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Emotional Literacy

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FC: Emotional Literacy | By: Amanda Perelli

1: Emotional Literacy | Emotional literacy is ones ability to recognize, understand, and appropriately express emotions. It is ones ability to communicate their emotions to others and understand how others are feeling.

2: "Emotional Literacy is emotional intelligence with a heart." -Daniel Goleman

3: - Knowing your own emotions. - Managing your own emotions. - Motivating yourself. - Recognizing and understanding other people's emotions. - Managing relationships, and managing the emotions of others. -Daniel Goleman | Emotional Intelligence

4: Why is emotional literacy important? | Emotional literacy is important because one has to be able to express and communicate their feelings in order to receive emotional support from others. It allows one to understand and support others emotional needs as well. | I feel...

6: One can express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions...

7: verbally,

8: physically,

9: "By helping your children express their thoughts, feelings, and opinions verbally and in writing, you can give them a better start toward emotional literacy, and a foundation to succeed in school." www.childcareaware.org | and through writing.

10: deal with peers, with conflicts, | The development of emotional literacy can help a child

11: and unfamiliar feelings, like being sad or scared.

12: Reading stories aloud can help a child develop the necessary language to express and deal with their emotions...

13: ...to deal with peers, with conflicts, and unfamiliar feelings.

14: Relate the emotions in the story to their lives and experiences...

15: ...this will help them better understand their emotions and the right vocabulary to express how they are feeling.

17: "By discussing the books you are reading, your children can learn to make predictions and inferences, imagine a setting, identify with characters, use the context to understand new words, ask questions, and become aware of the skills they are using to make sense of text - all the earmarks of active engagement in the reading process." www.childcareaware.org

18: Have students write stories, poems, and letters to express themselves.

19: Have students publish them on a class blog or in a journal.

20: Encourage and allow children to express how they are feeling.

21: "...emotional development and literacy go hand in hand." www.childcareaware.org

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