Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The latest read aloud in Reading Workshop is The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm. The book opens with Russell, the main character being harassed by Richie Tucker. Russell is already having a tough time with the start of the new school year. Somehow, he found himself without a group. He was on a friendship island, even while surrounded by people.
Every school has a Richie. He is bigger than most of the kids, and way meaner. Kids like Russell just stay away from him. Unfortunately, an ill advised attempt at humor puts Russell straight in Richie's sites.
This brings us to the question, if you were in the same position as Russell, what would you do? What can you do about a bully?