EllRay is the smallest, skinniest 3rd grader in Ms. Sanchez's class, but he's tough enough not to flinch when the big class bullies, Jared and Stanley, punch him hard on the arm. Ms. Sanchez never seems to see Jared grinding his knuckles into EllRay's ribs or anything else that is happening, and EllRay will never tell. The other kids think EllRay is cool and don't like seeing the bullying going on, but what can they do?
EllRay's parents are concerned about the bruises. Is he causing trouble? What will happen when they try to bribe EllRay to be good for a week to win a trip to Disneyland? If you were EllRay, what would you do? If you were in his class, what would you do?
The Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion, problem solving, research, writing, skill building, and authentic applications, and includes an interactive Jeopardy-like game that will conclude the study with fun.
The Kids Wings literature guide written by master teacher Suzy Red comes to you in both PowerPoint and PDF for excellence in projection and printing. The Activities include:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards;
Readers’ Theater Introduction;
Making Connections Quick Writes, Prereading Predictions and Chapter Questions;
Bullies: A Readers Theater Script;
Expanding Dialogue: Conversation Plus--2 pages;
Conversation Plus Song;
EllRay Jakes, A Character Study;
How It Began, Crossword Puzzle, Chapters 1 and 2;
Visualizing the Story, Chapter 3;
Sequencing the Events, Chapters 1-3;
Multiple Choice Comprehension Pages;
A Letter to Ms. Sanchez, Editing Practice;
Chapter 4 Prereading Prediction and Chapter Questions;
Becoming EllRay's Advisor and Friend;
Visualizing Chapter 10-12;
Recalling, Analyzing, and Writing About the Events;
Logical Math Reasoning;
Creative Drama: What If?
There's More to the Story, Spinner Discussion;
Comparing Stories About Bullying;
Plus, an interactive Jeopardy-type game in PowerPoint format!
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