No Talking by Andrew Clements

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Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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132 pages
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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 novel study 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
print-and-go packet!

Packet includes:
*Standards met by the activities in this packet – CCS and ELAR TEKS
*BEFORE reading – teacher instructions & contents
*Front Cover Visualization
*Mathematical Predictions
*Journal entry
*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
Joy in the Journey
Total Pages
132 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.


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