After reading the anti-bullying tale called ‘The Star’, 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: The Star.”
- Click link: Writing assignment: The Star
Alternatively, the teacher can print off the downloadable free worksheet called “Let’s write about the anti-bullying tale called ‘The Star’.”
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 seventh and last story of seven about a boy named Jack. Please note that this is the conclusion of the story about the Jack you read about in the stories called ‘The ball’, ‘The dance’, ‘The heart’, and ‘The feeling’. This story is called ‘The star’. It was written by Clinical Social Worker, Terry Gardner.
Jack was now in eighth grade. He had come a long way since the uncertainties, fears, and many questions he had during his sixth- and seventh-grade years. Jack was very popular with most of the students and teachers. He did very well with school work and was one of the school’s outstanding athletes. But had all that success gone to his head? Let’s see what Jack did with all of his success and personal growth.
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
- Section 1: Lesson Objectives
- 2A. Section 2A: K-W-L MODEL discussion part 1 (‘K’ and ‘W’ questions)
- 2B. Section 2B: K-W-L MODEL discussion part 2 (‘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: The Star
- Bonus: Printable anti-bullying worksheet: Write about ‘The Star’ (See above article and downloadable worksheet.)
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