More than half of what we say is communicated through Nonverbal Language
. This includes: body language, facial expressions, body posture, and tone. We must recognize these nonverbal cues and make inferences about a situation and how a person feels.
Understanding these nonverbal cues are essential for communicating with others.
Nonverbal Language Activities
• 20 scenarios (Color)
• 20 scenarios (Black/White)
• Answer Key
• 1 bonus scenario (Color)
• 1 bonus scenario (Black/White)
The bonus scenario does not rely on facial cues and expressions.
• How a person feels
• Facial cues
• Situational contexts
• Answer comprehension questions
The students are provided with a little bit of background information before looking at the picture. Then the student must look at the nonverbal cues along with the background information to answer the questions. The background information is purposefully ambiguous so that students may draw their own conclusions.
Emotions in the Nonverbal Language
The use of real photos will help increase your students' understanding of nonverbal cues.
Note: The answer key is only used to interpret the emotions of each scenario. When grading the work, keep in mind that several answers may be acceptable for answering the questions.
These activities are meant for middle school and high school students. The scenarios include, but are not limited to; dating, hanging out with friends, social media, texting, school, studying, health, and helping others. All topics are school appropriate. However, use your own discretion on the maturity of your students.
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