Author:
CANDACE HAMILTON
Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Middle School, High School
Grade:
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Tags:
  • Bullying Poetry
  • curriculum review academy submission
  • curriculum-review-academy-submission
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    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 write their own poem using a synonym for bullying.

    "Nobody's Friend" Poem

    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.