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Third graders read stories about bullying. For this conflict management lesson, 3rd graders discuss the common characteristics of bullies and how to prevent them from causing physical or psychological harm. Students read the book The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby and answer study questions.
Students establish a list of correct words to use in a variety of situations. Students speculate on different forms of poetry. Students encounter different types of poetic techniques. Students write an anti-bullying poem.
Students examine ways to confront and stop bullies. They develop a list of synonyms for bully, read and discuss an article, take a survey, write and read a reader's theater script in small groups, and draft a school anti-bullying policy.
Students identify bullying behaviors and identify strategies for dealing with bullies. They participate in role-plays and discuss the experience later as a group. After role-playing scenarios provided by the teacher, students create their own.
Students examine student psychology by participating in a peer to peer communication activity. In this bullying lesson, students identify the difference between appropriate conflict and bullying behavior. Students practice delivering "I-messages" to each other in a bullying role-play activity.
Students discuss bullying. In this character education lesson, students define bullying and identify different bullying behaviors. Students discuss how it makes people feel when they are bullied.
Learners identify the various forms of bullying in a class discussion and to sort out the situations that can hurt outside and inside. They count the number of bullying incidents posted on the bulletin board to find which occur most often. Finally, students create a Fishing for Feelings display by coloring fish and pasting them on the colored water.
Students discuss bullying. In this bullying lesson, students discuss facts about bullies and act out anti-bully role plays. They complete worksheets and see how they can take action.
Second graders demonstrate steps to take if someone is being bullied. In this health lesson plan, 2nd graders role play situations that call for them to sop bullying behavior. Scripts and tips are included.
Students find a comfortable position in which they can relax and close their eyes. They listen as a portion from the Bully-Free School Guided Fantasy supplement is read and visualize the way a school without name-calling would look, sound, and feel.
Learners participate in a bullying role-playing activity. In this anti-bullying lesson, students identify the key reasons people are bullied and what can be done to prevent future bullies. Learners discuss telling an adult about a bully and complete a role-play activity based on talking to an adult.
Students explore behavioral science by conducting a puppet exercise in class. In this bullying lesson, students discuss the damage caused by bullies and what techniques work best to mediate conflicts. Students utilize hand puppets to participate in a bullying role-play activity.
Students brainstorm and discuss positive behavior choices to counteract bullying. In this character development and citizenship lesson, students brainstorm ways in which to deal with bullies and practice anger management techniques such as deep breathing. Students participate in a puppet show, then debrief to determine good behavior choices made by the characters.
Students consider characteristics of class bullies. In this human psychology instructional activity, students discuss the importance of telling an adult about a bully and using the "3 R's" when approaching a bully. Students read several scenarios and discuss how they would handle a particular problem.
Young people sometimes struggle with telling an adult about a bullying situation because they do not want to be perceived as a rat or tattler. This resource helps differentiate between telling and tattling through class discussion, question and answer, and considering several situations and determining the best course of action. While this is designated as a 7th grade lesson, it can easily be adapted to other grades.
Students discover ways to report bullying. In this character education lesson plan, students identify the differences between tattling and telling. Students are given situations focusing on bullying and discuss if it is okay to tell someone. Students work in pairs to draw pictures of a situation when it is okay to tell an adult.
Students explore the problem of bullying. They observe an anti-bullying commercial and discuss how a victim may feel. After a class discussion, students identify tools a victim may use to get away from a bully and obtain assistance. They practice a rap song about bullying and helping others.
Students discuss if they have ever heard someone being bullied or called a name; if so, as each child shares, they hold hands and form a linked circle. They then talk about what they can say or do when they witness name-calling or bullying.
Students analyze bullying and aggression. In this bullying lesson, students discuss bullying and practice methods to deal with aggression. Students also participate in activities that enable them to consider why bullies bully as well as how to deal with bullying.
Explore bullying, how it feels, and how it feels to stop it! This plan begins with a discussion about bullying in which learners share their personal experiences with the all too common issue. Then as a class read The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby. Finally, your class makes a web of good feeling. Everyone stands in a circle and passes a ball of yarn as they give complements, ultimately creating a web.