Classroom Bullying Prevention, Pre-K–4th Grade
Children's Books, Lesson Plans, and Activities
Bullying occurs everywhere, with children of all ages, and the damage it causes is both devastating and permanent. Educators need to personally and collectively take a stand against bullying while also preparing students to do likewise. By mentoring and encouraging student bystanders how to actively take a stand, step in, and speak up at a young age, the pervasive pattern of bullying can be broken.
||Librarian's Instructional Role/Teaching Resources, K-12
Featuring 20 selected bully-themed children's picture books, this teacher-friendly resource book offers lesson plans and activities to assist educators in strengthening bystander support against bullying.
Classroom Bullying Prevention, Pre-K–4th Grade: Children's Books, Lesson Plans, and Activities provides strategies to deter and prevent bullying—a serious and widespread social problem that starts early and causes great harm to not only the victims but also the bullies themselves.
The book's content and the included lesson plans are specifically designed to supplement school-wide efforts to reduce and eliminate bullying. The lesson plans enable students to understand the importance of environments where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and respected. Supplemented by creative illustrations and summarized tables of key information, the book will be helpful to community and school librarians, elementary school teachers, and paraprofessionals serving pre-K through 4th grade students. Additionally, school-based mental health professionals such as school counselors, psychologists, and social workers can utilize the book's resources to teach social skills in classrooms and group counseling sessions.
- Presents an overview of two related topics: bullying and bibliotherapy
- Spotlights 20 selected bully-themed children's picture books
- Includes five books and ready-to-use lesson plans and engaging activities for pre-K–4th grade
- Provides lesson plans focused specifically on bullying of children with disabilities
- Supplies an appendix with supplementary books and resources