Study Guide: Listening Is an Act of Love

B. Reading the Stories

1. MONICA MAYER interviewed by her cousin and patient SPENCER WILKINSON, JR.

Pre-reading statement of opinion:  Child psychologists say that it is important for children to have household chores to do.  Do you agree?  Why or why not?

Post-reading guided summary:  Explain why Monica Mayer’s father gave her and her sisters hard labor one day and what the outcome was.

Personal response:  Write your reaction to one or two aspects of the summary you have written, and try to connect this response to the opinion that you expressed before reading the StoryCorps transcript.