Teaching children the difference between tattling and telling can help a child more than you realize. Hi there rcam0044, our lovely resource creation team have completed this and emailed the new resource to you, i hope you find it useful. This game show is designed for students to show off and build on. Research indicates that at least 80% of bullying episodes go unreported. Try this teacher vs students classroom management game strategies to help deal with tattling in the elementary classroom tattling is a big issue in the classroom. If telling only gets another into trouble, such as the shoes on the sofa example, then that is tattling and dont tell. This is a great book for teachers to pull out in that first week of school and maybe a couple more times throughout the year to go over the rule dont squeal unless its a big deal.
There is a difference between tattling and telling. Telling isnt tattling is an awesome paper back book. I will definitely be using this book and the language from it with my kinders starting as soon as that terrible tattling begins usually around february or march during a typical year. Ask your child to think about which one she is trying to do before she runs to you with a big announcement. Even though these examples used the word telling, theyre examples of tattling to be hurtful, not telling to be helpful or to get help. You are telling the information to get someone in trouble. It will also be available for download within 48 hours, and you can find it either as a new resource, or under alternative versions above. A definition of what tattling is a definition of what a tattletale is why you dont want to be a tattletale a reminder of what the goal of tattling is and how to use that. Nov 09, 2015 i begin my lesson by asking the class if they can tell me what tattling means. Some bystanders either fear the bullys power or want to avoid being labeled a tattletale. When students do not know the difference between tattling and reporting, it can eat up instructional time and frustrate even the most experienced teacher.
Involving a teacher because you need an adult to help you solve the problem. I printed it out and hung it on my fridge to serve as a reminder. Teaching the difference between tattling and telling 21. Great book to teach the difference between tattling and reporting. I discovered a few charts explaining the difference between telling and tattling. Telling plan below to help your students discover the difference with writing prompts, printables, discussion cards and using the officer mctattle poster. The no more bullying book for kids 2 uncategorized 12 savvy archives. Wanda is a spunky little witch who just wont mind her own.
This is a perfect book to tackle social skills with children at home or in the classroom. It has worked well because it is a visual that clearly communicates the difference between telling and tattling. This sounds like a great way to work on tattling versus telling the kindergarten classroom using the book. How to teach kids the difference between reporting and tattling. A bad case of tattle tongue ideas for using this book in. Knowing that tattling is against the rules because of your tattling vs. Dont squeal unless its a big deal by jeanie franz ransom illustrated by jackie urbanovic. Why older kids tattle tattling is less common in middle school and high school age children, says dr. I describe big problems as situations where someone is getting hurt or could get hurt. Video content a 12yearold narrator and his friend tad, a friendly animated creature, introduces and discusses vignettes about tattling each vignette ends with a child learning an alternative to tattling. Leo tattling vs telling coloring book is designed as a learning tool for kids. This free download from my teachers pay teachers store will help your students think about the difference between tattling and telling. After a class discussion, we quiz ourselves by fishing for problems.
Aug 31, 2011 it is just a simple story that paints a very clear picture of when it is okay to tattle or report and when it is tattling. Something all teachers have to go over at one point or another is tattling versus telling. Sometimes it can seem like youre fighting a losing battle when it comes to tattling behaviors, but there are things you can do to help. Tattling telling tales is telling or complaining about the actions of a person or group. Calling kids names is not a way to reslove tattling. Kids are reluctant to tell adults because they dont want to be called a tattle tale.
A bad case of tattle tongue is a fantastic book to help students identify the difference between tattling and reporting or warning. This game show is designed for students to show off and build on their smarts in different ways. A bad case of tattle tongue written by julia cook, a former teacher and school counselor. Im vanessa, a prek teacher with more than 20 years of classroom teaching experience. Lets talk about tattling a book for children youtube. While it can be irritating, it is important that students be able to tell an adult when something is really going wrong. Dec 12, 2012 tattling vs telling video with examples of both this would be great to go. From an early age, you can help your children distinguish between telling and tattling by asking them if telling you will get another child into trouble or out of trouble. I use this lesson with students grades 12 to discuss the difference between small problems and big problems. To do this, we have to teach students the difference between tattling and reporting. By this age, kids often have a better sense of what is tattling telling on someone to get them into trouble versus reporting telling about something to help someone keep out of trouble. When i ask them the meaning of reporting, i get very similar responses, so we begin to. While it can be irritating, it is important that students be able to tell an adult when something is really.
Strangely enough, figuring out difference between tattling and telling is not so much about looking at the words that we use. Have your students ask themselves, am i tattling or reporting. Here at prek pages, im committed to helping teachers just like you teach better, save time, and live more by providing you with everything you need to create a fun and engaging learning environment, lesson plans, and activities for your little learners. Preschool and elementary teachers might want to consider starting off the year reading these books to the classrooms to help their students understand the difference between tattling and telling when something is really important. Tattling or telling worksheet worksheet teacher made. I think we will have to reinforce this concept a lot during this process. Great book to teach the difference between tattling and reporting have you seen this book by julia cook. Pages 2 6 describe a situation and at the bottom of each page, kids are asked to. A 2005 report by debra pepler, from york universitys lamarsh centre, indicates that 85% of bullying episodes are witnessed by. Sep 06, 2019 how to teach kids the difference between reporting and tattling. Wise owl says assists teachers in breaking their students of the tattling habit. Tattling to get a peer in trouble can be meanspirited. Program includes followup class activities to reinforce the programs concepts.
