Thursday, September 12, 2013

"Bully" by Lee Hirsch

“Bully” By Lee Hirsch calls forth the idea that bullying is becoming an epidemic in the U.S because young kids that are being bullied are now starting to take their own lives.  All across the U.S kids are being bullied everyday and it is starting to get worse and worse. It has come to the forefront in many small backwoods american towns.  Where nothing is being done to stop or even fight bullying. Bullying needs to stop in all of these small towns and even in the larger ones because now that it has come to the point where kids are taking their own lives it is unacceptable.
Bully”  By Lee Hirsch correctly portrays the struggle that kids are going through with bullies and being bullied in both small backwoods towns and inner city schools.  It is at a point now that kids are beginning to take their own lives.  Nothing is being done to help this problem, teachers are just shrugging it off as kids will be kids and that they are just flat out mean.  Trusted school officials such as a school resource officer are really not doing anything to help or stop this conflict amongst the students. Even the police are not getting involved as much as they should when kids are getting beat up and jammed into lockers and physically harmed then that becomes assault and battery and there are and should be charges that are applied to kids who do this.  In the video it also states that fellow students are doing nothing about bullying or standing up for kids that are bullied.  The theme of the film “Bully” I believe is as it is stated in the last line, “It all starts with one” all it takes is one or two people to actually show that they care and that the kids that are being bullied are not alone then pretty soon others will stand up as well and soon after that then you have a army of people that can help stop bullying and help the kids that are being bullied. Bullying is not a thing to be taken lightly and it has a deep affect on the kids that it happens to and it has reached a point where it needs to stop because kids have began to take their own lives and that is not acceptable.      

28 comments:

  1. Anthony- Awesome topic sentence for your response. You need to attribute the ideas in the summary to the director. Let me know if you need help doing this. Also , proofread "It has come to the forefront in many small backwoods american towns. Where nothing is being done to stop or even fight bullying. "

    With your response, make sure to add a why to your topic sentence like you did in your summary. You need to proofread. You did a really good thing where you are providing the point and a solution to the problem. That is really good with PLN writing. Make sure your examples to prove your point are more specific to the documentary.

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  2. I noticed you kept your hands in your pockets for most all the presentation but you did read well for the most part.

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  3. You are prepared
    good
    voice for the voiceless good

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  4. Good start. Get your hands out of your pockets. Good job using phone for notes. Bullying is a cycle.

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    1. Awesome quotes. Good detail and explanation to what you feel and your response. But keep those hands out.

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  6. Good job with connecting with your life and good point of how they are on the inside not the outside.

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  7. Your sentences sounded very fluent. Try and take your hands out of your pockets.

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  8. I like that you seemed very connected to your writing.

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  9. Nice attention getter. Nice connection back to your old school. More personal connections. Great ending question.

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  10. Good start great question at the begging. Use your hands don't keep them in your pockets. Good job with the notes. Good job being prepared. Good concluding sentence. Good examples. good job. Nice way capturing your audience, good answers to their questions.

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  11. Good points on self connection. Good job showing the rising concern of kids taking their lives. Good point with voice for voiceless. Great point about how people only notice bullying when it happens to them. Nice advice for what kids should do if they are bullied.

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  12. I think it was a good presentation. You made a good opener with asking bulling expression from the students. For the next time put your hands out of the pocket. But you worked good with the notes.

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  13. Good opening question to your presentation. Good T-W connection about kids taking their lives. Make sure you keep your hands out of your pocket. Good T-S connection with your friends being bullied and you being bullied and being the bully. Good presentation and ending questions.

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  14. Very good. It made me really think about what i have gone threw in life and what i have done to others. Also you had a very good question.

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  15. Use your phone more than the board. Nice job speaking about personal experience.

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  16. Good about presentation: Great opening question for audience to think over, explains "Bully" really well, made good connection between "Bully" and audience, Had good notes, good examples and supporting details, good connection between presenter and personal experience, stayed still most of the presentation, good discussion

    Need improving on presentation: Uses "like" a lot, repeating a little, had in pockets most of the presentation

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  17. liked it. Good ideas and I liked the way you had notes on your phone and ready to go. MAde good connections to us on a day to day bases. Good question

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  18. I like how you are showing a lot of emotion and connecting the audience but showing both sides of it and how your showing all the stereotype answers of kids so everyone knows what your talking about and presenting solutions to the problems.

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  19. I liked your question at the beginning that made me think a lot about bullying. But try taking your hands out of your pockets.

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  20. Anthony-

    I thought you did very good on your presentation. One of the things I think you need to work on is to keep your hands out of your pockets. I also thought that you should stand up straight and stop bouncing up and down on your feet. Overall, it was a good presentation. I noticed you were using filler words (like or uh...).

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  21. Really good job! I agree 100 percent. I was always told that being in a group will prevent bullying.

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  22. I like that you know what your question is and also that you have two as well. I like that you know what you want to say. I like that you shared some of your personal life and what the school you went to was like.

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  23. I think you should keep your hands out of your pockets and try not to use filler words as much.

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  24. great question and it was very open ended

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