In this packet, students respond with commentary in the format of "Say, Mean, Matter" to 23 significant quotes from the novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson. The first page defines the expectations for "Say, Mean, Matter," in the following manner:
Say: What is the text literally saying; a direct quote or paraphrase
Mean: What does this quote or passage mean in the context of the story? What does it illustrate about a character or conflict? Is it symbolic? How does it connect to a deeper meaning in the story? Read between the lines. What can you infer? Be sure to connect to the story.
Matter: Why is this quote or idea in the passage important past the novel? What universal meaning or thematic idea does it illustrate? How does it relate to society, human behavior, the world, or abstract concepts?
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* Speak - Response Questions for Writing or Discussion
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* Book Cover Analysis; Novel Anticipatory Set; Book Jacket Blurb; Secondary