I recently did a lesson with my fifth graders on Rumors and Gossip. This is a 2-3 day lesson depending on how much time you have with the class. Side note: my principal evaluated me doing this lesson...she loved it:)
assessment piece: Anticipation Guide for Mr. Peabody's Apples
Pre-Reading and Post-Reading Questions: HERE
Lesson 2-3: PowerPoint, Activity, Discussion
This is the presentation that I created for this lesson: PowerPoint Presentation: Mr. Peabody's Apples: Rumors and Gossip
Activity: The rules for the activity are in the PowerPoint. I found the activity HERE. I changed the activity in that I had the students try to put the glitter back into the original container.