I Talk Like a River
Social Justice Activities:
Character Analysis: Analyze the main character's actions and their reasons for those actions.
Figurative Language: Poetic elements and descriptive language throughout the book. Explore the author's choice to use the metaphor of a river as speech.
Author's Purpose: Read the note in the back and discuss the author's motivation for writing the book and how that motivation influenced the writer's craft.
- Autobiographical Narrative, All Ages
- Perspectives: Living with a speech disorder
- Author's stated experience: Living with a speech disorder
- Subject Integration: Art, Science