Sunday, February 01, 2009

No Talking by Andrew Clements

The fifth graders at Laketon Elementary are loud, obnoxious, and talkative. They are so loud, that they get their own lunch time, which is monitored by the principal and her red plastic bullhorn. That's not their only problem though. The boys and the girls in the fifth grade class can't stand one another. So when Dave Parker challenges Lyndsey Burgess to stay quiet for two whole days, it quickly becomes a war of boys versus girls. The teachers don't know about the war however, and they are very suspicious that the class that never stopped talking, now refuses to talk. Humming through choir practice and having three word debates in class might be amusing to some, but it's downright irritating to most. What happens when the principal orders the students to begin talking again, or else? Read No Talking by Andrew Clements to find out if students really do have "the right to remain silent."

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