Bully by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Schema: Bullies, name calling

Text-to-Text Connection: Bluebird by Bob Staake

Inferring: The names of the animals printed in all capitals as used by the bull infer that the bull is using their name in a negative way.

Cause and Effect: Because the older bull told the younger one to “go away,” the effect is that the younger bull turns his rejection into anger toward the other barnyard animals.

Synthesis: Discuss ways in which hurt feelings turn into anger towards others.

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