Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson is a novel with a lot of heavy subject matter. One way to make learning about those hard issues a bit more interesting is through a brochure project.
Included is clear directions for students to create an informational brochure on one of the subjects within speak, such as bullying, isolation, self-harm, etc. Students can research and learn about their topic, make connections to the novel, and work on their nonfiction and text feature knowledge all at the same time.
Additionally, there is a half-sheet rubric included so students know exactly what is expected of them, and your job grading can be done quickly and easily while they present their projects to the class!