Winner of the Counselor’s Choice Award, this teacher and counselor activity guide is designed to accompany the He’s Not Just Teasing! chapter book, which focuses on teaching the difference between teasing and bullying through relatable examples. This guide includes the text from the story, along with discussion questions and activities for each chapter!
Engage students in meaningful conversation and relevant activities to help with their prosocial development. A synopsis of the story that goes with this activity guide is below.
Malcolm is often the target of good-natured ribbing and knows the jokes and laughs at his expense are all in good fun and sometimes even teach him a lesson. But the snark coming from Joe isn't funny.
Joe taunts and bullies Malcolm. When he attacks, Malcolm's friends do nothing. They are silent bystanders, and Malcolm is left to wonder why. Can he find the courage to ask them for help, or will Malcolm have to stand up for himself?
This activity guide includes 20 activities and discussion questions to use with students in grades 4 through 8 who arestruggling with changing friendships, learning about self-advocacy, and figuring out how to get along with others. Digital content of forms and worksheets are available to download.
Whether you are a teacher, a school counselor, or a caregiver of a middle school student – this guide gives you concrete tools to help kids in ages 9 to 14, navigate their social emotional challenges.
About the Author
Suzanne Beaky studied illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design. Her expressive illustrations are commissioned by children’s book, magazine and educational publishers worldwide. She has received a number of awards and resides in Pennsylvania with her husband.