This teacher and counselor activity guide supplements the Why is He Spreading Rumors about Me? chapter book, a gripping and thought-provoking tale about the emotional toll a false rumor has on middle school students.
Relatable situations and helpful strategies for coping with rumors and gossip are described in depth. The guide pairs text from the story with probing questions and group activities to further engage students with the content and encourage spirited discussions about why and how rumors spread, the shame and alienation victims of false rumors can experience, and the true meaning of friendship.
After reading the story and completing the activities, students of all ages will be empowered to stop or ignore hurtful rumors about others, speak up for themselves when they are the target of hurtful gossip, and develop friendships that are based on trust and mutual respect.
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Published by Boys Town Press