Feeling Words in a Text - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Key Ideas and Details/ Craft and Structure

In the lesson "Feeling Words in a Text," first-grade students will embark on an engaging journey within the Reading Literature unit, particularly focusing on Key Ideas and Details as well as Craft and Structure. The centerpiece activity, "Feeling Words: The Boy Who Cried Wolf Worksheet," is designed to introduce young learners to the crucial concept of identifying and understanding emotion words in literary texts.

Students will learn how to pinpoint specific words that convey feelings, an essential skill that enhances their comprehension of characters' experiences and motivations in stories. Through the timeless fable of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," learners will explore how feeling words contribute to the narrative's meaning, teaching them to appreciate the depth and richness of literature.

Understanding feeling words not only bolsters reading comprehension but also aids in the development of empathy and emotional intelligence. As students recognize and relate to the emotions depicted in texts, they become more attuned to the nuances of human experiences. This lesson, therefore, not only enhances literary analysis skills but also contributes to the holistic development of young readers, preparing them to navigate the complex landscape of emotions in literature and in real life.

Estimated classroom time: 3 min
Chapter: Key Ideas and Details/ Craft and Structure
Unit: Reading Literature
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Feeling Words: The Boy Who Cried Wolf Worksheet
Feeling Words: The Boy Who Cried Wolf Worksheet
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  • Activity 1 / Feeling Words: The Boy Who Cried Wolf Worksheet

    Being able to infer a character’s traits or feelings is a comprehension skill that is taught so that the reader learns more about the characters and extract more meaning from the text. This aids in the overall comprehension of the story.  With this worksheet students read The Boy Who Cried Wolf and then choose the correct emotion for the characters in the story. This printable is a great resource for the reading classroom.