Navigating Emotions

A instructional activity instills the importance of appropriately navigating emotions. To begin, pupils act out emotions or play a themed-game. A discussion about feelings leads the way to scenario role-play. Pairs compose a dialogue that showcases a specific emotion. Individuals, write an informative essay detailing a moment when they felt a specific emotion. A reflective discussion closes the instructional activity. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Change the scenario in the Direct Instruction to one that is more applicable to your population 
  • Invite the school's counselor to join the conversation and offer helpful tips to express emotions 
  • Gather a collection of books that highlight several different emotions, allow early finishers to browse them
Classroom Considerations

  • Stay alert to those that have trouble expressing emotions or those that focus on ones that are negative, take appropriate steps to help individuals 
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Pros

  • The ability to navigate emotions is a skill learners can benefit from now and in the future 
  • The lesson offers ways to differentiate and extend the learning experience 
Cons

  • There are some typos but it does not take away from the overall understanding of the lesson 
Common Core