Bullying Close Reading Lessons at The Common Core Shop
Bullying Close Reading Lessons at The Common Core Shop

Bullying Close Reading Lessons

All members of your school community should be deeply concerned with the prevalence of bullying in today's world.  The statistics related to bullying are staggering:

  • Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying
  • 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying
  • Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shooting incidents
  • Nearly 1/4 of tenth graders who reported being bullied also reported having made a suicide attempt in the past 12 months

There is no doubt that teachers want to do what is best for their students, but there is never enough time.  To help meet the need for rigorous lessons that also give students an opportunity to develop empathy for and understanding of the issues related to bullying, The Common Core Shop has created close reading lessons that meet common core standards.  These lessons include:

  • 40 close reading assignments 
  • 40 common core academic vocabulary assignments
  • 80 bullying stories from the reading resource "Bullying Under Attack"

These close reading lessons address such topics as:

  • Cyber bullying
  • Diversity
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Not being a Bystander
  • Causes and Effects of Bullying
  • Showing Kindness towards others
  • Making Changes in Your Schools
  • Standing Up to Bullies
Bullying Under Attack

Bullying Under Attack is an eye-opening anthology of first-person accounts written by teenagers from all three players in the bullying cycle: victims, bullies, and bystanders.


Go to the store page to purchase 40 Close Reading Lessons,40 Common Core Vocabulary Lessons and one copy of the reading resource "Bullying Under Attack." $65 individual, $150 site license .

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Bullying Under Attack Lessons
Bullying Performance Tasks
Bullying Performance Task

Bullying Prevention Performance Tasks

The Common Core Shop has created 10 bullying prevention performance tasks that will help your students prepare for the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  

A key component of college and career readiness is the ability to integrate knowledge and skills across multiple content standards. The Common Core Shop develops this ability through performance tasks that includes teacher led classroom actives, student driven research, use of technology, and a writing assessment.  In one task, students will be asked to write and produce a 30 second public service announcement, collaborating with classmates to clearly define their own roles and expectations while practicing their writing, speaking, and listening skills. 

The Common Core Shop performance tasks involves significant interaction of students with stimulus materials and/or engagement in a problem solution, ultimately leading to an exhibition of the students’ application of knowledge and skills, often in writing or spoken language. Stimuli include a variety of information forms (e.g., readings, video clips, data), as well as an assignment or problem situation.


Go to the store page to purchase 10 performance tasks that meet current common core standards.  $50 individual, $75 site license.

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