"Word Nerd" Novel Study

"Word Nerd" by Susin Nielsen is a young adult novel written from the perspective of Ambrose, a self-described "friendless nerd." This is an excellent novel and deals with the important teen issues of friendship and bullying. It is funny, sad and a feel-good novel all at the same time. "Word Nerd" was voted by young adult readers to receive the 2010 Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award.

Follow the link below for a complete 62-page literature unit for Susin Nielsen's "Word Nerd." This literature unit consists of everything that you need to teach this novel, including comprehension questions, more than 20 graphic organizers and activities that promote higher-order thinking. Answer keys are also provided.