Big Nate Strikes Again

Last updated Thursday, September 7, 2017

Author: Lincoln Peirce
Date of Publication: 2010
ISBN: 006194436X
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Sep. 2017

Synopsis: BIG NATE will surpass all others!

But it won’t be easy. He’s stuck with Gina, his all-time enemy, in a class project for his least favorite teacher Mrs. Godfrey, aka Godzilla. To make matters worse, Gina ALSO ends up on his fleeceball team, right when Nate is set to win his first fleeceball championship ever. This is his moment for glory, but Gina's sure to steal his thunder, or ruin everything.

Will Nate win or lose? Pass or fail? Or end up in detention . . . AGAIN?

Note to readers:
•  This is a graphic novel. The pictures are integral to the story so be sure to share them and share with the kids.

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  There is a quiz on the inside front cover of the book, you may want to go through that first.


•  P.S.- Public School
•  Tag Team Noogie: Tag Team- Two people taking turns to finish something; Noogie- Rub your knuckles hard on someone's head
•  Random- by chance
•  Swan Dive- a front dive executed with the head back, back arched, and arms spread sideways and then brought together above the head to form a straight line with the body as the diver enters the water

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  Pg 13- Is this a really bad dream or really funny?

Craft ideas:
•  Draw a cartoon about what you did this summer.
•  Make a list (like pg 15) of thing you can't stand and draw some of them
•  Scribble game from pg 123
•  Check our craft ideas for September on Pinterest!

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!