Teacher Guide

Speak Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Every classroom is different, but the intimate story of high school, social rejection, and sexual violence in Speak may be resonant for many students. Bear in mind that you are engaging with a volatile subject and potentially disturbing or triggering material; discuss this fact with your class and plan your lessons accordingly. These lessons and activities provide many different approaches to the text; select those that best suit the strengths and interests of your own class.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays and to develop their powers of analysis.

The questions provided for the final paper are most...

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