Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Itchy Itchy, Scratchy Scratchy: Tattle Tongue!

One infamous request from our second grade teachers at the beginning of the school year is Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.

This is a hilarious story that helps students recognize the differences between tattling and reporting.  Through the missteps of Josh, we learn when we should speak up and when we can handle the problem on our own.  We are introduced to the Tattle Prince who goes through the 4 rules for tattling - rules for tattling?!?! - yes, there are even rules for tattling.  These rules and helpful charts are posted for students to use and be proactive about solving their conflicts:

Students demonstrate their knowledge of the difference between when to report and when it would be tattling by reading potential scenarios and coloring them appropriately:

Then they decorate their own Tattle Tongue bookmark to reinforce the skills:


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