Identifying Anxiety - Students 2

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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Brainstorm, or develop ideas, reasons a person may feel anxious.

Signs of Anxiety

Agitation Crying
Restlessness Unable to settle down
Unable to focus Picking at skin
Headaches or stomach aches Checking things over and over
Avoidance of situations Wanting to be alone

Have you observed other signs of anxiety in people you may know? List them here:

Student Activity Sheet B

Read the following scenarios. Write how you would feel if you were near.

Silas is worried he will not pass his math test. He begins to cry. How does this make you feel?

Tori is anxious that she will she will not be invited to the birthday party. She feels very alone and sits on the curb by herself during recess. How does this make you feel?

Germs make Donny anxious. When someone bumps into him in the hall he brushes and blows the germs off and begins to yell at the individual. How does this make you feel?

Student Activity Sheet C

Read the following scenarios. Write how you would feel if you were near.

Who are the characters in this script?

How did Mr. B know Silas was anxious?

What did Mr. B suggest Silas do to reduce his anxiety?

How do you think Silas feels when Mr. B thinks he is making up his hurting stomach?

Can you think of a time you have been anxious? Tell about it.

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: In the scripts below circle two nouns in purple that name a person and one noun that names a place. In red circle two verbs.

Remember:

A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A verb names describe an action, state, or occurrence.

Example script of identifying anxiety:
Mr. B: Good morning Silas. I see you are restless.
Silas: Yes, and my stomach hurts. I really just want to be alone.
Mr. B: Silas, I think you are feeling anxious. How about we take a walk.

Example script of dealing with anger inappropriately:
Mr. B: Good morning Silas. I see you are restless.
Silas: Yes, and my stomach hurts. I really just want to be alone.
Mr. B: I think you are just making it up. You are fine.

Directions: How many syllables do you hear in the words below?

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Determine if the individual in the scenario is feeling anxious. Circle thumbs up if they are and thumbs down if they are not. Discuss why you selected the answer.

1. Tori is excited that she got a new bike for her birthday. She tells Chris all about it.

2. Silas is worried about his upcoming math test. He begins picking at his fingernails.

3. Donny is worried that someone will take his pencil while he is at recess. He goes back to his desk many times to check to make sure it is where he has hidden it.

4. Chris shuts his finger in his locker door. He begins to cry in pain