Middle School - Safety Goggles Advised: Exploring the Weird Stuff from Gossip to Grades, Cliques to Crushes, and Popularity to Peer Pressure

Middle School - Safety Goggles Advised: Exploring the Weird Stuff from Gossip to Grades, Cliques to Crushes, and Popularity to Peer Pressure

Middle School - Safety Goggles Advised: Exploring the Weird Stuff from Gossip to Grades, Cliques to Crushes, and Popularity to Peer Pressure

Middle School - Safety Goggles Advised: Exploring the Weird Stuff from Gossip to Grades, Cliques to Crushes, and Popularity to Peer Pressure

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Overview

2023 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner
2023 Colorado Book Awards Finalist

Take a large group of kids in puberty, send them to a new school, and add a generous dose of tests, homework, and hormones, not to mention diverse personalities, bland food, and unpleasant odors. That’s middle school, and it can be a little . . . weird.

Yes, there are cool things about middle school, like more independence, new friends, and new activities. But there’s baffling stuff too, like harsh judgment, the whole “popularity” thing, and, of course, drama. With insights from hundreds of students, this guidebook explores the halls of middle school, especially the odd behaviors that lurk in the shadows. Slip on your lab coats, because we’re going to dissect these behaviors one by one to understand what’s really going on. With fun illustrations and choose-your-own-adventure-style scenarios, Middle School—Safety Goggles Advised will help you deal with the drama and define who you are and how to navigate life when things get, well, weird.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641706636
Publisher: Familius
Publication date: 08/02/2022
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 409,102
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

Jessica Speer is the award-winning author of BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships and Middle School—Safety Goggles Advised. Her interactive books engage and entertain readers by combining the stories of preteens and teens with fun activities, like quizzes and fill-in-the-blanks. Blending humor, science, and practical insights, her writing unpacks the tricky stuff that peaks during adolescence. She has a master’s degree in social sciences and explores social-emotional topics in ways that connect with kids. For more information, visit www.JessicaSpeer.com

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Formula for … Well, Weird Stuff in Middle School 1

Chapter 1 Weird Behavior #1-Harsh Judgment 7

Chapter 2 Weird Behavior #2-Changing Friendships 21

Chapter 3 Weird Behavior #3-The Whole "Popularity" Thing 33

Chapter 4 Weird Behavior #4-Crushes & Warp-Speed Dating 45

Chapter 5 Weird Behavior #5-The Ins and Outs of Cliques & Groups 57

Chapter 6 Weird Behavior #6-Gossip & Drama-O-Rama 71

Chapter 7 Weird Behavior #7-Social Media, Phubbing, & FOMO 83

Chapter 8 Weird Behavior #8-Conflict and Aggressive Behaviors … Ouch! 95

Chapter 9 Weird Behavior #9-Feer Pressure Party 111

Chapter 10 Weird Behaviors (1+2+3+4+5+4-6+7+6+9) + Tests + Grades = STRESS! 123

Chapter 11 But Hey, There's Cool Stuff Too 135

Chapter 12 The Final Word-How to Deal and Define Yourself 143

Ideas and Resources to Help Schools Combat Weird Behaviors 149

Discussion Questions 153

References 159

Acknowledgments 165

About the Author 167

About Familius 168

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