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Episode 4: "High Anxiety"

21st Century Skill:
Social and Cross-Cultural

Anchor Standard in Reading CCRA.R.1:
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly, draw inferences, and cite textual evidence in support of a conclusion.

EPISODE CHALLENGE:
Sofia Reyes comes to the clinic complaining of vague physical and emotional ailments. Sofia’s convinced that she has an obscure medical disorder she’s read all about on the internet! Marianne, Sofia’s physician, thinks that her symptoms are related to anxiety, and recommends seeing Austen for counseling. Austen feels that Sofia must be willing to acknowledge her anxiety before therapy can work. Meanwhile, Sasha is having a mysterious allergic reaction to something and it’s driving her nuts. Victoria and Brendan team up to help solve, “The mystery of the itchy doctor”.

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