What Makes Me Angry - 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.
  • Controlling your anger is what is most important.
  • 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:

  • 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: Knowing Your Signs

Discuss warning signs that individuals may experience that indicate they are becoming angry. Ex. hands ball up into a fist.

Allow students time to complete student activity sheet A.

Extension activity: Using bulletin board paper trace the student’s body and allow them to indicate on their “body” the areas that warn them they are becoming angry.

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

Activity 2: Anger Buttons

Distribute student activity sheet B. Discuss with students that we all have things that make us angry. We can call these our anger buttons. Knowing our anger buttons help us to know situations that may cause us to become angry and allows us to be prepared to utilize good coping skills. Give students time to think about their anger buttons and complete student activity sheet B. When they are finished allow students to share if they wish.

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

Activity 3: Coping Cards

Explain to students that coping skills are strategies we use to help us calm down. Review the coping skills on student activity sheet C. Allow students to select the ones that they feel help them to calm down when angry. Students should be encouraged to cut these out and put them in a place that they can use them when they start to feel angry.

Examples: tape on students’ desk, put on lanyard, hold up as visual cue for student as needed.

Coping cards can be found at: https://www.silassolutions.com/files/Silas/Lessons/51.pdf

Materials Needed:

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 D.

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

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

Example script of dealing with anger appropriately:
Tori: Hey Anya I really wish I could go first in line today.
Anya: I’m sorry, it’s my day to go first.
Tori: (counts backwards from 10)Ok, maybe I can go first tomorrow.

Example script of dealing with anger inappropriately:
Tori: Hey Anya I really wish I could go first in line today.
Anya: I’m sorry, it’s my day to go first.
Tori: (anger) No, I want to go first! (shoving Anya out of the way)

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

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 of coping with anger. 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 - 1 per student
  • A pencil for each student

Discuss appropriate responses to the following prompts:

  • PJ feels his body temperature is rising and he is beginning to shake because Mr. B said it was time for recess to be over.
  • Tori is playing a game and is upset because she is not winning she is ready to throw the game pieces.
  • Silas can feel his heart pounding hard and he feels like yelling because Anya is not playing fairly.
  • Donny is in class and it is getting loud he feels like running out of the room.

Allow students time to practice their coping skills with a partner.

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 Linda Urban
  • Mouse Was Mad by Cheri J. Meiners
  • When Miles Got Mad by Sam Kurtzman-Counter
  • When Sophie Gets Angry-Really, Really, Angry by Molly Bang
  • I Hate Everything!: A book about feeling angry by Sue Graves
  • I Am So Angry, I Could Scream: Helping Children Deal with Anger by Laura Fox
  • Angry Octopus by Lori Lite

Students

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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: It is important to understand the signs your body gives you to help you know you are getting angry. Think about what signs you body gives you that you are starting to become angry. Circle the signs below.

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: What are your anger buttons? Think about what makes you angry. Here are some ideas.

Being teased Being told no
Not getting to do what I want Schoolwork
When the room gets too noisy Not being first
Unfair rules Losing a game

Write what your anger buttons are.

Student Activity Sheet C

Directions: Coping skills are strategies we use to help us calm down. Look at the coping skills below. Which ones help you calm down when you are becoming angry? Cut out the ones that help you the most. Put them in a place that you can use them when you start to feel angry.

Examples: tape on students' desk, wear them on a lanyard

Print the sheet

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: Complete the questions.

Student Activity Sheet E

Remember:

A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A verb names describe an action, state, or occurrence.

Example script of dealing with anger appropriately:
Tori: Hey Anya I really wish I could go first in line today.
Anya: I’m sorry, it’s my day to go first.
Tori: (counts backwards from 10) Ok, maybe I can go first tomorrow.

Example script of dealing with anger inappropriately:
Tori: Hey Anya I really wish I could go first in line today.
Anya: I’m sorry, it’s my day to go first.
Tori: (anger) No, I want to go first! (shoving Anya out of the way)

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

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Answer the following questions.