Study Guide: Listening Is an Act of Love

B. Reading the Stories

3. WILLIAM JACOBS interviewed by his grandson SETH FLEISCHAUER

Pre-reading statement of opinion:  One factor in the success of a marriage may be having a good relationship with one’s future in-laws.  Do you agree with the importance of this relationship?  Why or why not?

Post-reading guided summary:  Explain in what way William Jacobs has inspired his grandson and how the grandfather responds to his grandson’s statement of admiration.

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.