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  1. Mrs. R.

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    I have a seventh grade student who has some pretty big issues with honesty. Last week she forged her teachers' signatures in her assignment notebook so her parents wouldn't know that she was missing work, and now I've discovered she plagiarized a social studies project.

    She will be going to Saturday detention, and I'm looking for a short story or non-fiction piece dealing with honesty/integrity for her to read an reflect on during that time. Does anyone have any ideas? Our social worker and school librarian couldn't come up with any ideas.

    Thanks in advance!
    Mrs. R.
     
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  3. dr77

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    What about the classic: The Boy Who Cried Wolf?

    Tell her that if she eventually does an outstanding piece of her own work, people might refuse to believe that she did it on account of her past record!

    I'm sure that there are many other tales of 'wrong do-ers' who don't prosper - I will keep thinking...

    David
     
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    I don't mean to sound mocking, but the idea popping in my mind, and I felt I had to share it.

    Pinocchio!

    I admit, I don't quite recall how the story ended, but what I recall (at least from Disney's version) was that Pinocchio told lies, but Jimmy Crickett reminded the audience to "always let your conscience be your guide!"

    While the Disney movie or original novel may be too "childish," it can be paired with a writing assignment, or writing an alternate ending.

    Don't know how viable this is, but that's all I could manage to think of!
     
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    Pinocchio's not that far off the mark for this girl. It's a real dilemma.
     
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    From the Magic Challenge Posters

    HONESTY
    When we are honest we
    --tell the truth
    --don't hide things
    --believe in ourselves
    If we show honesty we can earn the Wizard Star.
     

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