There are 113 pages of resources to use for both texts, including student workbooks for each. If you're planning an Andrew Clements author study, these are two very popular texts that many students, grade 3-6, enjoy listening to or reading independently!
This is a student packet that goes along with the text No Talking by Andrew Clements. It includes an overview of how to answer short response questions, using a special technique that has worked for my fourth graders for five years. It also has questions that go along with each chapter, evidence statement options for the students, some teacher notes to encourage adding details to questions, and several culminating writing projects.
No Talking is the story of Dave, who researched Gandhi and decided to stop talking in order to clear his mind. His experiment evolved into a boys vs. girls no talking competition for the entire fifth grade at his school. The text is humorous, engaging for all students grade 3-6, and lends itself well to making predictions.
This is a 58 page novel study. It includes:
-two pre-reading activities
-two short response questions for each chapter
-Character Analysis Report Cards as during reading or after reading activities
-13 Literature Circle Short response questions
-9 extended response questions
-Quote Analysis with three quotes from the text
-12 vocabulary words
-After Reading Suggestions
-Evidence sentence starters at the bottom of each page
-Test Preparation Posters (genre, text structure, main idea, RATT short response strategy, text features, context clues
You can use all of the activities, or pick and choose for certain groups of students as a means of differentiation.