Against Bullying

“Bully doesn’t have a kind word for any of his friends. When the other animals ask him to play, he responds in the way he’s been taught: Chicken! Slow poke! You stink!” (Macmillan Publisher) look inside. BULLY works with primary learners of all ages. Watch our videos for all our teaching ideas.

Sandie: Peritextual Features

Front cover: Talk about the colour red – what does it mean to children;
compare ‘bull’ and ‘bully’
Back cover: Blurbs can be read as an introduction to the story
Prologue image: First read aloud, show the children and read the speech bubble. Repeated Read alouds ask children to think about what is happening here.

Tatia: Teacher Education

Linking images to meaning to support language teachers


Gail: Multiliteracies

Visual and Emotional: Reading facial expressions and body language and recognising how feelings and emotions change
Learning: Reflecting and giving personal response; predicting, self-assessing
Film: Planning a book trailer

Book Trailer 

Annete: Notes from the Classroom

Understanding words that hurt and what damage mean words can have;
Reading body language;
Performing dialogues – working with stress and intonation