Students will be able to use close reading strategies to read a text and use character emotions to develop a theory about the character.
Students will be able to describe character emotions with adjectives using graphic organizers and role-playing.
Act out something for your students that they can label as a specific emotion. For example, run around the class looking for something and then sigh in relief when you find it.
Distribute sticky notes and ask students to write down the emotions they saw you act out. Ask students to share with their partners and post the sticky note on the board to start a list of familiar emotions.
Start a class discussion regarding emotions they see in fictional texts, or their everyday life, and write them under the sticky notes on the board.
Ask students to read the following student-facing language objective: "I can describe character emotions with adjectives using a graphic organizer and role-playing."