Creative writing/PARCC Narrative essay using Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak. This assignment requires students to think like a character from the book and write as the character about Melinda and a scene from the story. Includes brainstorming questions and a rubric as well as lines for writing (not needed if you use computers or have students type). Also includes short sample essay with guided questions. Can be taught over a series of lessons and some can be completed out of class.