1. Introduce the topic of tattling by holding up the book and asking students if they know what the word tattling means. Facilitate a brief a discussion to assess what students already know about this topic.
2. Read "A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue" to the class.
3. After reading check for understanding by asking clarifying questions such as:
4. As students recall the four tattling rules write them on poster paper. The four rules are:
- What happened to Josh in the story?
- What are the four rules of tattling?
Call students up one at time to sign the poster. Explain that signing their name means they understand and agree to follow the rules. Hang this poster on a wall or chalk board so students can be reminded of their commitment to follow the rules.
- Danger Warnings ONLY!
Only warn an adult when a person is in danger of getting their body hurt.
- Be a Problem Solver
If the problem involves you, try to solve the problem yourself first.
- Is this a NOW or LATER problem?
Can we solve this problem be solved at a private time?
- M.Y.O.B – “Mind your own business”
The problem does not belong to you, don't get involved in it!
5. Pick a follow up activity from Julia Cook's "A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue's Activity and Idea Book" to close the lesson.
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Have you used this book before? What are some lessons you have done?