In the second day of No Name Calling Week, what power does a name have? Think about all the names you are called. What do they say about you? You might answer one of the questions below:
- How did your parents choose your name? What do you like–or not–about your names?
- Do you have a nickname? How did you get it? Who calls you by that name? What do you like–or not–about it?
- You may have heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I don’t think that statement’s true. Words–especially insulting names–do hurt. How can you stop the hurt caused by name-calling? What can we as a school do? Have you ever been hurt by name calling?
Remember, your need to write about 150 words. Elaborate on your idea by giving examples, explaining your thinking, adding sensory detail, making comparisons with figurative language.
You don’t have to write on this topic. You can write about anything you want (at least 150 words) and leave a link to share your writing.
Here are the three easy steps to follow:
- Write a blog post: You can write about the suggested writing for the week, or write about any topic of your choice.
- Share your blog post by leaving a link in the comments for this post. To find the URL or address for your post, click on the post title you want to share. If you are in the right spot, you should see only your post (and a place to leave comments) on the page. Then COPY the URL from the address bar at the top of the screen. Come back to this post and PASTE the URL in the comments. You may want to briefly tell what your post is about as an invitation. If you’ve copied the URL correctly, you should see your blog post title at the end. Click the POST COMMENT button when you are done. Your comment then goes to the top.
- Read the blog posts of at least three others who leave a link in the comments. Leave a thoughtful comment that asks a question, shares more information, or points out something specific the writer did well.