This activity is great for elementary pragmatics or language groups. The students work to create useful reference strips for different categories of emotions (e.g, happiness, anger), while building vocabulary and enhancing awareness of emotions in themselves and others. Visual cues reinforce the idea that emotions can be felt in varying shades of intensity. For example, if I have to wait until tomorrow to finish the show I started watching tonight, I might feel just a little sad. A word for “just a little sad” is "disappointed." But if my dog ran away and I couldn’t find him I would feel very sad! A word for very sad is "miserable." After the students complete their set (add or remove terms as appropriate for each student), they can be stapled and kept as a reference.
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