The Big Nate Activity Sheet
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"Big Nate" is a comic strip written and illustrated by American cartoonist, Lincoln Peirce. You can now follow the adventures (and misadventures) of 11-year-old Nate Wright in a series of very popular "graphic novels".
I read "Big Nate and Friends" but you can choose any in the series.
Not read it yet? Read Big Nate now.
Have a go at these fun activities related to the books, starting with a quick quiz.
- Name Nate’s two best friends.
- What grade is Nate in at school?
- What is Nate’s favourite food?
- What is Nate’s teacher called?
- What does Nate hold the record for at his school?
- Where does Nate live?
- Nate believes he is irresistible to girls? Is this true?
- Who is the class swot, who Nate constantly argues with?
- Nate is good at which board games?
- Why does Nate take his notebook everywhere with him?
What kind of guy is Big Nate?
What did you find out about Big Nate? What are his likes and dislikes, who are his friends and enemies? List them all and see how many you can remember.
Battle of the Graphic Novels
Junior graphic novels or comic strip stories are very popular with children of all ages (and some adults too). How many can you name? Which is your favourite?
Write an argument in support of your favourite graphic novel, explaining why you think it is the best. Design a comic style poster to promote the book.
One of my favourite words ever! Onomatopoeia is the name given to a word formed from a sound associated with what the word is describing, words like "pop" and "sizzle".
They are often used in comic strips to quickly illustrate what is happening in the scene and are usually found in frames or speech bubbles above the characters.
My favourites in the Nate story I read, were "Wap", "Whump" and "Ploosh". Can you think of any great onomatopoeic words?
Make a list- with an explanation of what they mean next to them.
If you are feeling adventurous, you might even create your own cartoon strip using onomatopoeic words to enhance the story.
Or write a short poem, perhaps about an animal, containing lots of onomatopoeic words.
Or have a go at an onomatopoeia word search like the one below.
- Name Nate’s two best friends. Francis Butthurst Pope and Teddy Ortiz
- What grade is Nate in at school? 6th Grade
- What is Nate’s favourite food? "Cheez Doodles"
- What is Nate’s teacher called? Mrs Clara Godfrey
- What does Nate hold the record for at his school? Record for the most school detentions
- Where does Nate live? Rackleff, Maine
- Nate believes he is irresistible to girls? Is this true? No
- Who is the class swot, who Nate constantly argues with? Gina
- Nate is good at which board games? Monopoly and Chess
- Why does Nate take his notebook everywhere with him? He fancies himself as a cartoonist.
Page last updated: 20th July 2020