Who's Got Game? The Lion or the Mouse?

3rd - 5th

Discuss bullying, folk tales, and more using this resource. Learners read the story The Lion and the Mouse by Toni and Slade Morrison, engage in cause and effect activities, make predictions, and discuss bullying. This is a motivating way to discuss important issues.

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5 days

Mouse Soup

Explore reading comprehension by analyzing a book in class. Four lessons cover different chapters of Mouse Soup with reading comprehension questions, new vocabulary, and writing prompts. Learners are asked to make predictions and inferences as they read.

Let's Make Bullying Stop

In this bullying prevention worksheet, learners read detailed informative hints on what to do if faced with this problem. Ideas about how to handle various situations are included in this handout designed for older elementary students.

Bullying is NOT a Normal Part of Growing Up

Students analyze student behavior by participating in class role-playing activities. In this bullying lesson, students complete a worksheet titled "When I Am Angry" and discuss their emotional changes with classmates. Students participate in conflict management role-playing situations and take a class pledge to prevent bullying.

Conflict Management: Making Better Choices

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Jake Drake, Bully Buster by Andrew Clements

Students read the book Jake Drake, Bully Buster by Andrew Clements. In this conflict and feelings lesson, students identify the conflict in the story and how it makes the character feel. Students discuss bullying and respond to situations in the book by writing short answers.

Telling an Adult about Bullying is not Tattling

Help stop bullying and encourage students to speak up! Discuss the definitions of bullying and when to approach an adult for help. Objectives and definitions are laid out followed by discussion procedures. A handout includes hypothetical scenarios that can be used for small group discussion and role play.

Enrichment Guide for "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and "If You Take a Mouse to School"

Here is a resource that was originally written as an enrichment guide for the stage adaptations of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Take a Mouse to School. It is absolutely full of fun activities that will inspire your young readers. Included are instructions for baking, art, math, literacy, and vocabulary activities that will bring each of these two great books to life. The resource provides a story synopsis for each book, worksheets, and questions for parents of very young children.

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The Lion and the Mouse

For this The Lion and the Mouse worksheet, students read the story, fill in the blanks to sentences, answer true or false questions, and more. Students complete 7 activities.

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