By: Ms. Scicchitano
Grade: 2nd Grade
Subject: Reading, Writing
Students will to take pictures of three
different emotions and write two sentences
with correct punctuation to describe each
Students will create a PowerPoint which
includes the pictures and two sentences
about each emotion.
Students will use action and descriptive
words to show the emotions and feelings of
the person in the picture.
6. Technology Operations and Concepts
Students demonstrate a sound
understanding of technology concepts,
systems and operations. Students:
understand and use technology systems
The student writes and revises a variety of simple texts (for
example, sentences, paragraphs, stories, letters, explanations
telling why or how, picture books, poems).
The student uses conventions of punctuation (including but
not limited to periods, question marks, exclamation points;
commas in dates, series of words, and in greetings and
closings in letters).
The student uses basic word processing skills and basic
educational software for writing (including but not limited to
proofreading, using appropriate fonts and graphics, using
technology to 'publish' writing
What content knowledge do you possess in this area?
The teacher must know how to take a picture and know how to
use PowerPoint. The teacher must also think of different kinds of
emotions in case the class has difficulty with coming up with
How did you prepare for understanding the content of this lesson?
I prepared for understanding the content of this lesson by creating
an emotions PowerPoint to serve as an example.
Make sure your classroom computers have a word processor and
Make sure that all digital cameras are charged and working.
Read Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day to the students. As we read the story as a class I will have my students 10 minutes
look at the expressions on the little girl’s face. I will then have the students state how they feel or think the girl feels when they
make that face.
Have the students come up with different emotions that the story talked about and state how you feel with each emotion and 5 minutes
things that make you feel this way. Write the emotions that the students come up with on the board. Additionally, show a
picture of the Today I feel:
State to the students that today in groups you will be taking pictures of four different emotions that will be given to you on a 5 minutes
piece of paper. You will need to take a picture of each emotion and write two sentences with correct punctuation about each
Here is an example from the story:
“Today I am sad; my mood's heavy and gray.
There's a frown on my face and it's been there all day.
My best friend and I had a really big fight.
She said that I tattled and I know that she's right.”
Students will take a picture of them feeling sad. They can then write a sentence like the one below:
I feel sad when my friend does not listen to what I say. I feel that no one in the world cares about me and I just want someone
there to cheer me up.
Show students the example PowerPoint that you made dealing with emotions. 5 minutes
Show students how to take pictures with a digital camera and insert them into a PowerPoint. Students will break up into groups 30
and take the pictures and create a PowerPoint. minutes
Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My
Day by Jamie Lee Curtis
Dry erase marker
Digital camera and uploading cord
Computer with PowerPoint, scanner, and
What have I chosen these
I have chosen these materials, because I feel
that many students in the classroom are
visual learners and also learn by writing the
words and drawing a picture of the definition.
Place students in a group where their partners are
encouraging and helpful.
Extra time on assignments if needed.
Assessment- Flat Stanley Rubric
1 2 3 4
Unsatisfactory Borderline Satisfactory Commendable Score
The report had mistakes and The report was created The report was created neatly. The report was created with extreme neatness.
showed little regard for neatness. with little regard to
The project was turned in more The project was turned The project was turned in one The project was turned in before or by the due
than three days late. in two to three days day late. date.
All group members’ names were N/A N/A The project was labeled and included all the
not included in the PowerPoint. student’s names in the group.
The project was missing more than The project was missing The project contained all the The project contained more than the required
2 required elements. 1 to 2 required required elements. elements.
No photographs with were The student included 1 The student included 2 The student included 3 photographs of three
included. photograph of an photographs in a PowerPoint of different emotions in a PowerPoint.
emotion in a two emotions.
The group wasted his/her time, did The group made poor The group made good use of The group made excellent use of his/her time, was
not cooperate and put no effort use of his/her time, did his/her time, was cooperative very cooperative and put forth great effort.
forth. not cooperate very well and put forth good effort.
and put little effort
The group had 3 or more The group had 2 The group had one punctuation The group had zero punctuation errors.
punctuation errors. punctuation errors. error.
The group included no sentences The group included 1 The group included two The group included two sentences with each of the
with the pictures. sentence with each sentences with one or two of pictures.
picture. the pictures.
Tips for Taking Good Photos
Use a flash when you have very little light.
Take multiple pictures because most likely
one of the pictures will turn out.
Try to have bright light sources behind you
(e.g. the sun). Make sure your shadow is not
in the picture frame.
Use a fast shutter speed when taking pictures
Good Resource for Emotions
to show to the class:
Resources on Taking Good
I feel sad when my
friend does not listen to
what I say. I feel that no
one in the world cares
about me and I just
want someone there to
cheer me up