This PowerPoint is effective in actively involving students in a discussion about explicit and implicit messages. (It works best as a follow-up activity and/or a review for students who have already had some exposure to the concepts of explicit and implicit messages.) Each slide contains a page from the book "I'm Glad I'm a Boy! I'm Glad I'm a Girl!" by Whitney Darrow, Jr. The pages from the book promote thoughtful discussion about "explicit messages" (what an author SAYS) versus "implicit messages" (the sub-text; what an author IMPLIES, what an audience must INFER).