This is an activity I have been working on for a couple weeks. I have used this philosophy with my junior high students with social goals for a couple years now. The process has worked very well transitioning them from describing items to describing people and helping them to negotiate the social connotations of words.
There are 8 worksheet sets addressing these areas:
Introduction and talking points Pages 3-4
Worksheet Set 1 Descriptions Pages 5-9
Worksheet Set 2 Descriptions Pages 10-14
Worksheet Set 3 Adjectives Pages 15-18
Worksheet Set 4 Intro to Expressions Pages 19-26
and Feeling Words
Worksheet Set 5 Adjectives in a story Pages 27-31
Worksheet Set 6 Intro to Tone of Voice Page 32
Worksheet Set 7 Connotations of Words Page 33-39
Worksheet Set 8 Registers of Language Page 40-42
Graphics Credit/Copyright Information Page 43
This process has been very successful for me in my speech room and I wish only the very best for you in your classroom as we help our students with social goals to understand the emotional meaning and intent behind the words that we say.
There are some higher level vocabulary words included in this lesson to enhance the students' overall language as well. There are many ways this activity can be adapted to fit other language goals and I encourage you to be creative! I know I do that with some of the products I purchase!
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