Answer key: Bullyproof Your Child

Lesson Plan: he New Way to “Bully-Proof” Your Child

II. While Reading Activities: Word Inference

  1. battle |ˈbadl|   verb • a difficult conflict or struggle: the battle over the car space.
  2. infuriate |inˈfyo͞orēˌāt| verb [with object]-make (someone) extremely angry and impatient: her silences infuriated him.
  3. defend  |dəˈfend| verb [with object] resist an attack made on (someone or something); protect from harm or danger: we shall defend our country, whatever the cost.
  4. taunt   |tônt|  verb [with object]  provoke or challenge (someone) with insulting remarks: students began taunting her about her weight.
  5. psychologist  |sīˈkäləjəst| noun – an expert or specialist in psychology.
  6. concept  |ˈkänˌsept| noun-an abstract idea; a general notion: structuralism is a difficult concept | the concept of justice.
  7. script  |skript| noun – the written text of a play, movie, or broadcast.
  8. collateral  |kəˈladərəlkəˈlatrəl| adjective – used euphemistically to refer to inadvertent casualties among civilians and destruction in civilian areas in the course of military operations: munitions must be able to destroy the target without causing collateral damage | collateral casualties.
  9. label  |ˈlābəl|   a classifying phrase or name applied to a person or thing, especially one that is inaccurate or restrictive: my reluctance to stick a label on myself politically.
  10. deem  |dēm| verb regard or consider in a specified way: the event was deemed a great success | [with object and infinitive] : the strike was deemed to be illegal.


Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage


If a child is physically attacked call for adult intervention.

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Izzy’s concept of the golden rule is to treat the person insulting you as a friend.


If someone is committing a crime against you, go to the authorities.

Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins

Mr. Kalman explained that when we punish kids for using certain words, it teaches them that words are very harmful. And when an adult punishes a child for saying something hurtful, it magnifies hostilities and takes the solution for fixing the issue out of the child’s hands.