Identifying Emotions - 2

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Teachers

Definition: Emotions are an individual's mood or feelings.

Discussion Points

  • There are many types of emotions.
  • All emotions are ok. What matters is how we express our emotions.

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

Create a KWL Chart over emotions. Before reading the story, as a group, complete the K (know) and W (want to know) on the topic of emotions. Read The Color Monster A Story About Emotions by Anna Llenas. (Available on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/W6wIEp-M4tg

Complete the KWL chart with what students have learned. Be sure to discuss:

Activity 1: Emotions Memory

Read: The Way I Feel by Janan Cain. (Available on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/MSdSWlfCpJ8)

Allow students to share:

  • What makes you feel silly?
  • What makes you feel scared?
  • What makes you feel disappointed?
  • What makes you feel happy?
  • What makes you feel sad?

Use the emotion cards to review each of the emotions. Play memory with the cards.

Cards can be found at https://silassolutions.com/files/Silas/Lessons/103.pdf

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Activity 2: What emotion am I?

Read to students: In My heart: A Book of Feelings by Joe Witek. (Available on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/xIfLgHBwYx4)

    Discuss with students:

  • The story shared several emotions: happy, brave, mad, shy, calm, broken, sad, hopeful, afraid, silly.
  • How is your heart feeling today? Why?
  • How should you react when your heart is feeling mad? Happy? Calm? Sad?

Place the emotion cards in a bag. Students will draw one out without letting others see. Allow them time to act out the emotion on the cards while the rest of the students guess what emotion they are displaying.

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Activity 3: Emotions scavenger hunt

Read the story: Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis. (Available on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/WrNHF1snihQ)

    Discuss with students:

  • How does your body feel when you feel silly?
  • How does your body feel when you feel grumpy?
  • How does your body feel when you feel angry?
  • How does your body feel when you are joyful?

Lead students in an emotion scavenger hunt. Call out an emotion. Students should work in pairs or small groups to see which group can be the first to find a picture correctly showing the emotion called out.

Lesson Extension: Listening Comprehension and Grammar Review

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 A.

After students have finished, discuss the listening comprehension questions together.

Materials Needed:
  • Student Activity Sheet A - 1 per student
  • Pencil for each student
  • Student activity sheet B - 1 per student
  • Red and purple colored pencil or crayon

Example script of correctly identifying emotions:
Mr. B: Good morning Chris. How are you today?
Chris: (happy) I’m good. I did great on my math test.

Example script of incorrectly recognizing strengths:
Mr. B: Good morning Chris. How are you today?
Chris: (sad) I’m ok. I did great on my math test.

After completing the listening comprehension portion of this activity provide students a copy of student activity sheet B. Point out to students the features of script text to indicate which character is talking. Remind students that this is a dialogue between characters.

Allow students time to complete activity sheet B.

Display the script using the immersive reader, highlight the nouns in the script. Students should self check their work to determine if they correctly named two nouns. Repeat the process for verbs and syllables.
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 appropriate and inappropriate ways to cope with anxiety. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

Have students record their scripts using SiLAS software for social skills. 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

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

Go to only student curriculum

Student Activity Sheet A

Who are the characters in this script?

What test did Chris take?

How did Chris do on his test?

How do you feel when you do good on a test?

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: In the scripts below circle two nouns in purple that name a person and one noun that names a place. In red circle two verbs.

Remember: A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea. A verb names describe an action, state, or occurrence

Example script of correctly identifying emotions:
Mr. B: Good morning Chris. How are you today?
Chris: (happy) I’m good. I did great on my math test.

Example script of incorrectly recognizing strengths:
Mr. B: Good morning Chris. How are you today?
Chris: (sad) I’m ok. I did great on my math test.

Directions: How many syllables do you hear in the words below?

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Match the emotion picture to their name.

confused silly mad sleepy anxious
disappointed frustrated angry embarrassed sick