Me-1 Anxiety-0 by Kerry Gibb

About Kerry Gibb

Kerry Gibb is the author of the It’s A Kid’s Life series. Inspired by her four sons, Kerry had a lightbulb moment one night and decided to write a book that would have them laughing out loud. This quickly grew into a whole series of five books, the third of which, Double Digits, was a finalist in the IAN Book of the Year Awards in 2018. Thousands and thousands of children have now read these books and Kerry regularly visits schools to talk about her experience as an author and run creative writing workshops as she fulfils her dream of inspiring children and bringing laughter to them through her books.

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Printable Story: Me-1 Anxiety-0

This is a humorous story written by Author Kerry Gibb to  highlight to your class what anxiety is and how you can reduce it by using a special technique.

A boy is going on a school trip and whilst the rest of his class are excited, he is not. His head feels like a heavy sponge and he needs to do something to relax himself.

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Watch Kerry Reading: Me-1 Anxiety-0

Follow along or just listen and watch Kerry read the story out to your class.


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Story Discussion Guide

This is an in-depth discussion guide to delve deeper into the story and themes with your class.

The resource is filled with teaching points and questions to explore with your class.

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Senses Resource

This is a resource to accompany the story.

Your class will practise their special technique of using their senses to help relax them for a time when they may need it.

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Main Focus: Comprehension

This is a comprehension linked to the short story on anxiety.

We have differentiated this resource four ways to cater for your class.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

In this activity, your class will be looking at some of the vocabulary used in the story by Kerry and placing the words into the context of the story.

We have five different resources for this activity so you can choose which best suits your class and whether they need the word bank or not.

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