The Meanest Thing to Say Discussion Guide
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2
About this book
Grade Level Equivalent: 2.8
Lexile Measure: 350L
Guided Reading Level: K
Age: Age 6, Age 7, Age 5
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Dictionaries, Series
Subject: Elementary School, Friends and Friendship, Manners and Conduct, Understanding Self and Others
The Meanest Thing to Say
The new boy in school has a new game: say the meanest thing and you win! But with his parents' help, Little Bill finds a new way to win the game...and make a friend.
- Michael Reilly is the "new kid" in class. How would you feel if you were the only new kid? Does Michael seem scared? Angry? Glad to meet new kids?
- Little Bill feels mad when Michael says mean things to him. How do you feel when someone says something mean to you?
- When Michael says mean things to him, Little Bill just says "So?" What would you say?