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Kindness lessons for middle school are becoming more and more important. Upper elementary students will gain valuable insight into kindness while learning about character development and how to find a theme in this lesson. After reading "The Perfect Comeback," they will see another way to handle rude behavior. This original story is a humorous realistic narrative, which puts the main characters in a familiar situation: dealing with a bully.


Teacher’s Guide

The Teacher’s Guide contains everything needed to teach the lesson, including a mini lesson for how to find the theme in a story. Worksheets include vocabulary practice and questions for comprehension and learning how to identify theme. Teaching about characters using Think Deeper questions gets students thinking of new and appropriate ways to handle rudeness.


Extension Activities

Extension Activities give students opportunities to respond to the passage in different learning modalities, including art, narrative writing, and journaling.


Included in This Package

The 21-page PDF is ready to print 2-sided in color on regular copy paper. Copies of the student worksheets and the story can be made separately in black-and-white.


The guide includes the following:

  • Teacher’s Guide
  • Table of Contents
  • Vocabulary Worksheet
  • Comprehension Worksheet
  • Answer Keys
  • “The Perfect Comeback” Narrative Passage (911 words)

The Perfect Comeback

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