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EllRay Jakes is NOT a Chicken
by Sally Warner
2012 Texas Bluebonnet
SM Nominee for 2012-2013

EllRay is the smallest, skinniest 3rd grader in Ms. Sanchez's class, but he's tough enough not to flinch when the big class bullies, Jared and Stanley, punch him hard on the arm. Ms. Sanchez never seems to see Jared grinding his knuckles into EllRay's ribs or anything else that is happening, and EllRay will never tell. The other kids think EllRay is cool and don't like seeing the bullying going on, but what can they do?

EllRay's parents are concerned about the bruises. Is he causing trouble? What will happen when they try to bribe EllRay to be good for a week to win a trip to Disneyland? If you were EllRay, what would you do? If you were in his class, what would you do?

The Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion, problem solving, research, writing, skill building, and authentic applications, and includes an interactive Jeopardy-like game that will conclude the study with fun.

Research Links
EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken by Sally Warner

Dealing with Bullies
Kids Against Bullying
PBS: What is Bullying?
Stop Bullying Now!

Bullying and Your Child

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Kids Wings Units for Literature to Stop Bullying

A 30-page unit PLUS interactive Jeopardy-type game, perfect for lesson planning, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard fo EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken by Sally Warner is available NOW!

The Activity Guide Contains:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards;
Readers’ Theater Introduction;
Making Connections Quick Writes, Prereading Predictions and Chapter Questions;
Bullies: A Readers Theater Script;
Expanding Dialogue: Conversation Plus--2 pages;
Conversation Plus Song;
EllRay Jakes, A Character Study;
How It Began, Crossword Puzzle, Chapters 1 and 2;
Visualizing the Story, Chapter 3;
Sequencing the Events, Chapters 1-3;
Multiple Choice Comprehension Pages;
A Letter to Ms. Sanchez, Editing Practice;
Chapter 4 Prereading Prediction and Chapter Questions;
Summarizing Events;
Becoming EllRay's Advisor and Friend;
Visualizing Chapter 10-12;
Recalling, Analyzing, and Writing About the Events;
Logical Math Reasoning;
Creative Drama: What If?
There's More to the Story, Spinner Discussion;
Comparing Stories About Bullying;
Answer Keys;
Plus, an interactive Jeopardy-type game!


Special Offer!
EllRay Jakes is Not a Chicken is included in the Kids Wings Reading Out of the Box collection of literature guides for award-winning novels and intermediate-level picture books. This collection comes in a spiral-bound book with CD and site license for one school. It contains 848 pages of activities in 25 titles PLUS a "Jeopardy-type" game for each novel! You can purchase a literature guide individually for around $12.95, but if you order Reading Out of the Box, you can get 25 literature guides for only $35, or less than $1.40 each! This is probably the best bargain in the USA, while quantities last!



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