Today I Feel Silly Teacher Resources
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Learning With Paint And Literature: "Today I Feel Silly"
Students draw a picture related to the book "Today I Feel Silly" using a computer drawing program. They listen to the story and answer discussion questions, view drawings on the teacher's Paint website, and create an illustration of their favorite part of the story using computer drawing software.
Students practice strategies to become better fluent readers with expression through reading silently and reading at a smooth pace with repeated readings. They read in groups with enthusiasm and expression the book, "Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make my Day."
New! Marvelous Moods
It isn't always easy to tell another person how we feel; and little ones have an even more difficult time identifying and expressing their emotions. They get a chance to discuss and explore how they can express how they feel in different ways. First, they talk about moods as they read two different books. Then, they engage in any of the four terrific activity ideas. Each one is designed to show children they can express themselves with and without saying a word.
Don't Be Silly–Expression is Fun!
As children observe the teacher reading Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, they take note of the role punctuation plays in the emotion or expression used. They then take turns reading a book with a partner so they can practice using reading expression strategies that increase fluency. As an assessment, each child reads individually to the teacher.
All in the Mood
Learners complete reading and writing activities to learn to express emotions. For this emotions lesson, students read the book Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day and discuss the ways characters feel. Learners create a descriptive story book about their feelings and emotions. Students then independently write about an emotion.
Watch Out Books! I'm Reading with Expression!
Students discover how to read with expression. By reading and rereading decodable words in connected texts, students study the importance of expressions and how it can make a book more enjoyable.
Go Ahead--Say What You Feel!
Students observe and demonstrate a variety of strategies for reading with expression. They listen to the teacher read sentences with and without expression and discuss the type of punctuation that is needed. Students then listen to the book "Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day" using expression, and identify the appropriate punctuation for sentences from the book.
Expressing Thoughts & Feelings
Students discuss an ordinary apple. They pass the apple around the room, whacking it on the floor at their turn. Students watch as the teacher cuts open the apple showing them it looks the same on the outside, but is bruised on the inside. They relate this to what happens when you hurt someone's feelings. Students explore five Discovery Buckets designed to give them practice expressing their thoughts and feelings.
The Write Stuff
Students demonstrate how to use the Six Traits writing model. In this writing lesson, students use their senses to make their writing more descriptive and demonstrate how to use the six traits of writing by creating a story.
We Are All Different in Many Ways!
Students discuss differences such as skin color, eye color, hair color, emotions, families, etc., to reinforce that it is okay to be different.
We Are All Different in Many Ways!
Students draw a picture with only one color crayon. As a class, they discuss how the world would be different if there were only one color crayon to use. After being read a book, they discuss how each person is important even though they are different. To end the activity, they draw another picture using all colors.
Silly Tie Snakes
Students recognize the phoneme /s/. Through matching activities, they discriminate the phoneme /s/ from other letters and phonemes. They associate the phoneme /s/ with its letter representation and identify the phoneme /s/ in various words and phrases.
How to Get Expert Expressionists
Students practice reading with expression. After discussing how reading with feeling and expression can enhance the text, students listen as their partner reads a story with expression. Students complete a checklist concerning their partner's reading with expression.
Growing Independence and Fluency
This lesson is designed to teach children to read fluently and more expressively. Children will become more confident readers when they learn to read with expression. They will grow to enjoy reading more if they use expression. We will learn to read with expression in this lesson by using whole text.