Identifying Emotions - 3

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Definition: Emotions or feelings are a person’s reaction to a certain situation or environment.

Discussion Points

  • There are many types of emotions.
  • Many people often feel more than one emotion at a time.
  • How a person handles their emotions influence their behavior and actions.
  • All emotions are ok. What matters is how we express our emotions.

Discuss with students what emotions are. Review the discussion points.

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: Emotions Charades

Divide the group into two teams. Allow students to draw an emotion slip. One student should act out the emotion while the other team attempts to guess the emotion. Continue with teams taking turns.

Materials Needed:
  • Emotion Slips -2 sets printed on cardstock









Activity 2: Personal Experience

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A. Seek volunteers to share.

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

Activity 3: I feel...

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet B. Seek volunteers to share.

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 emotion(s), words or body language expressing that emotion, discuss what caused the emotion. 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: Pick an emotion. Write 2 paragraphs about a time when you felt that emotions

    Student Activity Sheet B

    Directions: Complete the questions.

    The emotion I feel most often is .

    I feel this emotion when

    Student Lesson Review Sheet

    Directions: How does understanding emotions help you when interacting with your teacher.