Anticipation Guide for Speak Discussion

by McKinstry Rose

  • Released February 12, 2019
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Grade Levels

Grade 9


Instructions: Please complete the following discussion guide honestly. Use the letter codes below to rate the statement.

A = agree

D = disagree

N = neutral

  • The pressures of fitting in at high school are greater than at any other point in one’s life.
  • Students who are depressed are simply afraid to deal with their real or perceived problems.
  • There is a difference between being quiet and being a “loner.”
  • Students should not tell teachers about their personal problems, no matter how serious.
  • A girl who dresses provocatively deserves any negative attention she gets.
  • Girls are more likely to say that they have been sexually harassed than guys are.
  • Whatever happens at a party should stay at a party.
  • If someone is drunk or high, he or she is less responsible for his or her actions.
  • If someone is drunk or high and gets assaulted at that time, I don’t feel as sorry for him or her as I would for someone who is sober.
  • Parents simply don’t understand the problems teenagers go through.
  • People who are quiet have something to hide.
  • Being harassed as an underclassman is simply part of high school; this should not be changed.
  • School is boring and not fun at all.
  • Sometime teachers treat students unfairly.
  • Our school has “cliques.”
  • Going from middle school to high school was hard for me.
  • I could go a whole day without saying a word to anyone and would be perfectly fine with that.


Anticipation guide for a discussion about issues and themes from Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.