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Students will be able to identify emotions shown through different facial expressions.
- Make an angry face. Ask students how they think you feel.
- Now ask students to make a happy face. Have them think about what is the same in all their happy faces (smiles, big eyes, etc.)
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(10 minutes)
- Read aloud Feelings by Aliki.
- Ask students to share different feelings, or emotions, in the book.
- Have students turn to a partner and share their favorite part of the book, explaining why they liked it.
Guided Practice(10 minutes)
- Have students turn to a partner and practice making faces that show the following feelings: surprised, scared, excited, sleepy.
- After each feeling, have students describe how the feelings were expressed on the faces by sharing what each other's expressions looked like.
- Show students the paper, crayons, and craft materials. Tell them that they will use these materials to make a face that shows one feeling. Model how to create a sad face.
Independent working time(20 minutes)
- Have students work independently to make their faces.
- As students work, circulate around the room to ask questions about the feelings and how they appear in the facial expressions.
Support: Have students look at pictures from the book while creating their faces.
Enrichment: Have students write their feelings underneath their faces.
- Assess how students are representing different feelings and how they are reading each other's faces.
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- Call on students to share their faces with the class. Have other students try to determine what feeling the face shows.