Identifying Anger - 3

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Definition: Anger is the feeling people get when something unfair, painful, or bad happens; feeling of displeasure

Discussion Points

  • Everyone feels anger. It is ok to feel angry.
  • Anger has different levels.
  • When we are angry our body gives us signals such as heart racing, palms sweating, or clenched fist.
  • We may become angry for many reasons. Sometimes when we are told we can’t do something, or we lose a game we might become angry.

Discuss with students what it means to identify anger. Review the discussion point questions.

Possible activities to review the discussion point:

Think, Pair, Share: The teacher will pose questions related to the discussion points. Explain the purpose of the activity is to think about the question and activate prior knowledge. The teacher will model procedure to facilitate student understanding.

  • T (Think): Teacher begins by asking a specific question using the discussion topics.
  • P (Pair): Each student should be paired with another student, small group or work with teacher. Pairs write brief answers on sticky notes or slips of paper
  • S (Share): Students share their thinking with their partner. Teacher then leads whole-group conversation using students’ answers

Activity 1: What Does Anger Look Like

Discuss with students that everyone feels angry at times. What is important is how we respond to our anxiety. Break students into small groups. Allow each group to brainstorm what facial features and body language allows us to know that someone may be angry. Groups should write one indicator per post-it note and post it on the board or chart paper. Discuss when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Post-it notes
  • Chalkboard or chart paper
  • Pencil for each student/group

Activity 2: Levels of Anger

Discuss with students the levels of anger on student activity sheet A. Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Seek volunteers to share when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per person
  • Pencil for each group

Activity 3: How does anger affect others?

When someone is angry it affects how others feel. Allow students time to complete student activity sheet B. Seek volunteers to share when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student activity sheet B - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Script Writing and Animation

Script Prompt: Develop a script and create an animation that includes two characters in a setting related to the problem. The dialogue between the characters must include:

  • Identifying anger, words or body language expressing anger, a statement sharing what caused the anger, an acceptable way to handle anger, use of appropriate ways to end the conversation.
  • Materials Needed:
    • White board/chalk Board or Chart Paper
    • Markers
    • Script sheet for each group
    • Pencil for each student

    Script Writing Practice: Teacher led discussion of script creation. As a whole/small group, write both an appropriate and inappropriate version of the script. In small groups or individually, have the students independently create scripts identifying character strengths. Use the script sheet to create students' scripts.

    Independent Script Recording: Pair students to complete 2 scripts together using the same script prompt detailed above. Direct each student should take turns to have the opportunity to be both character one and character two.

    Animation Creation: Have students record their scripts using the SiLAS software. Remember to name and save their work. Premiere the movies with the group members at the end of each session.

    Lesson Extension: Incorporate ELA standards by discussing both spoken and written grammar rules (dialogue punctuation, correct verb tense, sentence structure, parts of a story; character, setting, problem, solution). Consider using both the final animation and written script as an ELA grade/assignment.

    Lesson Review

    Allow students time to complete the student lesson review. Discuss answers when finished.

    Materials Needed:
    • Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
    • Pencil for each student


    Go to only student curriculum

    Student Activity Sheet A

    Directions: Answer each question.

    1. Share about a time you were irritated.

    2. Share about a time you were frustrated.

    3. Share about a time you were angry.

    Student Activity Sheet B

    Directions: Answer the question.

    1. How do you feel when others are angry or furious?

    Student Lesson Review

    Directions: Answer the question.

    Write about a time when you were angry. What happened? How did you know you were angry? How did you handle feeling angry?