ALEX Lesson Plan


Stop The Bullying

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Author:Judy Waldorff
System: Covington County
School: Fleeta School
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 12019


Stop The Bullying


During this lesson, students start to recognize the different types of bullying, causes, and ways of dealing with it. Through literature and the Internet, students learn how to handle bullying. Students will develop presentations to teach other how to handle bullying.

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):
CE (K-12)
1. Courage
CE (K-12)
5. Fairness
CE (K-12)
6. Respect for others
CE (K-12)
7. Kindness
CE (K-12)
8. Cooperation
CE (K-12)
9. Self-respect
CE (K-12)
10. Self-control
CE (K-12)
12. Compassion
CE (K-12)
13. Tolerance
CE (K-12)
21. Patience
CE (K-12)
23. Sportsmanship
TC2 (K-2)
7. Use digital tools to access and retrieve information.
Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries, search engines, directories
  • Evaluating accuracy of digital content
  • Example: determining fact versus opinion
    TC2 (K-2)
    10. Design original works using digital tools.
    Examples: tools—digital drawing tools, music software, word processing software, digital cameras
    TC2 (3-5)
    1. Use input and output devices of technology systems.
    Examples: input—recording devices, keyboards, touchscreens
  • Demonstrating ergonomics relative to technology systems
  • Demonstrating correct keyboarding techniques
  • Demonstrating safe removal of storage media
  • TC2 (3-5)
    2. Use various technology applications, including word processing and multimedia software.
  • Using navigational features commonly found in technology applications
  • Identifying digital file types
  • TC2 (3-5)
    8. Collect information from a variety of digital sources.
    Examples: online libraries, multimedia dictionaries
  • Using technology tools to organize information
  • Demonstrating efficient Internet search strategies
  • Example: keyword search
  • Evaluating electronic resources for reliability based on publication date, bias, accuracy, and source credibility
  • ELA2015 (3)
    16. Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur). [RI.3.7]
    ELA2015 (4)
    23. Write informative or explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. [W.4.2]
    a. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. [W.4.2a]
    b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. [W.4.2b]
    c. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because). [W.4.2c]
    d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. [W.4.2d]
    e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented. [W.4.2e]
    ELA2015 (4)
    30. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. [W.4.9]
    a. Apply Grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions]"). [W.4.9a]
    b. Apply Grade 4 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., "Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text"). [W.4.9b]

    Local/National Standards:


    Primary Learning Objective(s):

    Students will recognize the signs of bullying.
    Students will employ ways to prevent bullying situations.
    Students will create presentations to help others learn about bullying.

    Additional Learning Objective(s):

     Preparation Information 

    Total Duration:

    Greater than 120 Minutes

    Materials and Resources:

    The Berenstain Bears and the Bully by Jan/Stan Berenstain
    The Berenstain Bears and the Red-Headed Thief by Jan/Stan Berenstain
    The Berenstain Bears and the Love Match by Jan/Stan Berenstain
    Bully Trouble by Joanna Cole
    Bootsie Barker Bites by Barbara Bottner
    Monster Mama by Liz Rosenberg
    The Case of the Car-barkaholic by John R. Erickson

    Technology Resources Needed:

    Computers with Internet access, presentation software


    Students must have an understanding of the meaning of "bully."

    1.)Begin the lesson by reading aloud at least three of the stories listed in the "Materials" section of this plan.
    (Try to choose books with different types of bullying in them.)
    As each one is read, discuss the following questions:
    Who is the bully?
    Why is this character acting like a bully?
    What types of bullying do you see in this story?
    How might the character being bullied handle the bully?
    What could you suggest that might help the bully to overcome his/her problem?
    Discuss and brainstorm certain vocabulary words that relate to bullying.
    (Choose these words appropriately for the grade level being taught.) Some vocabulary choices may include: bullying, conflict, resolution, violence, gossip, and exclusion.

    2.)Discuss the following types of bullying:
    physical bullying
    verbal bullying
    Allow students to work in groups and assign each group to focus on a different type of bullying. Let them discuss examples of that type of bullying.
    The members of the groups should be prepared to discuss the harm that can result from that kind of bullying and also offer more positive ways to treat others.

    3.)Allow students to work in pair and visit the following websites to learn more about bullying. This first website has short videos demonstrating different types of bullying.
    (Stop the Bullying Now)
    This site has many resources for students to learn about bullying.

    This site helps students identify bullies and gives suggestions on how to stop them.

    This site deals with cyberbullying and how to stop it.

    6.)Inform students that they are going to work in pairs to create presentations to teach other about bullying. Allow students to use the attached template to create their presentations.

    7.)When all presentations are complete, allow students to practice presenting their presentations to the class.
    Then allow the pairs to show their presentations to other classes in the school.

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    Assessment Strategies

    The teacher will assess students' presentations using the attached rubric.





    Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

    Presentation of Material Environment
    Time Demands Materials
    Attention Using Groups and Peers
    Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
    Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.