This multigenre inquiry project contains the following pieces:
1. A synthesis essay connecting Speak to related fiction, nonfiction, poetry, current events, and academic articles (Synthesis).
2. A word cloud illustrating the character of Melinda and the emotions involved in her internal conflict (Emotions).
3. A choral reading reflecting the reaction of Melinda's community to her withdrawal and Melinda's resulting emotions (Emotions).
4. A series of texts and tweets between the characters of Melinda, Rachel, and Andy that demonstrates Melinda's choice to speak out about her sexual assault (Interactions).
5. A series of notes passed between Melinda and her friend David illustrating her social isolation and anxiety after her traumatic experience (Interactions).
6. A Prezi that discusses foundational topics of the novel such as sexual assault, rape culture, consent, survivors, and fighting violence against women (Research).
7. A found poem that elaborates on the rape culture motivating Andy to assault Melinda (The Other Side).
8. A public service announcement raising awareness about violence against women using the novel as a touchstone (Strategic Use).
9. A lesson plan discussing the concepts of trauma and PTSD in Speak and related nonfiction (Lesson Plan).
10. My commentary illustrating my thoughts on each of the genres (Web 2.0 Tool).