The following packet helps to teach students about inferring emotions based on facial expressions. More specifically, it focuses on having the student differentiate between happy and sad. Additionally, the research supports that students diagnosed with autism often struggle with pronouns and that remediation work in this area helps to improve comprehension. There are four pictures on each page and the student can be challenged to determine the emotion and the pronoun associated with each page. Additionally, all the pictures can be cut out and categorized as ‘happy,’ ‘sad,’ or ‘not happy,’ using templates located on pages 23-31. Some students might not understand sad but, are able to first learn ‘happy’ and ‘not happy.’ The student may also need to start out using only two pictures at a time. The pages can also be laminated for longer use.
Common Core: Comprehension and Collaboration:
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
L.3.1f. Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.