Identifying Emotions - 1

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Teachers

Definition: Emotions are an individual's mood or feelings. You have feelings because of what you see, hear, remember or do.

Discussion Points

    1. What are the names of the emotions we can feel? Nominate students to show examples of each emotion.
    2. What do these emotions or feelings mean?
    3. Happy- Feeling good about something that happened in your life. There is a smile on your face.

      Sad- Feeling bad about something that happened to you. There is a frown on your face.

      Angry- Feeling mad about something that happened to you.

      Scared- Feeling like your belly is sick and you want to get away from a person, place, or thing quickly.

Discuss with students what emotions are. Review the discussion point questions

Possible activities to review the discussion point:

  • The group should form a circle. Ask a question and allow students to toss a bean bag to those who would like to answer the question.
  • Play tic-tac-toe by dividing the group into teams. Write discussion questions on a post-it note and place them on the tic-tac-toe grid. Allow a representative from the team to select a post-it note and as a team develop an answer to the question. If they get it right they may put their teams marker (x or o) on the grid.

Activity 1: Circumstances

Ask students to share:

  1. What makes them sad?
  2. What makes them happy?
  3. What makes them angry?
  4. What scares them?
  5. Record answers on the board. Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Discuss when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalkboard
  • Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Activity 2: Situations

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet B. Discuss when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet B - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Activity 3: Comic Strip Worksheet

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet C. Discuss when finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet C - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension

Explain that a script is a form of dialogue writing between characters in a movie, play, or broadcast. Utilizing the immersive reader students should listen carefully as the teacher plays the example scripts below. Replay the script if needed. Allow students time to answer the questions on student activity sheet D.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet D - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student

This is an example of an appropriate script on feelings:
Patrick: I am happy today!
Jack: Why are you happy?
Patrick: My mom is buying me ice cream tonight!
Jack: That sounds like a lot of fun!

If time allows students may partner together and role play the script.

Script Writing and Animation

Review and discuss example scripts from lesson extension.

In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating emotions. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

Choose an emotion to create a script about.

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.

Materials Needed:
  • Script sheet for each group
  • Pencil for each student

Lesson Review

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

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

Read Aloud Recommendations: Completing a read aloud with students is a great way for them to see and learn social skills as well as incorporating reading skills. Below are some books that could be used to reinforce the concept. Read and discuss as appropriate for level and as time allows throughout the lesson.

  • My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
  • The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
  • Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees
  • Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Crazy Hair Day by Barney Saltzberg
  • Visiting Feelings by Lauren Rubenstein
  • The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
  • The Feelings Book by Todd Parr
  • Hilly Discovers Her Feelings by Meytal Raz-Nave

Students

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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Use the provided emotions below to fill in the blanks with the correct emotions.

happy sad angry scared

1. I amwhen I cry.

2. I amwhen I eat ice cream.

3. I amwhen my friend takes my toy.

4. I amwhen my mom is angry.

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: Select or circle the best choice for the questions below.

1. Do you smile when you are happy?

2. Does it feel like you might explode when you are angry?

3. Do you want to run away from something when you are afraid?

4. Should you hit people when you are angry?

5. Do you cry when you are sad?

6. Do you laugh when you are happy?

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: Pick the best answer for each comic.

1. Are the two characters in this image happy?

2. Are the two characters in this image sad?

3. How does Tori feel? Tori feels .

4. How does Anya feel? Anya feels .

5. How does Beth feel? Beth feels.

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: Draw a comic to match the script you listened to.

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete the following questions.

1. Name 3 feelings.

2. Do you smile when you are angry?

3. Do you cry when you are sad?

4. Is it okay to tell people how you feel?