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Printable anti-bullying worksheet: The Dance

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Story by Terry Gardner used with permission and re-told by Debbie Dunn

After reading the anti-bullying tale called ‘The Dance’, students will respond to six Bloom’s Taxonomy questions.

The teacher can use the questions as listed on the link called “Writing assignment: The Dance.”

Alternatively, the teacher can print off the downloadable free worksheet called “Let’s write about the anti-bullying tale called ‘The Dance’.”

What’s the story about?

Story Description: Here is a story scenario you can use to help teach about the importance of the Character Education traits of Self Control, Valuing & Respecting Self, Valuing & Respecting Others, and Tolerance & Allowing. In the set of follow-up discussion questions, your students will also learn key features of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey process.

This is the third story of seven about a 6th-grade boy named Jack. Sixth-grade basketball star, Jack, starts going out with seventh-grade cheerleader, Ann. At first, their relationship is fun for both of them. But when Jack decides he wishes to also spend time with his other friends and go out for track, Ann becomes possessive. Will they manage to stay together or break up?

Please note: As a clinical social worker, Mr. Terry Gardner kindly created these stories for Debbie Dunn’s Communication Skills class at CMS back in 2001.This Terry Gardner Jack Tale is shared in his memory and with permission of his widow, Lin Gardner.

Other lesson plan links for this story

  • Bonus: Role-play slideshow: The Dance
  • Bonus: Printable anti-bullying worksheet: Write about ‘The Dance’ (See above article and downloadable worksheet.)


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