Millicent Marie Is Not My Name
Classroom Guide – Suggested for 2nd-6th Grade
Respect for Others
*One of the reasons Millicent Marie does not join the soccer team is because she feels bullied. Did she make the right decision? How else could she have handled the situation?
*Has something similar ever happened to you? If so, did you do anything in response?
*When Millicent Marie finds out her brother published her diary, what does she do? Do you think she should have told her parents? Why didn’t she? What would you have done?
*In one of her blog entries, Millicent Marie states that she always pictured bullies as being big and burly with rolled up sleeves and a cap. How do you picture bullies?
*On her blog, Millie writes some things that are not so nice about her classmates; even though she knows gossiping is wrong. Millie says it’s not gossip if what she is saying is true. Do you agree or disagree with this statement. Why?
*What is gossip?
*Has anyone ever gossiped about you? How did it make you feel, and did you do anything to stop it?
*Have you ever said something to someone that you wish you could take back? Did you apologize? If yes, did they forgive you?
*On her blog, Millie confronts Haylee, the girl who had been bullying her. Why do you think Millie wants to give Haylee a second chance? What would you have done?
*Do you think Millie is a good friend to Natalie? What traits do you look for in a friend?
*What lessons do you think each of the characters learned?
*What lessons did you learn after reading Millicent Marie Is Not My Name?
*What are some ways you can help stop bullying in your school and neighborhood?