This product includes 40 scenarios to match with 6 different emotions (happy, sad, angry, scared, calm, excited). Each emotion has a single page chart where students can place the scenarios pictures/sentences that match each emotion. There is also a blank emotion chart as well as blank scenario strips where students can come up with their own scenarios and draw a picture to match.
In many of the scenarios, students may choose more than one emotion to match each scenario. For example, in the scenario “Everyone is talking without me.”, a student might say:
• I would be happy because I don’t like to talk about soccer all the time like they do.
• I would be sad because I don’t like being alone.
• I would be angry because they are bad people for ignoring me.
• I would be scared because maybe they don’t want to be my friends anymore.
• I would be calm because I am reading instead of talking.
• I would be excited because I get to play on the swings all by myself.
Students may also have different emotion words to add. For example, “If there was a big storm, I wouldn’t be scared but I might be a little worried.”
It is perfectly fine for students to match these scenarios into different emotions. The important part is to have the students explain why they might have this emotion and reflect on why other people might feel similarly or differently. Lots of different answers means lots of opportunities for discussion!
Conversation starter cards are also included. These can be cut up and chosen by students to help facilitate group conversation. Teachers can also choose to have students cut/paste these cards into a journal along with a scenario for students to write how they feel. Some questions are more straightforward and some require higher level thinking skills – feel free to edit these and include only the ones applicable to your individual students. There are also blank cards for you to add your own.
Both PDF and Microsoft Word editable formats included!
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