Aim: Students will be able to learn three adjectives which describe emotions.
Interactions: T-S, T-SS-S, S-S, S-T
Duration: 1 hour
Potential Problems: None foreseen
Materials: large word cards with each emotion and a matching face, work sheets, pencils
Vocabulary: happy, sad, angry
Presentation: 3 minutes T-S
T: Miming- happy. Teacher smiles, throws head back w/mouth in laugh mode. Teacher writes
the word on chalk board and says, "happy".
T: Miming- sad. Teacher hangs head, mouth turned down, pretends to wipe away tears.Teacher
writes the word on board and says, "sad".
T: Miming- angry. Teacher folds fists and raises them shakes them. Eyebrows furrowed, eyes
ablaze.Teacher writes word and says, "angry".
T: Class, these words are used to say how we feel. Let's say them.
T-SS-S. (Teacher leads students in echoing each word three times)
T: shows picture. "happy. I am feeling happy. happy."
S: "happy, happy, happy"
T: Show me happy
S: Students smile
T: I am feeling happy.
T: shows picture. "sad. I am feeling sad. sad"
S: "sad, sad, sad"
T: What does sad look like?
S: students hang heads in sorrow
T: I am feeling sad.
T: shows picture. "angry. I am feeling angry. angry."
S: "angry, angry, angry"
T: What does angry look like?
S: Students begin seething.
T: I am feeling angry.
Teacher hands out practice sheet with the following scenarios. The word cards are attached to the
chalkboard as a reference.
Fill in the blanks with a missing word that we learned today.
a. Bill got an 'A' for every subject on his report card. Bill is feeling ______________________.
b. Cathy's dog Rex is lost and she misses him. Cathy is feeling ____________________.
c. The bus driver left Mark behind and he was very late for school. Mark is feeling
d. Mel's father bought him a bicycle. This made him feel ________________________.
e. The bully at school took Sal's lunch away and Sal became very _______________________.
*WRITE TWO OF YOUR OWN SENTENCES FOR EACH FEELING LEARNED ABOUT IN
Review the correct answers for a - e, then students share their created sentences. Ask students if
they have any questions.
Take time to clarify anything that might be asked (S-T).
Production: S-S 25 minutes
Students gather in groups of four to discuss times when they felt these three emotions. They
choose one personal scenario expressing one emotion to act out before their classmates. The
classmates have to identify the emotion being shared.
HOMEWORK: CREATE A BAR GRAPH BY INTERVIEWING 10 PEOPLE ABOUT HOW
THEY FELT TODAY.
Suggested question: Would you say you felt mostly angry, happy, or sad today? Choose one