In these worksheets, students will read emotion words that describe the range of one emotion and identify situations that make them feel that way.

Temperatures here in North Carolina, where Centervention is located, are all over the place in the spring. (And basically every season).

A couple weeks ago my apartment opened our pool, and I got a head start on my summer tan. But this week I’ve had to break out my jeans and sweatshirts again!

Much like this varying spring weather, there are different degrees to our emotions, too.

It’s important that students learn to identify what degree of emotion they are feeling in different situations, rather than just mad, sad, happy, etc. Mad, sad, happy and scared are primary emotion words and are the basis for identifying feelings, whereas feelings like devastated, furious, elated, etc. are secondary emotion words.

When kids can start describing their feelings specifically, it will be easier for them to identify and understand their own feelings, as well as have others understand their feelings. It should also help them with their empathy skills, being able to recognize how others might feel in specific situations.

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emotion words