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Books about Tattling.
Old 11-13-2008, 11:33 AM
 
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Tattling is a major problem in the first grade class that I am in right now. The kids are learning just to tattle, instead of using their problem solving skills. I have decided to do a lesson or two on tattling. What is tattling? What is reporting? How are they different?

I have a bunch of plans in the works, but I need to find a book that is appropriate for the first grade level that talks about tattling. I am preferably looking for a story, instead of a non fiction book. This group has a hard time staying still. Anyone have any suggestions?

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a bad case of tattle tongue
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I read it to my first graders and it really helped. We still have tattling but it has decreased when i ask questions from the book, such as, "are you in danger", "does this involve you", "is this a now problem or a later problem. Very good book. I also read Have you filled a bucket today. It's not about tattling but it is really good about sharing kindness with others.
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Yes!
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I agree with Dusty. A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue is enjoyable, funny and comes right to the point. The kids like the book and 'get' the message. Also, definitely read the Bucket Book, Have You Filled A Bucket Today? We made a bucket (complete with smile!) and put it on a bulletin board. It has sparkles, stars, etc. coming out of the top. We refer to it often. I think every class should have the Bucket book in its library.
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I just read the Tattle Tongue book to my kids and now when they come up and tattle, I just say, "Do you have a tattle tongue?" and usually that ends it.
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I use to have a huge issue with this a few years ago. I brought a large teddy bear to school and I told the students if they had something to tell me, they could write a note and give it to the bear, or they could go tell the bear. If someone was hurt, bleeding, or going to be sick, they needed to tell me. It helped SO much!


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Tattilin' Madeline is a great one!
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I second Missy Rose!

Tattlin' Madeline is a good one. Age appropriate, and really points out the difference between "tattling" and "reporting".
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Here's One
Old 11-15-2008, 09:36 AM
 
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Don't Squeal Unless It's A Big Deal. I've read it more than once to my class.

http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Squeal-Un...6770506&sr=8-1
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:28 PM
 
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Our class tells their friend that is doing something wrong or something that don't like "No thank you". If they come to tattle, I just remind them to say "No thank you". If that doesn't solve the solution, I remind the students that are not being kind to one another that I might just have to change their choice cards because they are choosing not to solve their own problems. Both suggestions have worked in my classroom.
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:46 PM
 
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If you use United Streaming they have a good video on tattling vs. telling.
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