I Survived Being Bullied

Listen, or read, to a first-hand account of how 15-year old Adama survived being bullied. Scholars gain insight into Adama's experience while reinforcing reading comprehension and vocabulary skills using context clues.   

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite the school's psychologist to visit your classroom to speak of, and answer questions about, bullying
  • Assign the lesson's videos and links for homework to reinforce concepts outside of school 
  • Review the quiz, discuss each answer, and look back in the text to provide evidence  
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson was created for the the Lexile 470 version of I Survived Being Bullied 
  • The topic may be difficult for some pupils to discuss freely in front of their peers; create a safe space and provide time for private discussions if needed  
Pros

  • Comes with reading passages that meet Lexile levels 350, 470, and 870
  • Offers an interactive and audio version of the activity 
  • Links ask permission for user permission to leave the site 
Cons

  • None