Feelings Lesson Plan (Project 3)


Name: Carolina Martinez

Date: 4/12/10

General Information

Subject: Feelings

Length of Lesson: 1 hour

Grade Level: 1st Grade

Short Description/Summary: Students will learn to recognize and express feelings.

Student Learning

Utah K-12 Core Curriculum

Standard 1

Students will develop a sense of self.

Objective 3

Develop and use skills to communicate ideas, information, and feelings.

a. Recognize and express feelings in a variety of ways.


Standard 2

Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments

a. Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.

Objectives: Students will be able to recognize and express their feelings by matching words to expressions and by verbally sharing how they feel with the class.

Assessment: Formative assessment will be used during lesson and group discussion.  Understanding of different feelings by questioning how they feel today and what facial expression matches their feelings will be observed.

Summative assessment will also be used to determine student understanding of what feelings are; worksheets will be collected for grading.

Lesson Preparation

Technology Resources Required: Computer, internet.

Other Materials Required: “The Way I feel”, Janan Cain book, feelings vocabulary test worksheet (http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/feelingsVQ.pdf), feelings picture test (http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/feelingsPT1.pdf), (http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/feelingsPT2.pdf), (http://www.anglomaniacy.pl/feelingsPT4.pdf), feelings picture poster, individual cards with name of each feeling on it.

Background for teachers




Setup: Make copies of the picture test and the vocabulary activity.

The Lesson:

Time: Lesson outline
 Introduction: 10 minutes

  • Put a picture of a child with a sad expression and another with a happy expression on the board where everyone can see.
  • What does it mean to be sad? What does it mean to be happy? Do we always feel sad or happy? What other ways can we feel?
  • Does someone want to share a story about a time when they were sad or happy?  Why did you feel like that?  Do good and bad things that happen every day make us feel different?
  • Can someone else make you feel different?
  • Brain storm names of feelings and write on board.

Content/Activity: 45 minutes

  1. I will read “The Way I Feel”, by Janan Cain to the class.
  2. I will put faces on the board showing the following expressions: cold, hot, sleepy, bored, tired, angry, happy, sad, scared, and surprised.  I will read a short statement about each of the feelings shown on the board and ask a student to identify the face that matches the statement read by labeling the correct face.
  3. Students will share how they feel right now with a partner for 2 minutes.
  4. Students will go to the following website and click on the different faces to hear the word that describes it for 5 minutes.


5. Then they will play “Simon says” for 5 minutes on the same website.

6. Student will play a feelings game on the following website:


Closure: 10 minutes

Students will take the picture test and the vocabulary quiz on the same website and then will take a written version of it according to their learning level.  They will color the face that applies to the way they are feeling at that moment and describe the feeling to a partner.

Evaluation: I will walk around and listen to students’ explanations of how they feel while sharing it with partner.  I will ask them questions about different feelings after naming all of them to ensure understanding.  The picture test and the vocabulary activity will be collected for grading.


I will provide three versions of the picture test to accommodate all the learning levels.  The use of pictures and vocabulary games will help visual learners to understand the ideas better.


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