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Speak

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Laurie Halse Anderson

First published: 1999

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Table of Contents

Literary Elements

• Setting
• Character List
• Conflict
• Short Summary (Synopsis)
• Themes
• Mood
• Laurie Halse Anderson - Biography


Chapter Summaries with Notes / Analysis

Part 1 - First Marking Period
• Chapter 1: Welcome to Merryweather High
• Chapter 2: Our Teachers Are the Best
• Chapter 3: Spotlight
• Chapter 4: Sanctuary
• Chapter 5: Espanol
• Chapter 6: Home. Work.
• Chapter 7: Our Fearless Leader
• Chapter 8: Fizz Ed
• Chapter 9: Friends
• Chapter 10: Heathering
• Chapter 11: Borrow
• Chapter 12: Devils Destroy
• Chapter 13: Cheerleaders
• Chapter 14: The Opposite of Inspiration is ... Expiration?
• Chapter 15: Acting
• Chapter 16: Dinner Theatre
• Chapter 17: Blue Roses
• Chapter 18: Student Divided by Confusion Equals Algebra
• Chapter 19: Halloween
• Chapter 20: Name Name Name
• Chapter 21: The Marthas
• Chapter 22: Nightmare
Part 2 - Second Marking Period
• Chapter 23: Go ______ (Fill in the Blank)!
• Chapter 24: Closet Space
• Chapter 25: All Together Now
• Chapter 26: Job Day
• Chapter 27: First Amendment
• Chapter 28: Giving Thanks
• Chapter 29: Wishbone
• Chapter 30: Peeled and Cored
• Chapter 31: First Amendment, Second Verse
• Chapter 32: Wombats Rule!
• Chapter 33: Winter Break
• Chapter 34: Hard Labor
• Chapter 35: Foul
• Chapter 36: Coloring Outside the Lines
• Chapter 37: Poster Child
• Chapter 38: Dead Frogs
• Chapter 39: Model Citizen
• Chapter 40: Death by Algebra
• Chapter 41: Word Work
• Chapter 42: Naming the Monster
• Chapter 43: Rent Round 3
• Chapter 44: Can It
• Chapter 45: Dark Art
Part 3 - Third Marking Period
• Chapter 46: Death of the Wombat
• Chapter 47: Cold Weather and Buses
• Chapter 48: Escape
• Chapter 49: Code Breaking
• Chapter 50: Stunted
• Chapter 51: Lunch Doom
• Chapter 52: Conjugate This
• Chapter 53: Cutting Out Hearts
• Chapter 54: Our Lady of the Waiting Room
• Chapter 55: Clash of the Titans
• Chapter 56: Miss
• Chapter 57: Picasso
• Chapter 58: Riding Shotgun
• Chapter 59: Hall of Mirrors
• Chapter 60: Germination
• Chapter 61: Bologna Exile
• Chapter 62: Snow Day - School As Usual
• Chapter 63: Stupid Stupid
• Chapter 64: A Night To Remember
Part 4 - Fourth Marking Period
• Chapter 65: Exterminators
• Chapter 66: The Wet Season
• Chapter 67: Spring Break
• Chapter 68: Genetics
• Chapter 69: My Life As A Spy
• Chapter 70: Thin Atmosphere
• Chapter 71: Growing Pains
• Chapter 72: Gag Order
• Chapter 73: No Justice, No Peace
• Chapter 74: Advice From a Smart Mouth
• Chapter 75: The Beast Prowls
• Chapter 76: Home Sick
• Chapter 77: Oprah, Sally Jessy, Jerry, and Me
• Chapter 78: Real Spring
• Chapter 79: Fault!
• Chapter 80: Yearbooks
• Chapter 81: Hairwoman No More
• Chapter 82: Little Writing on the Wall
• Chapter 83: Prom Preparation
• Chapter 84: Communication 101
• Chapter 85: Chat Room
• Chapter 86: Pruning
• Chapter 87: Prowling
• Chapter 88: Post Prom
• Chapter 89: Prey
• Chapter 90: Final Cut


Overall Analysis
• Character Analysis
• Plot Structure Analysis
• Themes - Theme Analysis
• Rising Action
• Falling Action
• Point of View
• Genre
• Foreshadowing
• Irony
• Quotations - Important Quotes and Analysis
• Symbolism / Motifs / Imagery / Metaphors / Symbols
• Key Facts


Questions
• Study Questions - Multiple Choice Quiz
• Answer Key
• Essay Topics / Book Report Ideas




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