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A Bad Case of Bullying: Using Literature Response Groups
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 40-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon (Scholastic, 2004)
- Computers with Internet access
- Chart paper and markers
- Large index cards
- Lima beans
- Sticky notes
- Student reflection journals
Obtain a copy of the book A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon, which tells the story of Camilla Cream, a little girl who is very worried about what other people think of her. She is so worried, in fact, that she stops eating her favorite food, lima beans, because none of the other kids at school like them.
|2.||Check that each student has a response journal or learning log.
|3.||Purchase lima beans at a local grocery or produce store to use when introducing the book A Bad Case of Stripes in Session 1.
|4.||Visit Teaching Resources from Laura Candler (link for Strategies) to learn more about literature response groups and how to most effectively implement this instructional approach in your classroom.
|5.||Before beginning the lesson, use index cards to designate a list of students in each literature response group. Groups should be heterogeneous and contain no more than five to six students each.