FACIAL EXPRESSIONS: ANGRY FACES
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Facial Expressions: Angry Faces is designed to help kids 8 years and up build essential social language and literacy skills. This resource is part of a comprehensive collection that guides children through understanding nonverbal language, emotions, expressive communication, and telling a story.
This lesson teaches kids to recognize and interpret the facial expressions associated with anger. Students will not only enhance their ability to recognize angry expressions in others but also practice making an angry face themselves, and exploring idioms that express anger.
- Recognizing Anger: Kids will learn to distinguish the subtle cues that reveal anger in people's facial expressions. This skill is essential for effective social interaction, empathy, and understanding the feelings of others.
- Making an Angry Face: By practicing making an angry expression themselves, children can develop self-awareness and emotional intelligence, enabling them to express their emotions more effectively in social situations.
- Comparing Anger to Sadness: Using specially designed Facial Expression Cue Cards, children will explore the minute differences between an angry face and a sad face. This activity encourages attention to detail and fosters empathy, as they discover how emotions are conveyed through eyes, nose, and mouth.
- "Does Your Face Match the Idiom?" Game: This game is based on evidence that suggests teaching vocabulary for emotions alongside facial expressions benefits social competence. Kids will engage in a language and literacy exercise by deciphering whether certain expressions are idiomatic for sadness or anger. It's a fantastic way to connect social language with literacy skills and context clues, promoting well-rounded language development.
The "Facial Expressions: Exploring Anger" lesson is part of a larger collection that covers seven different emotions: Happy, Sad, Anger, Fear, Disgust, Surprise, and Contempt. Each emotion has its own unit, making this collection a versatile resource for teaching emotional intelligence and effective communication.
- Fosters emotional intelligence by helping kids understand and manage their own emotions.
- Enhances empathy and the ability to recognize and respond to the emotions of others.
- Develops critical thinking and context-clue skills for literacy.
- Cultivates social language skills, improving communication and interactions with peers.
Who Is It For?
This resource is perfect for speech therapists, counselors, educators, and parents looking to enrich the social and literacy skills of children aged 8 and up. It can be used in schools, at home, or in therapeutic settings to support children's overall social language and literacy development.