Day 1

Speak Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Book She Was Never Going to Write

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will be able to undersatnd how Laurie Halse Anderson’s own experiences in school affected her and how Melinda’s story came to her.

    Common Core Standards:



    As homework prior to this activity, assign students to read the “Laurie Halse Anderson Speaks About Speak” interview with the author at the back of the book as well as the “Speaking Out” article found here:

    To prepare students for the discussion about the author’s experiences in school, ask them to first share what they...

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