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Solving Problems

Madeline feels angry. She is working on her spelling assignment, but she cannot figure out the first answer. Madeline realizes she is frustrated. She wants to stomp her feet and scream.

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minute (133 words)

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Talking to Others

James listens as his friends talk about a birthday party that he was not invited to. James feels like crying. He realizes that he is jealous and sad. He feels left out.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes (177 words)

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Being Comfortable

Zach leans in to hug his friend, Rachel. But Rachel does not hug him back. Instead, she frowns and pulls away from him. She looks upset.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes (153 words)

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Needing a Friend

Lea does not have anyone to play with at recess. She wants to have fun. So she sits on a special bench. It is called a buddy bench. Kids sit on this bench when they are lonely.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes (181 words)

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Stop and Think

Sarah is watching cartoons on the computer. But her sister Lin wants to play a board game with Sarah instead.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes (173 words)

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Talking about Stress

Emily’s grandpa is in the hospital. It makes her sad. She has not been hungry. She does not talk much. And when she does talk, she is cranky.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes (160 words)

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Dealing with Stress

Andy is working on a project for school. He uses a computer to look for information. But Andy cannot find the right information.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes (165 words)

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Finding a Way to Cope

Nikki does not want to talk to anyone. Her stomach and head hurt. She feels angry and sad at the same time.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes (146 words)

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Working as a Team

Marshall, Cameron, and Dustin want to make a cake for their mom’s birthday. Dustin asks their dad for help.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes (152 words)

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Playing a Sport

Tara is on a basketball team. She dribbles the ball. She wants to score.

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes (188 words)

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