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Speak – Teacher’s Resources

Speak is an excellent text for KS3 and 4 students to explore topics such as consent, creative writing and English comprehension. The graphic novel edition is also a great way of encouraging visual learners to access the themes and topics presented in the text.

Find out more about:

  • The novel edition of Speak here
  • The graphic novel edition of Speak here


These resources have been put together for book groups and KS3 and 4 classrooms. Let us know what your groups and students though of the book by tweeting us @teambkmrk or @hachetteschools!

Download the resources here.


About the book 

Speak is the story of Melinda – a girl in high school who is unable to speak after she is sexually assaulted. As an outcast at Merryweather High, the narrative follows her as she tries to navigate the new school year following the incident. Through her work on an art project, Melinda is finally able to face what really happened. But before she can make peace with the ghosts of her past, she has to confront the reality of her present – and stop someone who still wishes to do her arm.

Written in sardonic and witty prose, Speak is a timely, critically-acclaimed and award-winning modern classic about a high school sexual assault.