Identifying Anger - 2

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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.
  • 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 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: Anger Scavenger Hunt

Discuss with students that everyone feels angry at times. What is important is how we respond to our anger. Brainstorm what facial features and body language allows us to know that someone may be angry. Make a list on the board for students to see.

Students should work with a partner to go on a scavenger hunt through picture books or magazines to find characters that may be angry. Allow students to share their pictures as well as what causes them to feel the person is angry.

Materials Needed:
  • Variety of picture books and/or magazines
  • Chalkboard or chart paper

Activity 2: Levels of Anger

Discuss with students the different levels of anger on student activity sheet A. Explain that knowing the different levels will help you know how you, and others, are feeling when angry.

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

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. After finished discuss answers.

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

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 C.

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

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

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 incorrectly demonstrating anger:
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!

After completing the listening comprehension portion of this activity provide students a copy of student activity sheet D. 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 D.

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.

  • 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

There are different levels of anger. Knowing the different levels will help you know how you, and others, are feeling when angry.

Angry - may be yelling or talking loudly, having a hard time controlling emotions

Frustrated - you are upset or bothered and want to let it go but you can’t, you may feel you need a break

Irritated - may be annoyed or irritated but it’s a little problem and you can let it go

Calm - things are going well

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: When someone is angry it affects how others feel. Read the scenario and describe how it makes you feel.

Student Activity Sheet C

Read the following scenarios. Write how you would feel if you were near.

Who are the characters in this script?

What would Mr. B like Donny to do?

What was Donny busy doing?

How do you think Mr. B feels when Donny becomes angry at him?

How do you feel when you are asked to stop doing something you enjoy?

Student Activity Sheet D

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 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 incorrectly recognizing strengths:
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!

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: The person in this picture is angry. What level of anger are they? Check or circle your answer.

How does it make you feel when someone is acting this way.