No Talking by Andrew Clements tells the story of a group of fifth graders who battle in a contest to see who (boys or girls) can speak the fewest amount of words in 2 days! This novel is funny, relatable, and perfect for upper elementary students. No Talking teaches about the importance of words as the characters learn to stop and think before they speak.
This MEGA packet is the perfect supplement to a study of the book, whether you're doing it as a whole-class, a small group (i.e. reading groups or literature circles), or as an individual project. It includes over 130 pages of activities for before, during, and after reading. EVERYTHING you need for a novel study is included in this one
*Standards met by the activities in this packet – CCS and ELAR TEKS
*BEFORE reading – teacher instructions & contents
*Front Cover Visualization
*DURING reading – teacher instructions & contents
*Tracking My Progress – two-page tracking sheet to keep students accountable for reading and completing the chapter summaries.
*Keeping the Characters Straight – note-taking graphic organizer
*Chapter Summaries – one for each chapter (1-20). Blank template also included. Answer Keys provided.
*Vocabulary Word Wall cards – four for each chapter (80 total). Blank templates also included.
*Comprehension Quizzes – one quiz every five chapters (1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20) *Answer Keys provided.
*Cause & Effect graphic organizers – one every five chapters (1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20) *Answer Keys provided.
*Text Connections – graphic organizer
*Figurative Language Hunt – graphic organizer *Suggested Answer Key provided.
*AFTER reading – teacher instructions & contents
*Character Profiles – note-taking graphic organizers for the three main characters (Dave, Lynsey, and Mrs. Hiatt) *Answer keys provided. Blank template also included.
*Interactive Notebook Foldables – Story Elements, Important Characters, Comparing Characters, Setting, Protagonist/Antagonist, Plot Summary, and Theme. *Answer Keys provided.
*Keeping the Characters Straight – matching activity *Answer Key provided.
*Compare & Contrast – two Venn Diagram organizers
*My Favorite Scene – activity template
Resource created by Jessica Lawler
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