Study Guide: Listening Is an Act of Love

B. Reading the Stories

2. DR. RICHARD COLLINS interviewed by his grandson SEAN COLLINS

Pre-reading statement of opinion:  It is believed that children will follow in their parents’ footsteps and choose the same careers as their parents if parents share their personal interests and aspects of their work life with them.  Do you agree that such communication between parent and child is important?  Why or why not?

Post-reading guided summary:  Give one reason why Richard Collins may have become a doctor.  Explain how his mischievous behavior in school also continued later on in his life. Discuss the advice he gives his grandson about love.

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.