Photographs and visual supports for teaching students to recognize facial expressions and body language and to identify corresponding feelings.
How to use these materials:
Print these cards on card stock or thicker paper. Laminating these cards will make them more durable. Cut out the cards and use them to target the specific goals you are working on with your student.
Sentence strips to help with identifying feelings are included. One set contains parts of speech highlighted by color based on the Modified Fitzgerald Key. The other set is black and white.
Begin by familiarizing your student with the vocabulary. Show your student the picture and ask, “How is he feeling?” Then provide the answer using a complete sentence (e.g., “He is happy.”) and visual supports if needed. Put the cards in a pile or in an “all done” container. When your student is consistently repeating modeled sentences, give him the prompt; “How is he feeling?” and wait for a response.
Once your student is familiar with the emotions, print an additional set of cards and play a memory game.
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