Lesson Plan

Emotion Charades

Help your ELs practice identifying how their peers are feeling to develop emotions vocabulary and support comprehension. It can be used as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Mad, Sad, Happy, Glad: Character Feelingslesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Mad, Sad, Happy, Glad: Character Feelingslesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify feelings by using a variety of words.

Language

Students will be able to identify feelings with adjectives using a word bank.

Introduction

(4 minutes)
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  • Access prior knowledge of emotions by showing a photograph of someone crying. Write the word "emotions" underneath the photograph.
  • Ask students what the picture shows and how the picture relates to the word emotions. Allow a few students to offer responses.
  • Explain emotions to students by saying, "Emotions are feelings. Our feelings change from moment to moment depending on whats going on around us, at home, or with our friends. Can anyone tell me an emotion that they felt today?"
  • Encourage students to offer responses and record them on the whiteboard. Explain to the students that today they will be playing emotion charades and learning new vocabulary words to describe emotions.
  • Explain that learning a variety of words to describe emotions, or how someone is feeling, will help them to understand how characters are feeling in the stories they read.