This resource is a quick and easy companion to the book The Anti-Test Anxiety Society by Julia Cook. It is a collection of discussion and comprehension cards to use with your students after reading the story. There is also a bonus story/extension activity included. Just print and use with no prep and no other work involved. We’re all short on time and having a handy no prep list of meaningful discussion questions to accompany story time is always a great time saver. There is no lesson plan to read through, or other work to be done. I like to place the cards in a pile and have volunteers come to the front of the reading rug and choose a card. Having them read the card to the class is a great way to continuously promote literacy skill and practice while teaching important skills to manage test anxiety.
Hopefully this can become a springboard for meaningful conversations about managing anxiety and worries.
Some teachers like to print the blank cards, place the question cards on desks, and use the resource as a “mini scoot” center activity.
Laminating and putting them on a ring to store with the book is a great way to stay organized and save space! Turn them into a booklet for even more fun! (Kids love booklets!)
P.S.-Answer key is included!