2015 Scenarios

2015 Teacher Resources Packet -

Participating Texas teachers have created these scenario lessons specifically for students participating in the Do the Write Thing Texas Challenge. Each of these scenarios meets certain criteria set forward by The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), English Language Proficiency Standard (ELPS) and College and Career Readiness Standard (CCRS).

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Additional Scenarios by Topic

Athletes and Sportsmanship

What does it mean to have "Good Sportsmanship"?
by the teachers comprising the DtWTX Educational Advisory Committee at the 2012 Do the Write Thing Texas Leadership Summit
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Should competition create jealousy among teammates?
by the teachers comprising the DtWTX Educational Advisory Committee at the 2012 Do the Write Thing Texas Leadership Summit
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Bullying

Who does bullying affect?
by Susan Johnson & Laura Duarte
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What constitutes bullying?
by Carmen Crawford, Bobbie Trejo, Rosa Zamarripa & Susan Ludka
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Why do people treat people who are not like themselves differently?
by Jessica Olivares
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How can bullying be detected when the halls are full of people?
by Janet Hutcheson
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At what point does the teacher become the bully?
by Brandi Kelly
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How can a safe atmosphere be established in class?
by Annette Okoro & Irene Mirasol
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Should students expect to be safe in the hallways?
by Lanelle Brousard
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How do you dispel jealousy and embrace success?
by Wynette Rideaux, Linda Vaughn & Christopher Orr
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The mood swings and inconsistent behaviors of people suffering from diabetes can be a source of chaos or even violence for some families. In schools, students suffering from the disease are prime bullying targets.
by Genny Sterling
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When do joking words become hurtful?
by the teachers comprising the DtWTX Educational Advisory Committee at the 2012 Do the Write Thing Texas Leadership Summit
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Gangs

What is the purpose of showing colors in school?
by Olga Granados
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What is the importance of family?
by Dalia Camero, Jessica Olivres & Yvonne Martines
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Do you feel safe in your neighborhood?
by the teachers comprising the DtWTX Educational Advisory Committee at the 2012 Do the Write Thing Texas Leadership Summit
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Military Families

What actions would you take to help all members of this family?
by Jennifer D'Orazio
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Peer Pressure

What should be done if drug use seems to be glamorized by some students?
by Janet Hutcheson
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Relationships - Family

Can emotional pain cause thoughts of suicide, or cause someone to use self-abuse?
by the teachers comprising the DtWTX Educational Advisory Committee at the 2012 Do the Write Thing Texas Leadership Summit
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When the teen is expected to step into the role of the parent.
by the teachers comprising the DtWTX Educational Advisory Committee at the 2012 Do the Write Thing Texas Leadership Summit
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Relationships - Peer

Can words be used in such a way as to be a violent act?
by Lana Shadwick
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When you meet someone for the first time, does the evening become a joyful memory or does it become a nightmare? (Date Rape)
by Dalia Carmero
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How can you recognize when a friend is in emotional trouble?
by Deidra Lee
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What actions in a relationship show trust?
by Tracey Womack, Brenda Torres & Denise Leal
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How far should a person go to fit in, have friends or be popular?
by Christy Maris
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What would you do if your boyfriend's former girlfriend started making trouble for you?
by Lisa Riesterer, Heather Lee & Nancy Vickery
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How can you maintain control when someone you like stops liking you?
by Olga Granados
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How do you resolve conflicts?
by the teachers comprising the DtWTX Educational Advisory Committee at the 2012 Do the Write Thing Texas Leadership Summit
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Can personal convictions be maintained in the school culture?
by Cherie Venable
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Social Media

Is sending unflattering pictures of a classmate via text message wrong?
by Cathy Kimbrow, Stevie Wilson & Brandi Kelly
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What are the dangers of sexting?
by Yvonne Martinez, Jessica Olivares & Dalia Camero
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Should student's pictures be treated as private property and off limits to the school?
by Stevie Wilson, Cathy Kimbrow & Brandi Kelly
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How does Facebook hurt or help social friendships?
by the teachers comprising the DtWTX Educational Advisory Committee at the 2012 Do the Write Thing Texas Leadership Summit
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How should you appropriately respond or react to negative comments on Facebook?
by the teachers comprising the DtWTX Educational Advisory Committee at the 2012 Do the Write Thing Texas Leadership Summit
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How can you successfully defend yourself on Facebook?
by the teachers comprising the DtWTX Educational Advisory Committee at the 2012 Do the Write Thing Texas Leadership Summit
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