Worksheets for the modern novel: 'Gorgeous'
Cora Harrison writes: These worksheets were written to provide some help for teachers in SPHE classes, or in ordinary day-to-day classroom situations, who wish to discuss aspects of bullying and teasing.
Unfortunately, occasional episodes of bullying, teasing and unhappiness over friendship issues occur even in the best-run schools. My experience during my years of teaching is that these are often best dealt with by open discussion rather than by lectures and punishments.
I feel also, that it is easier to discuss a fictional situation than a real-life one as children tend to clam up and issues of loyalty to friends prevent them from revealing their true feelings. 'Gorgeous' provides a good framework for such a discussion.
Each worksheet covers two chapters of the book so that if 'Gorgeous' is being used as a class novel the worksheets can be used while the book is being read.
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