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The 6th Grade Nickname Game

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  1,192 ratings  ·  173 reviews
Almost everyone in Old Orchard Pubic School (OOPS) has had the dubious honor of receiving a nickname from best friends Jeff and Wiley. They've dubbed their own underachieving class the Dim Bulbs, their pop-eyed principal is better known as Deer in the Headlights, and their enormous football-coach-turned-teacher is now Mr. Huge.

It's only when a spunky red-haired environment
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published 1999 by Scholastic (first published 1998)
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Grace Hoover
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Cameron G.
I recently finished the book The 6th Grade Nickname Game, by Gordon Korman. It is about two 6th grade boys named Wiley and Jeff who give all their friends crazy nicknames like "Snoopy" based on their personalities. One day, they get a new English teacher who is huge and intimidating, and everyone is a little unsure of what to think of the teacher. It turns out that the teacher is a really nice guy, and all he wants is for the class to give 100% in their work. When the class takes a test, he jump ...more
Amanda
I was straightening up my son's book shelves and as is usual for me, I read a few of them. Gordon Korman is one of DS's favorite authors at the moment so he asked me to read this one in particular. It is a light book, nice quick read, aimed at 4th - 6th grade boys. Two best friends who have a great time assigning appropriate nicknames for everyone they encounter. There is a nice little message threaded through the book about friendship and loyalty and also about how maybe a person given a nickna ...more
Audrey
Personally, I thought this book was not bad, not good, just another book that I will forget about the week after i I read it. I think considering the length, vocabulary, and content, this book should be for younger kids, not 11 and 12 year olds. No deep content, but it does portray some good messages/morals about friendship, acceptance, judging people before you know them....... I think the book had the right ending. If either Wiley or Jeff took Cassandra to the school dance, the book would have ...more
Yara
Jeff and Wiley have made nicknames for everyone, even the teachers. They’ve even made a nickname for their class the dim bulbs. Charles nickname is snoopy and he is not happy with it. They make a nickname for a person who no one talks to. they called him ice-man and he becomes cool and finally gets noticed. A new girl comes named cassandra. Jeff and wiley cannot come up with a nickname for her. Jeff and wiley end up liking her and start fighting. Snoopy overhears the principal talking saying tha ...more
Elva Ulate
This book is about this two boys that done everything together since they were born. There names are Wiley and Reff and they make people nicknames to everyone in school. There was a new substituted that look tall and strong. His name was Mr.Hughes but Reff came up with the word Mr.Huge. He spread it in his recess time the nickname for the substituted. What is funny about this book is that Mr.Huge calls the boys and girls "man" because he is a football coach and the class is a football team.

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Joey
The 6th grade Nickname Game
Gordon Korman
Jeff and Wiley are best friends who are in 6th grade at the Old Orchard Public School. They give everyone a nickname even their school is called OOPS for short. Jeff and Wiley have been friends for eleven years and they do everything together. This is changing because they both like the same red haired new girl, named Cassandra. While the boys are fighting for Cassandra's attention their class is reading as many books as they can. They need to pass the rea
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Kelsey
A book full of fun to enjoy with my students.
Kristilyn
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Penn 6
Wiley and Jeff are best friends. They have been friends all their life. Also they live next door to each other in Old Orchard. For school they go to Old Orchard Public School (OOPS). Wiley and Jeff are legendary for nicknames. Everyone and everything they see and know has a nickname. These two meet a girl, Cassandra and go head to head, just to get her to ask one of them to the Sadie Hawkins Dance. They may even do something to thear their friendship apart for ever. The fat ofe their friendship ...more
Evy
The 6th Grade Nickname Game is the story of two sixth grade nicknamers and their rivalry to get the 'unnicknameable' girl to ask them to a dance. Wiley and Jeff, the nicknamers, have successfully nicknamed nearly everyone in the sixth grade, including their principal, substitute teacher, and classmates. But highlight these words: nearly. Now, a few kids weren't worthy of a nickname at all; they weren't worth the trouble for Wiley and Jeff. But this one new girl...Cassandra, is simply 'unnickname ...more
Teresa
Two best friends Jeff and Wiley(whom I had trouble keeping straight) are the nickname kings for their class--they come up with a name, let the word out and it sticks. Another classmate, who hates his own nickname (Snoopy--actually quite appropriate and critical to the plot) challenges them to give someone a bad nickname and see if it sticks, to prove that a nickanme can stick even if it's wrong for the person. Their monicker "Iceman" for a non-descript classmate ends up making him instantly cool ...more
Maddie Borel
Jeff and Wiley have been best friends almost since birth,they nickname everything and every one. They're the ones who nicknamed Old Orchard Public School 'Oops' for it's initials, and they have nicknames for almost every student in school.

