No Talking Novel Unit and Teaching Guide (Andrew Clements) | Distance Learning

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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This reading comprehension resource is geared toward helping teachers better use Andrew Clement's book "No Talking" to help their students dig deeper into texts as required by the Common Core and other state standards. This "No Talking" novel study is open-ended enough that it can be used with your whole class, with a small group, or even for an independent book study--and it now includes DIGITAL ACCESS!

What does it include?


  • Common Core Alignment Page (Grades 3-5)
  • Suggestions For Use
  • Discussion/Writing Prompts for each chapter (also cut n glue copies that can be added into readers' response notebooks or the included blank reproducible response page)
  • "How to have a quality discussion" reproducible/anchor chart idea
  • Writing “Pausing Points” to use to assess student thinking and comprehension both during the novel study and after it is completed
  • A set of 12 high-quality graphic organizers to use with this--and ANY other novel!
  • Assessment Checklists to help you document student performance

This resource is ready to go and customize for your class reading of Andrew Clement's classic tale "No Talking"! Use as many of the ideas or as few as you wish, but the planning is all done for you!

I hope you enjoy this and other literature units in my store!


Want to check out a few of them?

Historical Fiction Unit for Any Text

Sarah Plain and Tall Novel Unit

Esperanza Rising Novel Unit

No Talking Novel Unit

The Tiger Rising Novel Unit

Wish Novel Unit


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.


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