Emotions are perhaps our greatest communication tool. Our facial expressions and body language speak volumes. They’re tricky and can be hard for all of us to navigate, especially young students. Social emotional learning is critical and it can be embedded throughout all of your speech therapy sessions, not just in social skills groups. For instance, if you have students working on describing then they can describe emotions and feelings! If you have a group working on inferencing, then you also incorporate lessons on body language and emotional inferencing!
I created a series of interactive social skills notebooks for my fellow SLPS and teachers! Today, let’s check out the emotions notebook! It truly takes a deep dive into emotions and is a great tool for social emotion learning.
This notebook can be found in The Speech is Sweet Club – along every social skills resource I’ve ever made! Let’s peek inside:
There is an assortment of activities that are designed to teach students about different kinds of emotions and to label them. I think it alls starts with building emotional vocabulary.
For example, in this activity students lift the flap and then write the emotion underneath. There are also a number of sorting activities that will give students lots of practice in identifying feelings!
Once students can identify emotions, you can then build upon their knowledge and help them with describing emotions! There are a variety of activities that tackle body language and tone of voice. I would recommend teaching a lesson on body language, then a lesson on tone of voice, and then put it all together!
In this activity students draw the body language and then lift the flap and identify what feeling uses that type of body language.
There are a ton of activities included! Here’s a look at some of the tone of voice pages!
There are a variety of sheets to help students put it all together and describe the emotion.
Under each flap, students write down the body language associated with the given emotion, the causes for the emotion, and the tone of voice typically used when someone feels that emotion.
There is a entire section of activities dedicated to emotional inferencing! In my opinion, this is one of the most important skills we can ever teach! It can be very difficult, but it really sets students up for successful relationships throughout their lifetimes.
There are also a variety of activities included that teach calming techniques – another super important skill!
I love this puzzle pocket. Each puzzle piece has a calming technique on it. This is a fun and hands-on activity that can be revisited over and over again. It’s truly such a helpful tool.
Here is another example of an activity! Under each flap, the student writes about how the strategy can help them calm down.
This notebook truly is a gem and I hope it can be helpful addition to your speech room or classroom!
Where can you find this packet? There are three options:
Interested in more interactive notebooks? Check out these blog posts!
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