What Makes Me Angry - 3

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

Discussion Points

  • Everyone feels anger.
  • What appropriate reactions to anger have YOU had?
  • What inappropriate reactions to anger have YOU had?
  • What are other emotions a person can experience while they are angry? (frustration, sadness, disappointment, fear, rage)
  • You can learn coping skills to control your anger.

Discuss with students what anger is. Review the discussion point questions.

Possible activities to review the discussion point:


  • Have students work independently/small groups/pairs to develop a list of different feelings a person may feel while they are angry.
  • Have students share emotions on their list.
  • As a group, brainstorm reasons a person may feel that specific emotion.

Activity 1: Knowing Your Signs

As a group develop a list of signs that an individual may be becoming angry. Ex. You scowl at people, Your hands ball up into fists, Your heart pounds, or Shaking or trembling

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

Activity 2: Triggers

Discuss with students that we all have things that make us angry. We can call these our triggers (Ex. losing a game, getting a bad grade) Knowing our triggers help us to know situations that may cause us to become angry and allows us to be prepared to use good coping skills. Give students time to think about their triggers and complete student activity sheet B. Seek volunteers to share when finished.

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

Activity 3: Coping Skills

Explain to students that coping skills are strategies we use to help us calm down. Develop a list of strategies students feel may help them to calm down. (Ex. counting to 10, taking a walk) Record answers on the board.

Materials Needed:
  • Chart paper or chalkboard

Script Writing and Animation

Script Prompt: Develop a script and create an animation that includes two characters in a setting related to the problem.

  • Identifying what made the character angry, words or body language expressing anger, a strategy to avoid the situation and/or getting angry at the same situation in the future, an acceptable way to handle anger, 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 to complete the student lesson review sheet

    Materials Needed:
    • Student Lesson Review Sheet - 1 per student
    • A pencil for each student

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


    Go to only student curriculum

    Student Activity Sheet A

    Directions: What indications do you have when you are becoming angry?

    Student Activity Sheet B

    Directions: What are your triggers? Think about what makes you angry. Write your triggers below. Then answer the question.

    Student Lesson Review Sheet

    Directions: Answer the questions.