Bullying in the school

DeLisa Williams   delisa241@verizon.net




Growing up, I looked forward to going to school.  Many life changing events took place there.  Today, bullying at P.S. 36 has altered many students’ outlooks.

On a beautiful fall day, you arrive to school eager to learn and chat with your friends.  You hear the shrill ring of the school bell. You realize it is finally time for your favorite part of the day, LUNCH!  You grab your lunch bag.  You fly down the stairs and excitedly head to your favorite table.   The person that puts dread into your heart, the school bully, is sitting there! This bully hits me and takes my lunch.

Examples like the one above are happening more and more at PS 36.




Using the PPA steps, students will write a three-page essay on the causes and effects of bullying.  The students will also create a PowerPoint presentation for the other fourth grade students and school administration.




You will be divided into four different groups. You will do the following:

·       Read articles and watch the videos

·       Follow the PPA steps with your group

·       Two groups will work through half of the PPA steps and two groups work through the other half then you will have a collaboration when your done. (You are encouraged to use the PPA worksheets for each of the six steps.)

·       You will write a three- page paper using the information you have gathered

·       One group will create a PowerPoint presentation for the other fourth grade classes and school administration

·       One group will create anti bullying posters with slogans to hang throughout the school




In addition to the links shown on these pages, you must find one additional resource on bullying.


·       https://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=4506556&page=1

·       https://www.stompoutbullying.org/get-help/about-bullying-and-cyberbullying/why-do-kids-bully

·       https://www.education.com/slideshow/reasons-why-children-bully/media-models/




Include rubrics





You will fill in the student reflection worksheet.

·       https://www.niot.org/blog/new-anti-bullying-video-elementary-students

·       http://curriculum640essaywriting.weebly.com/uploads/2/3/9/5/23952407/expository_text_rubric.pdf

·       https://www.brainpop.com/health/personalhealth/bullying/

·       https://betterlesson.com/lesson/resource/2871068/4th-grade-informative-writing-rubric-ccss-pdf

·       https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/styles/iidc/defiles/instrc/tuestips/student_self_eval_benefits.pdf




4W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to explore a topic and convey ideas and information relevant to the subject. 4W2a: Introduce a topic clearly and organize related information in paragraphs and sections. 4W2b: Develop ideas on a topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, or other relevant information; include text features when useful for aiding comprehension. 4W2c: Use precise language and content-specific vocabulary. 4W2d: Use transitional words and phrases to connect ideas within categories of information. 4W2e: Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented