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Just Kidding

Just kidding cover.

by Marisa Maepu

This story gently and implicitly explores the theme of bullying and provides opportunities for students to consider strategies for dealing with similar situations. Told through the eyes of a narrator, it portrays the tensions between Henry and Sefa but also focuses on the importance of maintaining personal integrity. The decisions taken by Henry and Sefa can be compared and discussed, with some analysis of the consequences. The story also deals with the responsibilities of those noticing bullying behaviour around them. 

Series: School Journal Story Library

Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 4

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Publication date: January 2012

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