Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

Speak - Quote Response; Say, Mean, Matter

Grade Levels
Product Rating
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

189 KB|12 pages
Product Description
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?

Be sure to open the preview for a more in-depth look of this assignment.

Print and Go!

You might be interested in my other products for Speak:

Complete Speak Unit:

* Speak - Literary Novel Study; Speak Novel Unit

Separate Speak Materials:

* Speak - Censorship Essay; Secondary Language Arts
* Speak - Characterization Paragraph Assignment
* Speak - Motifs; Analyzing Motifs; Secondary Language Arts
* Speak - Close Reading; Excerpts; Annotation
* Speak - Vocabulary Lists, Definitions, Quizzes, and Answer Keys
* Speak - Response Questions for Writing or Discussion
* Speak - Analyzing Allusions; Secondary Language Arts
* Book Cover Analysis; Novel Anticipatory Set; Book Jacket Blurb; Secondary
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report Copyright Infringement
  • Comments & Ratings
  • Product Q & A
Digital Download
Add one to cart

Laurie Ranum




Digital Download
Add one to cart
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up