This worksheet is a perfect introduction and conclusion to the contemporary novel SPEAK by Laurie Halse Anderson. It allows the students to access prior knowledge on the themes and issues that the characters deal with in the book. The students read statements such as "A true friend sticks by you no matter what" and either agree or disagree with the statement. The class can then share their answers and discuss why they chose to agree or disagree. This is a great way to get the students interested in the novel as well as making personal connections. Great intro activity!