In the begining of the school year, executing a zero tolerance bullying unit will help your students understand expectations for treating other people. By reading Stargirl (or another novel) as a class, and dividing the students into literature circles with other bully themed novels, students will be receving a double dip opportunity to learn about bullying prevention, and even lend a hand in setting the environment for how your school handles bullying.
The books we will be using with this assignment include:
Carlos is gonna get it by Kevin Emerson
Freak the Mighty by W.R. Philbrick
Odd girl speaks out: girls write about bullies, cliques, popularity, and jealousy by Harcourt
The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm
Check out http://talesofmiddleschooleveryting.blogspot.com/p/bullying-and-classroom-management.html for some aligning activities.