Coping Strategies for Test Anxiety … a social story unit.
Do your students get anxious and frustrated at the thought of a test? Is the spring statewide assessment season heart breaking because your students are pulling their hair out? This book presents eleven coping strategies for your students to replace their anxious or destructive behaviors with socially acceptable and positive behaviors. The unit includes a customizable book for each student in your class to choose their personalized coping skills. Don’t start another testing season without this book!
This comprehensive unit includes:
- Doing my Best when Taking a Test starring Test-Taking Ted – full page version
- Doing my Best when Taking a Test starring Test-Taking Ted and ME- a customizable full page version
- Doing my Best when Taking a Test starring Test-Taking Ted – 1/2 page version
- Doing my Best when Taking a Test starring Test-Taking Ted and ME - a customizable 1/2 page version
- Behavior Contract – caught doing my best 3 times
- Behavior Contract – caught doing my best 5 times
- Award Certificate
- Classroom wall or locker poster
Table of Contacts:
Page 1: Unit Cover page
Page 2-15: Doing my Best when Taking a Test starring Test-Taking Ted (full page)
Page 16-29: Doing my Best when Taking a Test starring Test-Taking Ted and ME (full page)
Page 30-36: Doing my Best when Taking a Test starring Test-Taking Ted (1/2 page)
Page 37-44: Doing my Best when Taking a Test starring Test-Taking Ted and ME (1/2 page)
Page 45: Behavior Contract – caught doing my best 3 times
Page 46: Behavior Contract – caught doing my best 5 times
Page 47: Award Certificate
Page 48: Classroom wall or locker poster
Page 49: credits
Recommendations for using this unit:
Full page versions: Print and put in a sleeve protector. Keep your book in a binder.
½ page versions: Print, cut in half on the line, reorganize, and staple into a booklet form. Student can keep them with this in all their classes.
Customizable versions: After reading the original version, guide the student through customizing a book with their own feelings. Talk them through drawing their own facial expressions. Spend time in front of a mirror practicing facial expressions.
Behavior contracts: use these to set goals, incentivize your students, and record data for Behavior Intervention Plans, IEP, or simply reporting to parents.
Award certificate: use to reward students for achieving their goal.
Classroom wall poster: post somewhere visible to remind your student even when you are not around or print 4/page, laminate, and use as a desk card
About the Seller
We are sisters-in-law and best friends with a passion for making education accessible for all kids. We wanted an excuse to spend time together so we have pooled our experience, our passions, and our talents to start a business selling the products we create for our students. Together we have 13 years of experience working with students with special needs in the K-5th grade classrooms. At first we created Reading/Math products for our resource students, but eventually we found our true niche in social story units. The unit have a teaching story, a fill-in-the-blank story for personalization, incentive cards, application games/worksheets, discussion starters, behavior charts, achievement awards, etc. Each unit has different EXTRAS so read the descriptions carefully! We write them with the teachers in mind, giving you tools to collect data to use on IEPs and BIPs.
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