Tattling can be hurtful to others and it can be isolating for the tattler. Telling is reporting to another person in order to help someone who is struggling or being hurt. Use this worksheet to teach students the difference between tattling and telling. Reporting is when you give an adult information like mommy, daddy, or your teacher that will help someone or keep someone safe. There is a big difference between tattling or snitching and telling. While it can be irritating, it is important that students be able to tell an adult when something is.
Leah davies suggests ways to help children differentiate between tattling and responsible reporting. Telling is alerting adults that the situation is not safe andor your child needs help managing the situation. This is some of what we learned while researching and preparing to write this book. On the other hand, you want your kids to know that if. Telling is when something is not safe or in trouble. Always brushing it aside as tattling can create a climate of silence. Jul 29, 2014 i discovered a few charts explaining the difference between telling and tattling. When telling isnt tattling new multistudent streaming mode due to increased demand for distance learning materials, human relations media has added a new multiuser streaming option for our 30day and 1year streaming products. Whether youre a classroom teacher or a parent running a play group, you dont have time or, if youre like me, the patience to listen to tattling. A tale of tattletales is a book about how to decide when you are telling or tattling. But the author describes this as a tattling situation. Helping kids learn the difference between tattling and telling by julia cook, dont squeal unless. A good rule of thumb to use is that tattling involves trying to get someone into trouble while telling is trying to get someone out of trouble.
Helping kids control tattletale behavior scholastic. A book that helps kids learn the difference between tattling and telling. This post contains an affiliate link and if a purchase is made three kids and a fish will earn a little moolah. Mcneals class of 19 students also has 19 tattletales. Tattling is a common problem in many early childhood classrooms. Helping kids control tattletale behavior scholastic parents. Pages 2 6 describe a situation and at the bottom of each page, kids are asked to decide what they should do.
What i love about this book is that it doesnt just identify when its tattling versus when its appropriate to tell. Most of them say things like, telling the teacher or getting someone in trouble. When i ask them the meaning of reporting, i get very similar responses, so we begin to talk about the differences between tattling and reporting. Cue my yearly lessons on tattling versus reporting.
A bad case of tattle tongue classroom management tons of tips, tricks, book ideas, and freebies to build kind and caring students. A child who tattles can often have a harder time making lasting connections with other children around them. Below i will share 2 lessons, one i use with my kindergarten classes and one i use with 1 st grade. Oct 30, 2014 you are telling the information to get someone in trouble. It is just a simple story that paints a very clear picture of when it is okay to tattle or report and when it is tattling. If it is something they should have informed me about, i use it as a teachable moment by discussing it with the class. I found it very helpful and definitely prefer it over a picture story book titled, dont squeal unless its a big deal. Children are taught to tell adults when other children are breaking rules and misbehaving.
Adults often encourage kids to tell when they are being bullied or when they see others being bullied. Monster pillows classroom behavior management, tattling. I rediscovered another great series of books from when i was a child. Tattling vs telling video with examples of both this would be great. There are on a few good books available that address the issue of tattling.
Tackling tattling in the classroom createabilities. First of all, the first example of tattling that is given, is actually a bullying situation. I begin my lesson by asking the class if they can tell me what tattling means. This book is the worst book on tattling ive ever read. This is a great addition to any lesson about tattling that you may do with your students. Positive approaches to 10 common classroom behaviors nefc, 20. Students face problems that affect their life and the lives of their friends. Tattling snitching tattling or snitching is the intentional act of trying to get someone in trouble or make yourself look good.
Dec 03, 2012 dont squeal unless its a big deal by jeanie franz ransom illustrated by jackie urbanovic. Sometimes telling adults, which is often called reporting, turns into tattling. Apr 08, 2016 if it is something they should have informed me about, i use it as a teachable moment by discussing it with the class. Leo tattling vs telling coloring book mcgruff stuff and. He figures out his tongue is covered in purple spots, has turned yellow, and has grew about 5 times. Tattling is reporting a peers wrongdoing, when the situation is safe and the child can handle it herself. Tattling or snitching is the intentional act of trying to get someone in trouble or make yourself look good. How to teach kids the difference between reporting and. It has short vignettes dealing with situations at home, school and the community that encourages the reader to prompt studentschildren to determine if the individual in the story is telling or tattling.
Telling an adult about a situation where someone could get hurt. This article, first published in the responsive classroom newsletter, was an early version of the teasing chapter in margaret berry wilsons book teasing, tattling, defiance and more. From tattling on his classmates, his brother, and even his dog, he wakes up one night during the night find something strange on his tongue. Monster pillows classroom behavior management, tattling vs. Great book to teach the difference between tattling and. These are the easiest kids to deal with because you just need to explain to them that they only need to worry about themselves doing the right thing. Simply telling them not to tattle doesnt give them the skills they need to solve the problem. Josh the tattler, the main character does not have any friends in the book. Tackling tattling in the classroom find out how this veteran teacher uses anchor charts, book classroom management for upper elementary can be a challenge. Jan 03, 2015 these are the easiest kids to deal with because you just need to explain to them that they only need to worry about themselves doing the right thing. Tattling vs telling research indicates that at least 80% of bullying episodes go unreported. Books about tattling tattling is huge in early elementary school.
A definition of what tattling is a definition of what a tattletale is why you dont want to be a tattletale a reminder of what the goal of tattling is and how to use that to remember when what you want to say is tattli. What may seem trivial to us can be a big deal to them. Here are some of my best tips for dealing with tattling behavior in your preschool or kindergarten classroom. This social story teaches kids about tattling and the difference between it and telling and includes.1620 156 1385 1472 788 322 461 470 391 770 476 1554 1032 1541 238 344 569 1093 533 1449 46 901 1393 936 1518 192 1284 889 250 37 674 867 917 1371 1144 213 542 714 202 879 1238 727