Mean Machines

Reinforce reading comprehension strategies and gain insight into cyberbullying with a worksheet that offers a brief informational text about a 13-year old girl's online experience and tips for handling cyberbullies. Scholars show what they know by answering 5 questions—four multiple choice and one short answer question. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create online etiquette-themed bulletin board that showcases vocabulary and proper social media behavior 
  • Draft a social media contract in which pupils, parents, and guardians sign to confirm their understanding of appropriate online etiquette 
  • Conduct a grand conversation to discuss the worksheet's topic and review question and answers to enhance learners' comprehension 
Classroom Considerations

  • The reading level is designed for those reading at a 1030 Lexile® level
  • Requires copies—four pages total 
Pros

  • Highlights vocabulary terms using bold font and defines the words at the bottom of the page 
  • Includes a five-question worksheet and answer key 
  • Offers five tips for dealing with online bullies 
Cons

  • None
Common Core