A Kid's Video Guide to "Frindle"
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Topics discussed in this program include:
- The origin of words
- Dr. Samuel Johnson
- Kids vs. adults
- 21 minutes
Questions for classroom discussion and assignments:
- Discuss the development of words. What is a word? Where do they come from? Who decides what makes a word a word? Do words evolve from other words?
- Can you think of any events in our history that have started with one person doing something out of the ordinary, even though he or she took a big risk in doing it? (Example: Martin Luther King)
- What do you think of the part Nick’s parent’s played in the story?
- At the end of the book, Nick comes up with another good idea, but doesn’t want to follow through with it. Did he do the right thing?