Say Something Activities for K-5

Through the Say Something activities students reflect on their words and actions and ways to use them to be an upstander.
Say Something book cover with thumbnail images of free activity sheets and Novel Effect app on phone

Say Something Activities

As Peter H. Reynolds shows in his book, one voice makes a difference. With his illustrations and text, he encourages kids to speak up. It takes courage and practice to be an upstander. Students reflect on the impact of their words through Say Something activities. There are lots of activities that support English Language Arts and Social Emotional Learning while encouraging word choice and voice. The activities will help students:

  • respond to writing prompts.
  • illustrate ways to use their voice.
  • illustrate ways to take action.
  • respond to situations from the story.
  • write quotes.
  • interpret quotes from the story.
  • define story vocabulary.
  • determine the story’s theme and/or main idea.
  • write quotes for the classroom.
  • participate in random acts of kindness.
  • play super secret friend.
  • reflect on and respond to discussion questions and writing prompts.

Activities can be used to differentiate instruction for students, to provide them with a choice, or to focus on a particular skill.

Download Say Something Activities

To print or download PDFs of Say Something activities, click the blue button below. Then select “print” or “download” from the options in the upper right corner of the new window that opens. If the PDF doesn’t appear below, try refreshing your browser window.

About the Book and Soundscape

Say Something’s core message is to use your voice. Students learn that we all have the power to speak through our words and actions. It’s our voice that lets the world know who we are, what we’re thinking, and what we believe.

When reading the book with the soundscape, the music highlights the tone, emotion, and intention within the text. Students will understand the impact of their words and actions by connecting to the deeper meaning of the book.

Download the Novel Effect App to bring stories to life with music and sounds that respond to your voice.

Download the Novel Effect app to bring stories to life with music and sound that respond to your voice. 

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