Lesson Plan, Other


This lesson provides an opportunity for students to reflect upon and personally relate to a teacher read-aloud of a narrative story. The lesson could be used with other stories; however, A Bad Case of Stripes allows for a personal connection by having students reflect on similar situations or emotions in their own lives. Acceptable behaviors and ways to prevent bullying in the classroom and school are also discussed.


  • Language Arts > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5


bullying writing response journals literature



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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-03-08.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This excellent resource from the IRA/NCTE website uses literature as a way to address bullying. Objectives are clear, the lessons are rich and the assessment is authentic. The resource provides detailed instructions and activities for three sessions, which include: whole group teacher read-aloud and think-aloud; rich class discussion; partner work; individual literature response journaling; small group literature response discussion; and follow- up computer games with PBS Kids’ websites. Best practices in reading are employed in every session and a variety of extension activities are provided.
Rebecca Greene
April 11, 2010
I really like this lesson... I teach 4th graders and this is when I see students trying to bully others around. I think it is really challenging and great for…
jyothisingh jyothi
March 11, 2009
The lesson plan is good. Needs to improvise with a little plan for below average students as all students in the class are not same. A few activities would help…

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