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Activity: My Book About Feelings

Objective:

to spontaneously tell a story or experience

Materials:

1 pencil  per learner
1 box of crayons  per learner

Supporting Media:

Prep:

  • Gather materials.
  • Print a Book of Feelings for each learner (double sided).
  • Fold pages to create a book for each learner.

Instructions:

  1. Educator shows different facial features on his/her face.  Learners try to guess how the educator feels.
  2. Educator holds up a Book of Feelings and brainstorms with the learners (page by page) what makes them happy, sad, excited, tired, scared, and angry.  The educator then explains that the last page is to draw what they were doing when they felt the best feeling that they have ever had.
  3. Each learner is then given their own Book of Feelings and asked to work on their drawings independently.
  4. As the learners are completing their books, the educator walks around and writes down what the learner describes from their drawings.  The descriptions can be as simple as a single word.

Extension:

  • Learners share their own Book of Feelings with a friend or as a whole group.

Reflections:

  • I am able to tell a story or experience.
  • I am able to respond to the speaker with words.
  • I am able to plan how to complete my work.

TAC-G0007

Time:

Prep
15-30 minutes
Engagement
20-30 minutes
Cleanup
0-10 minutes

Location:

  • Indoors

Meta:

Theme
Feeling
Multiple Intelligence
Verbal-Linguistic
Bloom Taxonomy
Evaluate
Instructional Strategy
Indirect Instruction
Subject
English Language Arts

Did you try this activity ? How did it go ?

Anonymous:

September 05, 2014 4:18pm

Diane Marie Squires:

This activity was easy to accomplish with one or two learners. For a large group, learners who finish the activity may need to go to a centre to play and wait for the educator to call them over in order to write in their Book of Feelings.