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Vocabulary discussion: JoJo and the three Bully B's

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Class will discuss some anti-bullying terminology used in the story called “JoJo and the three Bully B’s.”

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Click this link to read the following Sections 1-2 of this anti-bullying grades 2 to 7 lesson plan:

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Section 3: Vocabulary (Class will discuss any still unclear Glossary of Terms.)

A. Class discusses and defines the following words and phrases used in chapter one of the story called “JoJo and the three Bully B's.”

1. Teacher Says or Asks: What does the phrase VICTIM OF BULLYING mean?

Students Respond: Accept Reasonable Answers such as a person who has been picked on or targeted by a bully.

2. Teacher Says or Asks: What does the word KLUTZ mean?

Students Respond: Accept Reasonable Answers such as a person who is clumsy.

3. Teacher Says or Asks: What does the word SNITCH mean?

Students Respond: Accept Reasonable Answers such as someone who tattles on another in an attempt to get them in trouble with authority figures.

B. Class discusses and defines the following words and phrases used in chapter two of the story called “JoJo and the three Bully B's.”

1. Teacher Says or Asks: What does the phrase VICTIM DANCE mean?

Students Respond: Accept Reasonable Answers based around the way a person perceives himself or herself and how he or she acts or responds when frequently picked on by a bully.

2. Teacher Says or Asks: What does the phrase BULLY DANCE mean?

Students Respond: Accept Reasonable Answers such as the behavior typically displayed by a bully and how that bully interacts with the person or people he or she targets.

3. Teacher Says or Asks: What does the phrase HERO DANCE mean?

Students Respond: Accept Reasonable Answers such as a person who monitors his or her display of posture, eye contact, humor, attitude, confidence, etc. even when he or she may be feeling secretly insecure.

C. Class discusses and defines the following words and phrases used in chapter three of the story called “JoJo and the three Bully B's.”

1. Teacher Says or Asks: What does the phrase DIVIDE AND CONQUER mean?

Students Respond: Accept Reasonable Answers such as instead of attempting to tackle a whole big task all at once and possibly feeling overwhelmed, you break a task or chore down into bite-size pieces.

When it comes to dealing with a gang of bullies, you attempt to reach out to each individual member of the group one-on-one, trying to form common ground. That way, when you have to face the whole gang, you have a better chance of surviving or getting through the encounter since you have perhaps convinced individuals within the group that you have merit.

D. Class discusses and defines the following words and phrases used in chapter four of the story called “JoJo and the three Bully B's.”

1. Teacher Says or Asks: What does the word SHOWDOWN mean?

Students Respond: Accept Reasonable Answers such as a showdown is that fateful encounter involving two or more adversaries. Each tries to be more successful than the other in surviving or thriving his or her way through the encounter. Typically, you would see showdowns in old Western movies between a ‘villain’ and the ‘sheriff’ or ‘good guy’.

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