Everything you need to understand or teach The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf.
"The Weight of Silence" by Heather Gudenkauf tells a story about a parent's nightmare. When Calli, a seven-year-old selective mute and her seven-year-old best friend go missing, an investigation ensues.
As the story opens, Calli has to go to the bathroom, but she is scared to go downstairs because her father might be there and see her. He is getting up early to go on a fishing trip with a friend. Finally, she can't wait...
The Weight of Silence Lesson Plans contain 16 pages of teaching material, including: