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Nonfiction Monday: Bullies

Teach students how to deal with bullies with this fiction/nonfiction book pair and activities for grades 3-5.

Nonfiction.monday Facts First

GoodbyeBullyMachine_SC Good-Bye Bully Machine
by Debbie Fox and Allan L. Beane, Ph.D.

Reading level: Grades 3-5
Hardcover/Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

This new book about bullying in school comes out in April, and it's filled with practical advice and colorful collage art.

Pair With

9781434210487 BMX Bully
by Jake Maddox
and Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)

Reading level: Grades 3-5
Hardcover: 72 pages
Publisher: Stone Arch Books

Matt wants to make the Evergreen racing team, but his chances are seriously threatened when a new boy moves to town and resorts to cheating in order to win.

Activities...

Ask students to make choices about how to deal with bullies at school with McGruff's interactive video. (See the online comics, too!)

Explore the student-created Stop Bullying Now! powerpoint, movie and more.

Students can make their own collage about bullying.

Play games and watch webisodes at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Stop Bullying Now! website. (Check the Educator's and Spanish language pages.)

Read the Bullies at School section of the Bullies Be Gone Blog for the latest news and advice.

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