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Pranks, Idle Threats, and Promises
Have you ever been involved in a game of "monkey in the middle"? Were you the victim of this game or one of the initiators?
In this story, three eighth-grade boys start their school day playing this game. Bruce, Greg, and Tim were sitting in the bleachers in the school gym waiting for the school day to begin.
Greg and TIm were feeling a little bored. They decided to pass the time by taking Bruce's bag lunch and playing a game of "monkey in the middle." Needless to say, Bruce was not too pleased about this. The end result, the contents of his lunch got crushed to smithereens.
Bruce made an idle threat. He threatened to beat them up, one guy at a time, if they did not buy him a school lunch that day.
When asked that age-old question, "Is that a threat?", Bruce responded with that age-old response, "No, it's a promise."
As you might imagine, other kids overheard this conversation. One girl, Candace, decided it would be wise to do some responsible reporting to the teacher on duty.
This lesson gives your class the wonderful opportunity to deal with some of the following issues:
* It's not appropriate to make threats, idle threats, or 'promises' of potential violence to your fellow students.
* It's not appropriate to play inappropriate pranks at school.
* What is the difference between responsible reporting and tattling and snitching?
* When is it always appropriate and wise to report what you see to a teacher or administrator?
I hope you enjoy learning more about this Anger Management lesson based on the story called "Pranks, Idle Threats, and Promise."
Solving Conflict for Middle School Students
At the end of this hub is a lesson plan link for the story called "Pranks, Idle Threats, and Promises" that you can click on that will give you everything you need to print off and use in your home school, private school, or public school classroom. The lesson about Bruce, Greg, and Tim is appropriate for grades 5 through 8.
Lesson Objectives for this Anger Management Lesson Plan
These are the Lesson Objectives for this Anger Management Lesson Plan about Bruce, Greg, and Tim.
K-W-L Model discussion for Anger Management lesson about Bruce, Greg, and Tim
This is the K-W-L Model discussion for the Anger Management lesson about Bruce, Greg, and Tim.
Vocabulary discussion for Anger Management Lesson Plan about Bruce, Greg, and Tim
This is the Vocabulary discussion for the Anger Management Lesson Plan about Bruce, Greg, and Tim.
In this section, students will also learn about Anger Triggers, Anger Cues, and Anger Styles. This will be helpful knowledge to know as you lead them through this lesson about the risks and consequences of making idle threats or promises and pulling pranks in the middle school setting or any school of any grade.
Anger Management Story about Bruce, Greg, and Tim
In this section, you will get access to the Anger Management Story about Bruce, Greg, and Tim. You will be able to read this story to your class.
Popcorn Review about the story about Bruce, Greg, and Tim
This is a very short wrap-up discussion about the story the students just heard about Bruce, Greg, and Tim. It only takes a minute or two. It gives the students a great way to give their immediate reactions to the story before they proceed to act out the role-play based on this same story.
Anger Management Role-Play about Bruce, Greg, and Tim
In this section, you will be able to download the PDF file of the scripted Anger Management Role-Play about Bruce, Greg, and Tim. To save on paper, you might want to only run off about ten copies that students can pass around and share. If you have a large-screen projector, you could put the role-play on that. That way, you would not have to use hardly any paper or printer's ink at all.
Bloom's Taxonomy Discussion Questions for Anger Management Lesson Plan about Bruce, Greg, and Tim
In this section, you will get the Bloom's Taxonomy Discussion Questions for the Anger Management Lesson Plan about Bruce, Greg, and Tim. These questions are based on six levels of questions that help your students to acquire higher-level thinking skills.
Writing assignment for Anger Management Lesson Plan about Bruce, Greg, and Tim
In this section, you will get the Writing assignment for the Anger Management Lesson Plan about Bruce, Greg, and Tim. These questions are based on the Bloom's Taxonomy Discussion Questions that you have previously discussed. This will be a good medium for you to access your students' knowledge based on this story and lesson.
Lesson Plan link about Bruce, Greg, and Tim
- Middle School lesson plan: Pranks, Idle Threats, and Promises - National School Conflict Resolution
This is an Anger Management lesson plan for grades 5 to 9. It is built around a story called " Pranks, Idle Threats, and Promises." Links to all nine sections o
Middle School Conflict Resolution
Designed for students in grades six to nine, this curriculum offers more than 30 innovative class sessions that address diversity (racial, ethnic, and sexual) and violence issues. Each session contains a warm-up exercise, theme information, value clarification, and an experience or activity. Journal writing, critical thinking about history textbooks, role-playing, storytelling, poetry/rap, photographs, illustrations, tables, and whole-school research projects are just some of the tools presented in this hands-on guide to defending against violence in middle school.
Help your middle and high school students learn to communicate and cooperate with each other. Through these experiential activities, students will become skillful in communicating, trusting, working together, and managing conflicts. Contains reproducible activities.
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