enough as Nick gets his friends to use the new word. Then other people in town start saying frindle. Soon the school is in an uproar, and Nick has become a local hero. His teacher wants Nick to put an end to all this nonsense, but the funny thing is frindle doesn't belong to Nick anymore. The new word is spreading across the country, and there's nothing Nick can do to stop it.


Nikki Edgar April 29, 2012 at 3:29 PM  

We finally finished Pinocchio and loved it! We read The Reluctant Dragon and it was not a favorite. It was hard to understand. We recently started The Mouse on the Motorcycle.

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