Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Frindle Discussion Questions

After you have read Frindle, answer the following discussion questions:
1. Is it believable that "frindle" took off and become so well known? Why or why not?
2. "School," the author writes in Frindle, "was the perfect place to launch a new word." Why? What makes schools such good breeding grounds for fads? Do companies or community organizations ever use your school for promoting products or services? How?
3. Why does Mrs. Granger "expect to hear remarkable things" about Nick in the future? Can you predict-based on his creativity and his restless challenging of rules and conventions-what kind of remarkable things he might go on to do?
4. Imagine that you are the reporter from the Wakefield Gazette, trying to get the scoop on the new word frindle. What questions would you ask Mrs. Granger? How would you convince the principal to give you the real story?

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