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Changes of Heart

Milton decides that he doesn’t want to play the tuba anymore and Josh confronts the kids that used to bully him but that are now being nice to him.

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Question 1: Why is Milton upset when his parents ask him if he’s going to practice his tuba before dinner?

Right. I’d be feeling pretty mad, too.

They don’t seem the nagging types. Try another answer!

I doubt it. Try another answer.

Question 2: What do you think Milton’s parents are thinking when Milton storms out of the room?

Nope. Try again.

I agree. They look pretty confused and worried about how he acted.

I don’t think so. They seem much more worried about Milton than about his tuba.

Question 3: Why do you think Milton doesn’t tell his parents the real reason why he’s so upset?

You may be right. Do you think they’d understand? Why else might Milton not want to tell his parents?

I’ll bet he is embarrassed, although it’s really not his fault, is it? Lots of kids get bullied. Why else?

Maybe, but I think his dad would be more understanding than that. What else might be a good answer?

You may be right. But it might not be such a bad idea if they did talk with his teachers. Adults at school can really make a difference in stopping bullying. Why else might Milton not want to tell his parents?

Question 4: Egg and Drizzy used to pick on Josh. So why are they nice to him, all of a sudden?

True. Why else?

Probably. Lots of kids will join in bullying if another kid starts it. Not a very cool way to act…but it looks like Egg and Drizzy want to make up for their sorry behavior.

I don’t think so. Try again.

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