Andrew Clements’ No Talking

These lesson plans have been created in response to the production and as a follow up to your visit to the Coterie.  They offer ways to connect the show to your classroom in coordination with state standards and curriculum.

Narrative Lesson Plan

  • In this lesson, students will create a narrative story with an event sequence that unfolds naturally and compare it to the journey of the characters in the production.
  • Standards: Meets MO & KS CCR Standard W.K-5.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Active Listening Lesson Plan

  • In this lesson, students will recognize, compare, and directly apply concepts of both active and distracted listening skills in individual conversations with other students.  Students will also build a collaborative story with peers, by listening and responding with one another
  • Standards: Meets K-5 CCR Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening in KS and MO SL.K-5.4 (tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner using descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace)