Archive for the ‘Bullying’ Category

Post Six: Problem Solving

from Google Images

To be done when you are totally finished with the book and all of the other posts:

Please come up with some ideas that would be good for Nolan as he deals with Bubba.  Think outside of the box for this one.  You should have two to three ideas for Nolan to try out.

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Post Five: Now What Do You Think?

To be done after you finish reading the book

On page 132, Nolan witnesses Mr. Bixby being mean to his wife and son.  Discuss the saying:  children learn what they live.  How does this saying relate to Bubba and his cruel, bullying behavior?

Post Four: Changes

To be read after you have read chapters 9 – 14

How has Nolan changed throughout this book?  Give specific examples from the text on how Nolan has changed and how he stands up for himself as a result of becoming Shredderman.

Post Two: The Sidekicks

To be done after you have finished reading chapters 4 and 5                                                                                         On page 33, Nolan asks himself, “How come a bully like Bubba had friends and I didn’t?”  Why do you think Bubba has friends and Nolan doesn’t?   Why do you think Kevin and Max hang out with Bubba when he is so mean?

Bubba Bixby: A Bully with a Capital B– Post One

This should be completed after you have read Chapters One, Two, and Three

Bubba Bixby from Google Images

Bubba Bixby is a Bully with a Capital B.  He lives to make kids’ lives miserable, especially Nolan.  Do you think that bullies are born mean or do they become mean over time?   And more important, can they ever change and how do you think that this will happen? 

Shredderman: Secret Identity

Over the next two weeks, you will be participating in an at-home reading project, reading the book Shredderman:

  Secret Identity.  By  TUESDAY MAY 31ST, you should be done reading the book in its entirety.  In addition, over the next two weeks, you will be responding to posts about this book.  As well as answering my questions, you will also be required to respond to two of your classmates’s answers as well.

You will be able to just post on this site.  However, you will still have to type it up before hand to check your work for grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.

When we are done with this book, we will be having more in-depth discussions in person, but make your on-line discussions thoughtful so we can use your thoughts as springboards for our class discussion.