TYLER TAMES THE TESTING TIGER
Paperback with reproducible pages
By Janet M. Bender. This resource addresses the anxiety often felt by students at testing time. The book begins with the story of Tyler, who manages to "tame the testing tiger" by applying sports strategies learned from his basketball coach. The narrative is punctuated by discussion questions that help students relate the story to their own experiences. The leader’s guide that follows includes test prep cards, a test anxiety assessment, a handout summarizing the coach’s tips (develop a relaxing routine, think positively, don’t get stuck, practice to make progress, prepare your body physically), and an informational sheet for parents. Grades 1–5. 8½" x 11". National Center for Youth Issues. 70 pages. ©2004.