It takes but a moment of inspired thought to name the enormous high school football coach (Mr. Hughes) who takes over their 6th grade English class Mr. Huge. But when the dedicated but crazy instructor's job is on the line, thinking of a solution is a little ha
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David K
This was a good book because it had alot of thinking in it and it inspires me to try alot of thinking.
I would recommend this book to a 4th grader because its in the 3rd to 4th grade level of reading.
This book is mainly about these two kids, trying to figure out nicknames for students and teachers. And so this kid name Charles, snoopes alot, so thats why he is named snoopy. At resees, snoopy sais he dosn't like his nickname and wants them to change it. And they wont. So he made a deal. If he can
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Maeleah
Wiley and Jeff are best buddies and have been since they were babies. Their 6th grade teacher unexpectedly left and now they have a substitute who used to be a football coach. He's "six-foot-five and solid as an oak tree." As they pass notes back and forth trying to figure out what nickname to give him, the teacher writes his name, Mr. Hughes on the board. Voila! They agree "Mr. Huge." Wiley and Jeff are always coming up with nicknames for everyone and then Snoopy, who hates his nickname, challe ...more
Lord
1. Overall, I disliked the 6th Grade Nickname Game by Gordon Korman.I say this because I know this book is supposed to be a comedy genre and it's really not that funny. For example, when the main characters Jeff and Wiley are both best friends and make up nicknames that are supposed to be funny when they're not, like when they keep calling Charles, Snoopy, it's not funny,page 36. Another reason why I dislike this book is that the main problem doesn't make sense. For example, when Jeff and Wiley ...more
Joshua Stevenson
I read the 6th Grade Nickname Game by Gordman Korman. The book is mostly about Wiley and Jeff. Wiley and Jeff give nicknames to everybody in their school. Wiley and Jeff are both in the same grade which is 6th grade. Mr. Hughes their substitute teacher is also a football coach. During class Wiley and Jeff nicknamed Mr. Hughes Mr. Huge because he so huge. Also Mr. Hughes acts like the classroom is a football field and calls all his students men. Theirs a kids name Charles who is also snooping ar ...more
Maddie
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Destani Mendoza
Wiely and Jeff are best friends, and they do everything together.Then a new girl comes named Cassandra and they try to come up with a nickname for her.Then the both end up liking her and getting her to go to the dance with them.That ruins their friendship by fighting over her.Then they make up a bet with Snoopy but that's not his real name and he dosent like the nickname. So the bet was if they call some one who's boring Mike Smith have a cool nickname then they have to change Snoopy's nickname ...more
Arminzerella
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Ailbhe Brady
This book is a very enjoyable book for kids from 3rd-6th grade. The book is about two boys named jeff and Wiley. Who are the nicknamer, and give nicknames to everyone. One day a new student comes along and they fall in love with her. Then the two boys friendship breaks up because they are arguing over the new girl.
Wendy Chaulk
Jeff and Wiley are best friends and come up with nicknames for everyone they encounter. Their teacher leaves and they get a sub. A new student also joins their class which causes tension between the 2 friends. A good storyline but not as exciting as I was hoping.
Tesneem
I read this for a couple of reasons. When I was younger, I LOVED Gordon Korman - I'd laugh out loud, snort, giggle and guffaw at his off the wall sense of humour. As an adult, I revisited some of his books when I was staying at my parents' house and I still laughed out loud, snorted, giggled and guffawed.

I picked up this novel to read to my class, as I thought they could use a good laugh to start off the year during shared reading. Unfortunately, this is not that book. It's a decent book, and w
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Johnny
Nearly everyone at Old Orchard Public School (OOPS) has a nickname given to them by Jeff and Wiley. Their principal is deer in headlights, their football coach is Mr huge, but when they meet a spunky red-head named Cassandra, no nickname seems to say it all. Jeff and Wiley are starting to doubt themselves and their nicknames. Will the boys find a nickname for Cassandra before it's "too late"?

I picked this book up because it was written by my favorite author, Gordon Korman.
I finished this book be
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Daniel Dewulf
This is a fun and fast-paced book, but it doesn't make you think a lot. Some of it doesn't feel believable and that makes it hard to get into the story.
Leah
I think that this book was okay. I think it had to many things going on at once,this book could have been broken down in short story's. I also think it was an easy read, but it did have a good message. I also didn't like that there wasn't a real plot because so many things were going on. I liked this book because of the moral, and I liked the story's in it I just think there was to much going on. I also liked the ending. I also liked how even though there was a lot going on that the the oral was ...more
Molly
This book was extremely funny and very fun to read! I probably wouldn't have picked this up just to read for fun but I'm glad I got to read it in class. 5 stars for the interesting plot twist!
Connor
nicknames are all over in this book. funny book for all with weird pranks, nickname bets and preventing job loss. good book for readers.
Frances
Just snarky enough for 4th grade - can't wait to give it to some of those Origami Yoda lovers!
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Korman wrote his first book, "This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall", when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. He later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in "The Sixth Grade Nickname Game", wherein Mr. Huge was based on that 7th grade teacher.

Korman moved to New York City, where he studied film and film writing. While i
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