This unit covers the entire novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. It includes introductory vocabulary, discussion questions, and author's craft (characterization, symbolism, literary devices, etc.) hand-outs with teacher answer keys. Each "marking period" or section of the book has a different writing activity and finally there is a culminating group project in which students create a project that has real world implications for their peers through researching teen crisis issues and offering outreach information to deal with such issues. There are no quizzes or tests. The assessments are more project/discussion based.