Lesson Plan

Bully vs. Bystander

Teaching the importance of standing up against cyber bullying through the form of compare and contrast writing.
Kerry L.
Classroom teacher
Milton Middle School
Milton, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts

Students will be able to...

  • compare and contrast the traits of two different types of people 
  • determine solitions to bullying issues
  • tranform a compare/contrast graphic organizer into a well written essay 
  • turn their written ideas into a visual representation 
English Language Arts
Grades 5 – 7
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

  • As a class we will watch the clip "Emma's Story" from Common Sense Media. Students will take notes about people and events from the clip. 
  • When the clip concludes we will discuss the roles of the different people within Emma's life and the events that took place. (This will introduce the idea of the "bully" and "bystander")
  • I will ask students what actions they think should have taken place and their overall thoughts of the topic.

2 Direct Instruction

3 Guided Practice

4 Independent Practice

5 Wrap-Up