Laurie Halse Anderson
Lesson plans for Speak and other books

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Biography and Background

Mad Woman in the Forest
Laurie Halse Anderson's official Web site.


Catalyst Test
Thirty matching and multiple-choice questions.


This reading group guide includes discussion questions and ideas for postreading activities.

Vocabulary from Chains
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.

Fever 1793

Fever 1793
Chapter-by-chapter study guide questions, vocabulary words and practice, and related links.

Fever 1793
This Google Lit Trip travels through modern day Philadelphia exploring the original sites mentioned in the story. Many of the original buildings are still standing.


Suggestions for Pairing Contemporary Music and Canonical Literature
A list of songs that were inspired by reading literature. Organized by the last name of the author (e.g. Chinua Achebe, William Butler Yeats), the list includes song title, performer, year of release, and more. The list includes 4 titles inspired by Speak!

Everything you need to teach this novel: objectives, activities, vocabulary, journal topics, interdisciplinary connections, and much more. An excellent resource!

Speak! Anticipation/Reaction Guide
Students respond to 10 statements before and after reading the novel. Access requires MS-Word or compatible application.

Speak! vocabulary
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Follow links at the top for groups of words. Click on an individual word for pronunciation, synonyms, examples of other use, more.

Book Review: Speak!
Summary; lists of related movies, web sites, and books; and 3 teaching activities.