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ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, CA. – 1994
This document contains two short fictional stories in which children learn to make good decisions about the way they spend their time. The first story concerns a girl who learns to budget her time and complete her homework before doing leisure activities. The second story concerns a boy who had to decide between playing in the soccer league or…
Descriptors: Children, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction
ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, CA. – 1994
This document contains a short fictional story about a young boy who is angry when his mother decides to remarry. The theme of the story is handling family changes. Readers discover how the boy learns that a bigger family, with a stepfather and new stepsiblings, can be fun. (NB)
Descriptors: Change, Children, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education
ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, CA. – 1994
This document contains a short fictional story about a girl who, with the help of a fictional guardian armadillo, learns how to say "no" when her friends want her to do something she thinks is wrong. Readers will learn how to say no without losing their friends. (NB)
Descriptors: Children, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction
ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, CA. – 1994
This document contains a short fictional story about a girl who is overwhelmed by mathematics homework, a book report that is due, and family chores that she must complete. The story describes the girl's trip to the zoo with her father and the ways she learned to handle stress by observing the animals. Readers learn about healthy, effective ways…
Descriptors: Children, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Fiction
ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, CA. – 1994
This document contains a short fictional story about three brothers who must decide how to spend $200 after their mother receives an unexpected bonus. The boys in the story have a brainstorming session and seek advice from adults before reaching a compromise that is acceptable to all of them. Readers learn about compromise, money management, and…
Descriptors: Children, Cooperation, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
ETR Associates, Santa Cruz, CA. – 1994
This document contains two short fictional stories about teenagers who sometimes feel awkward, confused, or lonely. In the first story, a Latino boy is insecure about how he appears to other people. In the second story, an African American girl feels sad and lonely sometimes in spite of her popularity and good looks. In both stories, talking to…
Descriptors: Blacks, Children, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education