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Writing assignment: Peer pressure is hard to resist

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Instructional objective: Students will write about the following six Bloom’s Taxonomy Questions for the Peer Pressure versus Exercising No Muscle tale called “Peer pressure is hard to resist.”

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Section 8: Peer Pressure versus Exercising No Muscle Writing Assignment for story called “Peer pressure is hard to resist”

After reading the story called "Peer pressure is hard to resist," get your students to respond to the following questions.

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Students answer the following questions:

1. Knowledge

RECALL at least three kinds of peer pressure Jarvis was receiving from Mike on almost a daily basis.

2. Comprehension

SUMMARIZE which outcome was demonstrated between Jarvis and Mike: LOSE-LOSE, WIN-LOSE, or WIN-WIN?

3. Application

DETERMINE what is more important: Your own feelings or somebody else’s feelings? Explain your answer.

4. Analysis

DEBATE what makes a person either your friend or someone who is simply using you for what they can get?

5. Synthesis

VISUALIZE other forms of peer pressure and SUGGEST ways you can resist that peer pressure.

6. Evaluation

EVALUATE what was the turning point in this story when Jarvis decided to stand up for himself; plus, tell how and why he did it?

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