This book would be a great introduction into bullying or saying things and learning that once they are said, you cannot erase them. Also, this classic is a great character builder because it teaches children about apologizing to people and making it right with them. Another great way to use this book is to have my students become "writers" like Harriet, but not saying mean things about students, but let's write about something that we are interested in. A great way to get to know my students' writing levels and them as individuals. I can learn more about their interest and be able to get more books to their likings. I really see this as highlighting on what bullying is and how to address it and showing them that words can hurt people.