Bullying - 2

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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: Circumstances

As a class, make a list of circumstances when bullying can occur.

Example: When you wear different clothing than others in your class

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalk board

Activity 2: Yes or No

Allow students to work in small groups on student activity sheet A. Discuss answers when finished.

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

Activity 3:Create A Comic

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet B.

Materials Needed:
  • Student activity sheet B - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension and Grammar Review

Explain that a script is a form of writing; a dialogue 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 answer the questions on student activity sheet C.

After students have finished, discuss the listening comprehension questions together.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet C - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student
  • Student activity sheet D - 1 per student
  • Red and purple colored pencil or crayon

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!

After completing the listening comprehension portion of this activity provide students a copy of student activity sheet D. Point out to students the features of script text to indicate which character is talking. Remind students that this is a dialogue between characters.

Allow students time to complete activity sheet D.

Display the script using the immersive reader, highlight the nouns in the script. Students should self check their work to determine if they correctly named two nouns. Repeat the process for verbs and syllables.

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

Script Writing and Animation

Review and discuss example scripts from lesson extension.

In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating how to handle bullying appropriately. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

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

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

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: Answer yes or no if you think the following examples are incidents of bullying.

1.) Sue asks Jen to go to the movies. Sue says “Not today maybe another day.”

2.) Jack kicks David under the table and says, “Give me your homework.”

3.) Alex writes mean comments about Alice on his computer everyday. He encourages other to do the same.

4.) Shay doesn’t want to hang out with Jen anymore because she gets in trouble in school when they are together.

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Draw or write about a character that has to deal with a bully. The character should be bullied in the first box. The character should develop strategies to overcome the bully in the second box. Share and explain how your character handled being bullied.

Student Activity Sheet C

Who are the characters in this script?

Where does Chris ask Tori to go?

Who did Tori want to ride with?

How did Tori make Chris feel?

How do you feel when someone says unkind words to you?

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: In the scripts below circle two nouns in purple that name a person and one noun that names a place. In red circle two verbs.

Remember:

A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A verb names describe an action, state, or occurrence.

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!

Directions: How many syllables do you hear in the words below?

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Direction: Complete the following questions.

1. Can you bully someone on the computer?

2. Is bullying ever acceptable? Why or why not?

3. Should you ask an adult for help if you are being bullied?

4. Share an experience when you were bullied yourself or you observed someone else being bullied.