Identifying Anger - 1

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Teachers

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

Discussion Points

  • Everyone feels anger. It’s ok to feel angry.
  • 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 don’t like to be told we can’t do something or we lose a game we might become angry.

Discuss with students what it means to identify ander. 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: What Does Anger Look Like

Display the pictures to students. Discuss what clues you see in the picture to know that the child is angry. Assist students with recognizing facial cues.

Materials Needed:
  • Picture Cards

Activity 2: Situations

Develop a list of situations that cause kids to become angry. (Ex. Not winning a game.) Record answers on the board.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart Paper or Chalkboard

Activity 3: Draw A Comic

Students should complete student activity sheet A and then discuss their work when all are finished.

Materials Needed:
  • Student activity sheet A - 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 B.

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

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

Example script of identifying anxiety:
Mr. B: Donny it is time to put away the toys and line up for lunch.
Donny: I’m having so much fun playing. I really don’t want to.
Mr. B: I’m sorry but it is time.
Donny: Ok.

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

Script Writing and Animation

In small groups, have the students create scripts demonstrating anger appropriately and inappropriately. Use the script sheet to create students scripts.

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

Example script of demonstrating anger appropriately:
Mr. B: Donny it is time to put away the toys and line up for lunch.
Donny: I’m having so much fun playing. I really don’t want to.
Mr. B: I’m sorry but it is time.
Donny: Ok.

Example script of demonstrating anger inappropriately:
Mr. B: Donny it is time to put away the toys and line up for lunch.
Donny: (angry) No, I don’t want to.
Mr. B: I’m sorry but it is time.
Donny: (angry) No, you can’t make me!

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 Review

Allow students time to complete the student lesson review. 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.

  • Cool Down and Work Through Anger by Cheri J. Meiners
  • I Was So Mad by Mercer Mayer
  • When I Feel Angry by Albert Whitman
  • The Very Frustrated Monster by Andi Green
  • Mouse Was Mad by Linda Urban
  • When Miles Got Mad by Sam Kurtzman-Counter
  • I Am So Angry, I Could Scream: Helping Children Deal with Anger by Laura Fox
  • Angry Octopus by Lori Lite

Students

Go to only student curriculum

Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: Draw a picture of someone who is angry.

My character is angry because

Student Activity Sheet B

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Choose the best answer for each statement.

1. I get angry when I don’t win a game.

2. I get angry when I’m told no.

3. I get angry when I’m not first.

4. I get angry when I have to do school work.

5. I get angry when I don’t understand my school work.