THE BERENSTAIN BEARS AND TOO MUCH TEASING

Author: Stan and Jan Berenstain

Summary: Brother and Sister don’t agree about teasing. Brother thinks teasing is okay until he gets teased. He uses a lot of ways to handle it but when a new student arrives who gets teased more than him, Brother comes up with his best solution.

 WITS Connection: Talk it out, Seek help

WITS Lesson Plan (PDF)


Learning Outcomes

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Questions and Activities

PRE-READING QUESTIONS

  1. What do you think this book is about?
  2. Have you ever been teased? How did you feel? What other ways are there to communicate other than teasing?

POST-READING QUESTIONS

  1. What did Brother get teased about? Why did they stop teasing him?
  2. Why did Too-Tall start teasing Milton? What did Brother do to get it to stop?
  3. Did Brother change his mind about whether or not he liked teasing? Why?
  4. What else could Brother have done to deal with the teasing? How could he have used his WITS?
  5. When do you realize there is too much teasing? What do you do about it?

POST-READING ACTIVITIES

  • Ask students to describe five good things about themselves and five good things about a classmate.