Lesson Plan

Nothing Wrong with a Three-Legged Dog: Discussion Guide for Grades 3-5

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Scholars study the book, Nothing Wrong with a Three-Legged Dog by Graham McNamee to encourage an antibullying trend in their school and community. Chapters and themes examine bias, coping skills, how to respond to bullying, and being a friend. Learners discuss or write their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Plan the lesson during October—National Bullying Prevention Month
  • If you choose to use questions as a writing prompt, post them on a classroom blog to allow learners to respond with their answers and reply to their peers
Classroom Considerations
  • The third of five lessons in a Words that Heal unit; other lessons target different grade levels
  • The discussion timeline will vary depending on how you choose to split up the book
  • Set rules and expectations to create a safe environment for discussion; observe pupils for signs of bullying behavior
Pros
  • Discussion points are separated by chapter and theme
  • Provides activities to extend the learning experience
Cons
  • None