This story and all the stories in the series serve to teach students about anger triggers, anger cues, anger styles, anger control, and how to deal with bullies.
- Click to read Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims Chapter 1: Part 1 of 9
- Click to read Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims Chapter 1: Part 2 of 9
- Click to read Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims Chapter 1: Part 3 of 9
- Click to read Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims Chapter 1: Part 4 of 9
- Click to read Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims Chapter 1: Part 5 of 9
- Click to read Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims Chapter 1: Part 6 of 9
Part 7: Story called “Anger Styles plus Nick and Greg”
A. Teacher reads story to class called “Anger Styles plus Nick and Greg.”
B. Story Description: Since Judd got there first, Nick didn’t manage to extort Jordy for his lunch money. As a result, he was dealing with extreme hunger pangs. Thinking about his older brothers hogging up most of the breakfast cereal and knocking cigarette ash into his glass of orange juice provoked him to mutter aloud, “I hate Randall, and I hate Greg.”
Walking by at that very moment was seventh-grader Greg Garfield. He was greatly alarmed that Nick had suddenly decided to turn his bullying radar on him. He asked Nick, “What did I do?” Read what happens next to poor Greg.
Anger Styles plus Nick and Greg
© 2010-2011 by Debbie Dunn
Chapter 1, Story 3 of 3: Anger Styles plus Nick and Greg
After third period, Nick thought, “I hate it that the seventh grade doesn’t go to lunch until after 4th period. If Randall and Greg hadn’t been such jerks, I wouldn’t be so hungry right now. Sometimes, I really hate my big brothers.” Out loud, Nick muttered, “I hate Randall, and I hate Greg!”
Seventh grader, Greg Garfield, happened to be passing by at the very moment that Nick said, “I hate Greg!”
Greg jumped. He had been so relieved that Nick had never picked on him when they were both sixth graders at KMS. He felt incredibly scared that Nick was suddenly focusing on him. Greg nervously asked, “What did I do?”
Nick looked puzzled for a second. Then, he made the connection. He thought, “Huh? Oh, Greg! Yeah! Maybe I’m not strong enough to get revenge with my oldest brother, Randall, and my middle brother, Greg, but I sure am strong enough to overpower this Greg.”
Nick didn’t waste time with words. He stomped over to Greg and knocked his school books out of his arms.
Since his two look-outs, Blake and Jason, weren’t anywhere nearby, Nick carefully checked to see if any teachers were watching. Seeing that the coast was clear, he shoved Greg to the floor as he was bending over to retrieve his books. Then Nick smiled an evil-looking smile as he walked on to his fourth-period class.
As for Greg, he scrambled to grab his books as other students maneuvered around him.
Just then, JB Peterson, another kid who started at KMS in the sixth grade, said, “Greg, I saw Nick knock you down. Are you okay?”
Greg grumbled, “I guess. I don’t know why he’s picking on me all of a sudden.”
JB said, “I don’t know, either. I hope that was a one-time deal.”
Greg said, “Me, too!”
JB asked, “Do you have all your books?”
Greg checked. “Yeah, I do.”
JB said, “Well, we better get to class before the bell rings.”
Greg said, “Yeah, I’ll see you later.”
JB said, “Bye, Greg! See you at lunch.”
Then both boys rushed off to their fourth-period classes. As you can well imagine, Greg really had a hard time concentrating on anything the teacher said.
- Click to read Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims Chapter 1: Part 8 of 9
Return to Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims Middle School lesson plan: Chapter 1 of 12
The 8 Tools of Anger Control plus much of the other Anger Control material is also adopted with permission from the programs of The Anger Coach produced by psychologist Dr. Tony Fiore.
- URL: http://drfiore.com