Identify Feelings

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Preteens and teens have a lot of feelings. Help class members identify and express these emotions with a lesson that focuses on emotions and how they effect friendships and relationships. The lesson begins with several warm-up activities including Bingo and a version of charades. Next, scholars partake in a grand conversation about emotions, play a game, and role play scenarios where emotions run high. The lesson concludes with a variety of activities, such as journal writing, painting or drawing a self portrait, and more!  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use applicable activities as brain breaks when scholars are in need of a change from current instruction 
  • Allow learners to choose the wrap-up activity they would like to complete, or assign all activities over a period of time 
  • Pose questions about feelings and emotions on a classroom blog 


Classroom Considerations
  • Copies are required
  • Take scholars' emotional state and level of comfort into consideration prior to conducting the discussion portion of the lesson
  • Extension activities are provided 
  • The lesson plan is written in detail
  • The collection of activities encourages critical thinking and self reflection 
  • A lesson strategy is referenced but not explained