Saturday, January 20, 2018

Bully or Bestie, A Follow-Up



On this National Day of Acceptance I wanted to share a cool link.  You may remember my blog post about the book, Colorblind, by author and lawyer, Leah Harper Bowron.  This coming-of-age story gives a snapshot of life in the south in the late 60s.  It's a good starting point for a discussion of the topics of friendship and bullying.


The author has developed a quick online quiz to see what kind of friend or bully you are.  Upon submission of the completed quiz, the results are sent to the taker.  If you are doing this as a pre-reading activity for your class, you could have the students put their first name, last initial and your (teacher) school email address for privacy. (You may have to check on your school's online policy first.)  


Each participant will receive a response based on their answers to the questions.  It will tell the characteristics of, for instance, the "loner" or "everyone's buddy" and relate that to the particular character in Colorblind who displays them.  The information received can be the basis for some deeper conversations about, not only the book, but about the issue of bullying. Here's the link:


Please let us know if you use this quiz with your class of middle schoolers or your own child following the reading of  Colorblind.  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

#Bully/BestieQuiz #teensfortolerance #Colorblind 

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