Bullying - 1

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Teachers

Definition: Bullying occurs when you make someone feel bad about themselves or you try to force someone to do what you want them to do.

Discussion Points

    Questions
  • Have you ever bullied someone?
  • Is calling a person bad names bullying?
  • Is it okay to say bad things to someone if you don’t hurt them physically?
  • What happens if you witness bullying and you do nothing?

Discuss with students what bullying means. Review the discussion point questions.

Possible activities to review the discussion point:

  • The group should form a circle. Ask a question and allow students to toss a bean bag to those who would like to answer the question.
  • Play tic-tac-toe by dividing the group into teams. Write discussion questions on a post-it note and place them on the tic-tac-toe grid. Allow a representative from the team to select a post-it note and as a team develop an answer to the question. If they get it right they may put their teams marker (x or o) on the grid.

Activity 1: What Is a Bully

Explain to the class that a bully is a person who is mean with their actions or words. Create a list of words and actions that a bully may use or demonstrate. (Ex. Your stupid) Record the list on the board.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalk board

Activity 2: Be a Buddy, Not a Bully

Lead the class to understand that there are ways they can be a buddy rather than a bully. Create a t-chart with responses that would be a buddy rather than a bully.

Materials Needed:
  • T-chart created on chart paper or chalkboard

Activity 3: Be Smarter Than A Bully

Discuss with students that there are things we can do to be smarter than a bully. Develop a list on the t-chart of things to do and not to do when dealing with a bully.

Materials Needed:
  • T-chart (below) created on chart paper or chalkboard

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension

Explain that a script is a form of dialogue writing between characters in a movie, play, or broadcast. Utilizing the immersive reader students should listen carefully as the teacher plays the example scripts below. Replay the script if needed. Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A and share. .

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Example script of demonstrating how to deal with bullying appropriately:
Chris: Hey, Tori bring your new bike to the playground so we can ride together.
Tori: No, you’re too slow and you can’t do tricks. I am going riding with Ken today.
Chris: Tori you are really hurting my feelings. What did I ever do to you? That is fine then! I will ride bikes with someone else.
Tori: Wait, I am sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I wanted to ride with Ken but I just acted badly by talking to you like that.
Chris: I don’t understand why we all just can’t ride together.
Tori: You are right Chris I’m sorry. See you at the playground!

If time allows students may partner together and role play the script.

Script Writing and Animation

In small groups, have the students create scripts that demonstrate how to deal with bullying appropriately. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

Materials Needed:
  • Script sheet for each group
  • Pencil for each student

Example script of demonstrating how to deal with bullying appropriately:
Chris: Hey, Tori bring your new bike to the playground so we can ride together.
Tori: No, you’re too slow and you can’t do tricks. I am going riding with Ken today.
Chris: Tori you are really hurting my feelings. What did I ever do to you? That is fine then! I will ride bikes with someone else.
Tori: Wait, I am sorry. I shouldn’t have said that. I wanted to ride with Ken but I just acted badly by talking to you like that.
Chris: I don’t understand why we all just can’t ride together.
Tori: You are right Chris I’m sorry. See you at the playground!

Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remember to name and save their work. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.

Lesson Review

Allow students time to complete the student lesson review. Discuss answers when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Lesson Review sheet - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Read Aloud Recommendations:

Completing a read aloud with students is a great way for them to see and learn social skills as well as incorporating reading skills. Below are some books that could be used to reinforce the concept. Read and discuss as appropriate for level and as time allows throughout the lesson.

  • Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are by Maria Dismondy
  • Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry
  • Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell
  • The Juice Box Bully: Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others by Bob Sornson
  • The Recess Queen by Alexis O'neill
  • Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
  • Simon's Hook; A Story About Teases and Put-downs by Karen Gedig Burnett

Students

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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Draw a comic to match the script you listened to.

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Create a comic demonstrating how to be smarter than a bully.

I can be smarter than a bully by