I made this worksheet with 3rd and 4th graders to go along with the “Whole Body Listening” poster that you can see in the post below! It can be used in two ways:
- As an assessment tool. At the end of the lesson, give students this worksheet and see how many questions they answer correctly. The percentage correct can help the counselor understand how well the students comprehended and retained the material.
- As a reinforcement of the material. The counselor can give students 10-15 minutes to complete the worksheet independently and then can review the answers with the class. This will help students process and retain the material.
I receive A LOT of referrals for anger management every year – especially with 3rd and 4th grade boys. I really like the ideas found on this website and thought that they did a great job of explaining WHY so many children are angry, and what is lying behind their anger. It is CBT-based and also offers coping strategies and tips to make their thinking patterns more productive and positive.
I used that website as a guide and created this 5 Anger Distortions Worksheet for use with 3rd and 4th grade students. It breaks down each of the five (I combined global labels and overgeneralization) anger distortions into a picture and a simple description. It then provides space for students to share “An example of a time that I used this distortion is…” and “What I can do differently next time is…” This worksheet could lead to a great discussion of the distortions that students use the most often, why they lead to anger, and how we can change our mood by changing our thinking.