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No Talking Paperback – June 23, 2009
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"Readers may be compelled to use their voice to praise Clements's deft handling of an interesting premise." - Publishers Weekly
"A vintage tale from the master of the theme-driven, feel-good school story." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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Let me tell you a little something about the fifth-graders of Laketon Elementary. The teachers there call them The Unshushables for a reason. These kids are the loudest group to cross the threshold of Laketon in years. They also happen to be a bit immature in the whole boys and girls area of things.Read more ›
The varied reactions of the teachers and principal to the students' silence, as well as the eventual camaraderie that develops between the boys and girls, make this book a truly delightful read. I would strongly recommend this book, as well as any other Andrew Clements title!
As a fourth grade elementary teacher, Andrew Clements is hands down my favorite author! He writes funny and entertaining school stories that kids can connect with. However, his plots are always clever and original, with his well developed characters often stumbling across profound academic and social truths. The perspectives of teachers and other authority figures are presented along with the students' in a respectful, reflective manner. I use Andrew Clements' books extensively in literature circle groups with my students, as his novels provoke a great deal of discussion from my students.
The manner in which the students go about fulfilling the no talking rule and the unexpected reactions they receive from their teachers and principal is what truly makes this book entertaining. Andrew Clements is an excellent author for school-aged children and always provides an interesting twist to the otherwise mundane. While many of us have participated in no talking contests, I promise they have never turned out like this.
As an elementary teacher, I appreciate that Clements includes topics, such as Gandhi, in a way that peaks student interest and encourages children to learn more about the subject. Children will easily identify with the characters and situations presented in No Talking but be warned, things may be a little quieter after they finish reading it.
Teachers will love the ideas and discussions that stem from this book. The book sparks conversations about peaceful ways to settle arguments like Mahatma Gandhi did in India. The teachers in the book complete many activities that allow students to follow the contest rules and still learn. One my favorites includes creating a story as a whole class where all students add to the story using only three words at a time. Students will love completing lessons that follow these from the book. It may even inspire a contest.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I think this was a very interesting book because it had a lot of feeling and description I would recommend this book to 9 year olds and above. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anonymous
This is the third book I have read by Andrew Clements in as many weeks. I am finding that the more I read of his the more I like it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steven R. McEvoy
It was amazing,increatable, and most of all intersting. I loved this book. It made me want to be quiet too. It was amazing.Published 3 months ago by halaya vann
I know these kids! Clements really knows how to write kids in his stories! They are believably unbelievable! Enjoy this book!Published 3 months ago by WMReed
Read this to my 3rd grade class and they LOVED it... and loved trying their own "no talking" experiment too.Published 3 months ago by Eva Kirilova
Wonderful book, I bought it for my 5th grade grandson. He loved it. I read it out of curiosity, it is really good. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jean W. JORDAN
I loved this book but I felt it was slow in some parts and there was too much about what could have been saidPublished 4 months ago by Shannon Robinson
No no hi for Google to find the best one for me to make it up and down for a whilePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer