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Macaroni Boy B1462

Macaroni Boy

by Katherine Ayres | Paperback | SKU B1462
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BULLYING: A GUIDE Macaroni Boy by Katherine Ayres Blubber by Judy Blume Spider Boy by Ralph Fletcher True Blue by Jeffrey Lee Feather Boy by Nick Springer The books in this guide all deal with bullying. Use the questions to open discussion with your students on this important topic. Additional themes include challenges, friendships growing up, peer pressure, and self-discovery. ABOUT BULLYING Bullying isn't a new problem in schools. Almost all adults will say that they either encountered or knew a bully in their childhood. Some will say they were victimized, and others will admit to being innocent bystanders. And, some may even reveal that they were bullies themselves. No one wants to be called names or teased and taunted. No one wants to be left out of a ballgame or a school activity. No one wants their personal belongings ruined or their secrets revealed. New kids in school, and children who are different, especially mentally and physically challenged kids, are often the targets. These kids are already on the outside, and therefore vulnerable. Bullies are seeking attention and want to feel important. They feed their low self-esteem by being mean to others. Newspapers, magazines, television and radio news are filled with incidents of schoolyard bullying. Why has bullying become such a worldwide issue in schools today? Is bullying the beginning of school violence? Whatever the reasons, schools and parents must develop ways of helping children cope with the local school bully. Children who are being bullied are often quiet about it. The bully may have threatened them if they "tattle" or they may feel embarrassed. HOW TO RESPOND Observant adults will notice if a child is quieter than usual, suddenly afraid of going to school, shows a drop in grades, and doesn't want to play with friends or participate in after school activities. Ask questions. Engage them in conversation about the way they are feeling. Role-play a hypothetical incident. Encourage them to talk with som

Product Information

  • AR Level4.7
  • AR Quiz Number69015
  • AR Quiz Points6
  • AuthorKatherine Ayres
  • Page Count192
  • ISBN100440418844
  • ISBN139780440418849
  • PublisherRandom House Children's Books
  • Year Published2004
  • Grade Level3 - 7
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectFamily & home stories (Children's/YA)
    General fiction (Children's/YA)
    Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's/YA)
    Historical fiction (Children's/YA)
    School stories (Children's/YA)
  • ImprintYearling

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