Strength in Numbers

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SWBAT understand the power of working together to solve a problem

Big Idea

Teamwork, compassion, and standing up for others

Student Led Activity

10 minutes

The 11th 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 thelist 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

Josh and Raven stand up to Brick when he bullies Milton in the cafeteria.

There is strength in numbers.  Watch this video ad see how the kids at the school are able to help Milton by sticking together.

Let's review the questions.

Question 1: Why did Josh ask if he could sit with Milton at lunch?

Question 2: Brick left kind of in a hurry.  Why?

Question 3: Do you think this is the end of Brick's bullying Milton?

Question4: What could Josh, Raven,  and the other kids do to help make sure Brick doesn't pick on Milton or other kids anymore?

Let's watch the video: Power in Numbers


Ok students, turn and compare your ideas with your partner.  Students 1 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.