Changes of Heart

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SWBAT identify the character's feelings and motivations using their understanding of their own feelings

Big Idea

Students identify with characters' feelings

Student Led Activity

10 minutes

 The 9th lesson begins just like the previous lessons, with the "readers" telling all students to get out their RRN (reading response notebook) and turn to the section on "Take a Stand-Stop Bullying Now".Reader One uses the microphone and says, "Write the title of the episode, number, and date as a heading."  Listen as I read question one." (At this time I project the list of questions for this episode onto the screen. As students turn the question into the answer stem I type what they are saying..)

Reader 1 reads the question.

Reader 2 can either turn the question into an answer stem or call on a student to turn the question into an answer stems.

Students' job at their desks is to quickly begin copying or using their own words to write the answer stem.

Active Engagement

10 minutes

In this episode, Milton decides that he doesn’t want to play the tuba anymore and Josh confronts the kids that used to bully him but that are now being nice to him.

Let's review the questions:

Question 1:  Why is Milton upset when his parents ask him if he is going to practice the tuba before dinner.

Question 2:  What do you think Milton's parents are thinking when Milton storms out of the room?

Question 3:  Why do you think Milton doesn't tell his parents the real reason he is upset?

Question 4:  Egg and Drizzy used to pick on Josh.  So why do you think they are so nice to him now

Start video:  Changes of Heart

Ok students, turn and compare your ideas with your partner.  Students1 and 3will share first.  Listen in and decide who to call on to share whole group.  

Move through questions in this way.  1-1 discussion followed by class share out.  Students will complete their answer stems during this process.  Encourage them to add to their answers or revise as necessary including an explanation using evidence from the video.

Replay the video as necessary for students to add details to support their answers.



Your homework:

1.  Watch this video "How to know if your child is a bully"

and What if your child is being bullied with your parents.

2.  Have a discussion about what you are learning about bullying.

3.  Steps you are going to take to help others enjoy school.