Scholastic News Edition 4
Scholastic News Edition 4 provides exciting science and social studies features and helps kids build their geography skills.

Beating Bullying

February 23, 2009

Watch these skits that students at Asher Holmes Elementary School wrote and performed to help stop bullying. The skits are inspired by student’s real-life experiences. Most of the skits teach tips for handling bullies. They also show how hurtful bullying can be.
  1. Book Smarts:
    Some not-so-cool kids try to get boys to do their book reports.
  2. Misunderstood:
    A girl gets bullied by some mean students.
  3. New at School:
    A new kid at school gets picked on for being a "book worm."
  4. Teasing Trouble:
    One boy gets teases because of his trouble with math.
  5. Bad Sports:
    Kids bully two boys over their football knowledge.

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    Freak the Mighty

    Freak the Mighty

    by Rodman Philbrick

    Learning disabled and physically overgrown Max has no friends until a tiny and brilliant boy moves into the house next door. The two misfits forge a friendship that gives them enough courage to face school, bullies, and even Max's jailed father. The inspiration for the feature film The Mighty, this moving and funny story will inspire any kid who's ever felt like an outsider.

    Special Afterwords edition includes:

    • About the Author
    • Q&A With the Author
    • Rodman Philbrick's Writing Tips
    • Excerpt From Max the Mighty
    Learning Highlights
    This memorable story imparts valuable lessons in the true meaning of friendship, tolerance, and believing in yourself.

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    Are you brave enough to be true to yourself? That is the question asked in this poetic, beautifully illustrated picture book. Ikarus Jackson has wings, but he's afraid to fly after kids taunt him. Then an affirmation comes, giving him the courage he needs to be himself. This self-esteem-building book will challenge your child to celebrate individuality -- in himself, and in others. Parents' Guide Children's Media Award-winner.

    Page Turners
    Showcases the value of compassion and friendship and reinforces the idea that what makes us different also makes us special.

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