This full unit plan is an Author Study of two fun, engaging Andrew Clements texts-No Talking and Frindle. These two texts work PERFECTLY together and are a blast for upper elementary students to read. Most activities use No Talking as a mentor text and Frindle as a small group/independent work text, so this can be completed without student copies of all texts. I have two copies of No Talking (for myself and my co-teacher) and a class set of Frindle books. Keep in mind that ALL lessons include clearly written plans pre-made for you, so you truly have zero work to do here! An end-of-unit Performance-Based Assessment is also included. I encourage you to send me any questions, comments or feedback so that I can improve this unit in any way. Thank you for your interest!
Some fun lesson examples include:
-Twitter pages for characters from both texts
-Breaking News Reports and News interviews about major events
-Class Discussion Cards and a true 'No Talking' activity (keep points if you want to make it even more fun!)
*Comprehension Booklets are also included for both texts so that students can independently monitor and track their own thinking as they read