Because Brian Hugged His Mother – Activity #2: "Focus on Feeling Words"
Activity #2: “Focus on Feelings Words”
This activity provides an opportunity for students to identify and understand all the ‘feeling’ words in the story.
Story Text handout (provided in Activity #1)
Blank overhead transparencies
Overhead projector & screen
Focus on Feeling Words worksheet (provided)
Print the Story Text onto overhead transparencies
Print enough Focus on Feeling Words worksheets for each student
Prepare a chart of all the feeling words (answer key) so that it is visible for the students after the activity is completed
Step by Step:
Step One: Using the same Story Text handouts the students received in Activity #1, students follow along as the teacher reads from the overhead transparency. Have students point out the ‘feeling words’ from the text. (E.g. loved, appreciated, cherished, competent, etc.)
Step Two: Teacher highlights the feeling words on the overhead transparency and students circle or highlight the ‘feeling words’ on their personal copies.
Step Three: Once students have circled or highlighted all the ‘feeling words’, provide them with a Focus on Feeling Words sheet.
Step Four: Students are to recall not only how each character felt in the story, but also why each character felt this way and complete all the blanks.
A fill-in-the-blanks worksheet where students have identified all the feeling words in the story.