This new product is a mini-lesson that I finally put on paper. A lot of times the connotations and emotional meaning behind words are very abstract for my students with social goals. In years past, I have started out with them describing objects with concrete features and transitioning them to describing words and people with more abstract thoughts. When a child learns that emotion can be concrete and felt to a listener, I feel the student can be more aware of how words can "hurt" others or have an attached meaning that maybe the student did not intend to attach to his words.
There are 8 sets of worksheets included in this product. The first description worksheet set I have made available as a freebie. This can be used to enhance vocabulary as well, because I picked higher level description words for the activities that are more fit for a upper elementary, junior high or lower high school student.
The table of contents is as follows.
Introduction and talking points
Worksheet Set 1 Descriptions
Worksheet Set 2 Descriptions
Worksheet Set 3 Adjectives
Worksheet Set 4 Intro to Expressions and Feeling Words
Worksheet Set 5 Adjectives in a story
Worksheet Set 6 Intro to Tone of Voice
Worksheet Set 7 Connotations of Words
Worksheet Set 8 Registers of Language
Graphics Credit/Copyright Information
There is a full preview available of the product to give you an extended view of what the product will entail prior to purchasing the activity mini-lesson. The freebie is included in the preview.
***Be sure to only print the pages of the freebie otherwise it will print the rest of the mini-lesson with the word preview across the page***
Here are some example pictures of the activity in its entirety for easy convenience and a small taste of the mini-lesson with student worksheets! There are 43 pages total, so this is just a few of the activities in the lesson!
Thanks as always for reading my blog! If you leave a comment in the blog comments, I will pick a winner later on for a free copy of the activity!