Author:
Cheryl Wright
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Level:
High School
Grade:
9, 10, 11, 12
Tags:
  • Bullying Poetry
  • Discussions
  • Presentations
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs

    Education Standards

    Anti-Bullying Lesson

    Overview

    This lesson is about the poem "Nobody's Friend" which was published in a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal.  It is used as the basis to talk about anti-bullying and bullying.  After reading and discussing, students will create projects showing various perspectives and degrees of bullying..

    "Nobody's Friend" Poem Poetry Project

    1. Provide students with a copy of the poem/assignment.

    2. Have them write in the date the poem is due.

    3.  After reading it with them, allow them to choose a word from the envelope.  You might want to separate out words that could be more challenging for some of your students.

    4.  Show students the student samples for some of the words.

    1. Read the poem "Nobody's Friend".

    2. Choose a word that has to do with bullying in some way.  Your teacher has these words in an envelope.

    3. Follow the instructions on the handout to complete the remainder of the assignment.

    Remix: Anti-Bullying Lesson - Project

     

    Deletion: Students will not be given a word from an envelope. They can devise a theme from the list of bullying words. We will have a whole group discussion. For the project, students can work with partner, small group, or individual.

    Materials: I would use the examples, bully word, and Nobody’s Friend from original lesson documents.

    Time: Day 1 - Teaching/discussions

               Day 2- Project development

               Day 3 - Project development

               Day 4 - Presentations

     

     Presentation: Students will create a bullying presentation that shows various aspects and perspectives of bullying.

    Students will choose a presentation platform that is best to deliver their project. They can use:

     

    • Technology such as:  infographics, videos, memes, voice threads, storyboards etc.
    • Oral presentation, Rap, song, skit, partner discussion, art piece with written description, dance, green screen, etc.
    • Any appropriate creative suggestions

    Assessment: Students will be assessed on the quality and depth of their presentation, and the self- reflection component of the project.