After reading the anti-bullying story called “Jessica’s Painful Experience” and participating in the follow-up role-play called ‘Finding your jigsaw puzzle piece’, students will respond to six Bloom’s Taxonomy questions.
The teacher can use the questions as listed on the Examiner.com link called “Writing assignment: Finding your jigsaw puzzle piece.”
Alternatively, the teacher can print off the downloadable free worksheet called “Let’s write about the anti-bullying tale called ‘Finding your jigsaw puzzle piece’.”
What’s the story about?
Story Description: This story is fiction, but it is based on true events. The idea for the story came from a social worker who used to live in Knoxville, Tennessee. She had clients who had to get their stomach pumped due to either accidentally or purposely taking an overdose of pills or drugs.
One of the points of the story is that if you cloud your vision or dull your senses by taking drugs or drinking alcohol, the world will lose out of all your special talents and abilities. Each of you is essential to making the world the best possible place it can be.
Please note: Due to the sensitive nature of the story, the role-play is the sequel rather than a replay of Jessica's painful experience.
The sequel role-play is called "Finding Jessica's Jigsaw Puzzle Piece." At the group counseling session conducted by a man named Stephan, Jessica and the rest of the group were most touched by these words: "You are each one jigsaw puzzle piece in a giant jigsaw puzzle. ... There is something special each one of you can do to make that jigsaw puzzle piece be complete and help the world to be a better place to live." Jessica strives to figure out what her particular jigsaw puzzle contribution to the world might be.
Other lesson plan links for this story
- Middle school lesson plan: Jessica’s Painful Experience plus sequel role-play called “Finding Jessica’s Jigsaw Puzzle Piece”
- Section 1: Lesson Objectives
- Section 2: K-W-L MODEL discussion (‘K’ and ‘W’ questions)
- Section 3: Vocabulary
- Section 4: Story
- Section 5: Popcorn Review
- Section 6: Role-Play
- Section 7: Bloom’s Taxonomy discussion questions
- Section 8: Writing assignment
- Section 9: K-W-L MODEL discussion (‘L’ questions)
- Bonus: Role-play slideshow: Finding your jigsaw puzzle piece
- Bonus: Printable anti-bullying worksheet: Write about ‘Finding your jigsaw puzzle piece’ (See above article and downloadable worksheet.)
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