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Bullying Hurts: Teaching Kindness through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations

4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Paperback, 148 pages
Published August 3rd 2012 by Heinemann
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Paul  Hankins
Lester and Reba do a fantastic job of balancing an approach with a new climate of CCSS with their recommendations and how each recommendation supports CCSS while building community.

I really like how Lester and Reba address all of the parties in the bullying equation. The first chapter of the book is most enlightening as the authors take some time to define and explain each element.

More to say about this book as the year goes on, but I am really happy to see how many shares and adds this book is
This book is for teachers who see the destructive effects of bullying...on the bullied, the bully, and the bystander. Using children's literature as their tool, the authors give a pattern of lessons to be used in elementary classrooms, to lead discussions about the human condition which are also rooted in ELA this case CCSS. The authors may want to revise the standards portion of the book, as more and more states back away, but the true message of this book is NOT CCSS.

All the les
I found this book to be helpful in thinking about how to scaffold lessons that lead students to be advocates for themselves and others and to be able to empathize with those that are different from them. The first two layers were really strongly planned and involved extension activities that allowed the students to add some physicality to what they were learning, but I found the later layers to be lacking in this aspect. I also felt that the books chosen were focused on lower grades and am conce ...more
Carol Royce Owen
Sep 09, 2012 Carol Royce Owen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teachers, parents, administrators, guidance counselors
As soon as I heard that Lester and Reba were working on this book, I knew I had to have it. So, when I heard it was about to be released, I ordered two copies, one for myself and one to share. Now I wish I ordered 40, one for each of the teachers in my school.

This is a professional development book that teaches teachers to use read alouds effectively to teach students about bullying. With the gentleness of the man often quoted throughout the book (Fred Rodgers), Lester and Reba lead the reader
Love, love, LOVE Lester! I want to move to North Carolina just to be his neighbor!
Jan 29, 2014 Katie marked it as to-read
Professional text - lots of read aloud lessons.
Kris Patrick
Good stuff #bookaday
I love this book and all booklist of children's read alouds that encourage and teach about kindness!
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Lester L. Laminack is Professor Emeritus from department of Birth-Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle Grades Education, at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina where he received two awards for excellence in teaching [the Botner Superior Teaching Award and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award]. Lester is now a full-time writer and consultant working with schools through ...more
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