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Diagram the following sentences and be prepared to discuss your answers. John danced. Shirley sings. Puddles formed. Students stared. Warm- Up 9/10. What did you learn about bullying?. The first week of school we discussed bullying; its effects, causes, and solutions.

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Warm up 9 10

Diagram the following sentences and be prepared to discuss your answers.

  • John danced.

  • Shirley sings.

  • Puddles formed.

  • Students stared.

Warm- Up 9/10


What did you learn about bullying

What did you learn about bullying?

The first week of school we discussed bullying; its effects, causes, and solutions


What does this picture suggest discuss the image as a class and how you can relate to it

What does this picture suggest?Discuss the image as a class and how you can relate to it.


The novel you will be reading is called the bully

The novel you will be reading is called The Bully


Meet the author paul langan

  • Born in 1972 in Philadelphia

  • Worked in a variety of jobs including:

    • Shoe salesman

    • Landscaper at a mental institution

  • Enrolled in Camden County College and transferred to La Salle University where he received his degree in English

Meet the author…. Paul Langan


Where he found the courage to write

  • During college, he traveled to his room mate’s home in Kenya and became a prison tutor

  • Became assistant editor at Townsend Press after graduation

  • Contributed to a number of textbooks

  • Taught an English course in college

Where he found “the courage” to write….


The bluford series

  • A collection of 18 novels based on the lives of high school students and their families

  • Bluford High is named after Guion Bluford, the first African American astronaut

  • Each novel addresses a different topic

The Bluford series


As you read

  • Look for clues about the theme, or main idea

  • Think about how you would handle the situations that Darrell faces

  • Think about how you relate to the story

As you read…..


Vocabulary chapters 1 2

  • 1. wavering p.1

  • 2. retaliate p.7

  • 3. dread p.13

  • 4. menacing p.14

  • 5. wearilyp.16

  • 6. awe p.16

Vocabulary Chapters 1-2


Wavering v to feel doubt going back and forth

Wavering (v.) to feel doubt; going back and forth


Retaliate v to return one act for another usually harm

Retaliate (v.) to return one act for another, usually harm.


Dread n a strong feeling of fear and or worry

Dread (n.) a strong feeling of fear and/or worry.


Menacing adj threatening

Menacing (adj.) threatening


Wearily adv tired or exhausted

Wearily (adv.) tired or exhausted


Awe n amazement along with feelings of fear and respect

Awe (n.) amazement, along with feelings of fear and respect.


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