This classroom lesson, designed for grades 2-5, introduces the idea of non-verbal communication. It gives students the chance to demonstrate and identify feelings that may be underlying what a person is saying. Students choose out of a bag a sentence and a feeling that contradict each other (ex. "I can't wait for spring break" in a disappointed tone) and then act it out for the class. The rest of the students guess what the emotion is. The idea is to teach them that what a person is saying doesn't always match the emotion they are experiencing - they should read between the lines to determine how a person is actually feeling. ASCA standards-aligned lesson plan included.