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Emotional Literacy

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FC: Literacy | Emotional

1: By: Anna Montague | http://www.successpartnership.com/emotional_literacy.phtml http://pascoaching.typepad.com/the_mindset_of_success/2008/10/the-four-compon.html www.sosprograms.com | Resources/Websites used:

2: What is Emotional Literacy?

3: Emotional Literacy is the ability to recognize, assess, and express our emotions to others. It is also commonly known as "Emotional Intelligence".

4: Components of Emotional Literacy | Recognize | Assess | Express | -Noticing how you feel. -Noticing how those around you feel. | -Thinking about why you feel the way you do. -What are you upset, happy, sad, etc., about? -Why? Is there a cause? If so, what is it? How can you avoid it? How can you change it? | -Showing others how you are feeling. -Showing others that you recognize and understand how they are feeling. -Expressing your emotions in a nonviolent way. Can be done orally or written. -Using "I" messages vs. "You" messages. (I feel __EMOTION__)

6: Why is Emotional Literacy important? | Emotional Literacy is important because when one has the ability to recognize how they and others feel, what is causing them to feel a certain way and how to appropriately express to others how they feel, it will lead to positive relationships with others. In addition, when children are taught to figure out what is bothering them negatively, they can learn to stay away from or change what it is that is causing them to feel that way.

7: When individuals are literate in Emotional Literacy, it will ultimately lead to healthier lives, better relationships and less violence.


9: Emotional Literacy in the Classroom | -Students can create a journal titled "How I feel". During their writing workshops, free time or any relevant period of time, children can be encouraged to write down (or draw) how they feel. In addition, they will be asked to think about what made them upset, happy etc. Was it something they did or something someone else did? What they can do to resolve the issue (if any). This will help children learn to figure out what is bothering them and how to express themselves in words. Once they are calmed down and have expressed how they feel in their journal, they can choose to share that journal with the teacher and/or parent. Writing down how you feel in a journal often times helps one articulate that to others in words.

10: Emotional Literacy in the classroom: | -Start every morning off on the rug and give each child a turn to tell the class how they are feeling and why. May have picture cards in a box for children to choose from to help them come up with a way to express how they are feeling. -If children are not comfortable sharing with the class, they will be encouraged to slip a note to the Emotion Notion Creature in the classroom. | -Idea came from the "Tattle Monster" from www.pinterest.com

11: Photo belongs to: Flexible Life Retrieved from: www.aflexiblelife.com

12: BE A ROLE MODEL | -Show your students COMPASSION! -When you express your feelings in front of them, they are watching & taking it all in. -Act how you would like your children to act towards others. -Show them how to appropriately express how they feel when they are upset by expressing your own frustrations in an appropriate manner. -Children are constantly learning and watching so it is vital to always have a positive attitude and act appropriately in front of them.

14: Positive Feelings | accepted, liked glad appreciated good, great capable, confident grateful, thankful successful pleased comfortable, relaxed love, loved eager satisfied, happy cheerful, elated enjoy, like hopeful, optimistic proud encouraged respected relieved secure, safe | Chapter 18 of SOS Help for parents

15: Negative Feelings | angry, mad unhappy, miserable resentful, want to get even messed over, unfair irritable, grumpy unloved, neglected scared, afraid discouraged disappointed, let down embarrassed lonely, left out hurt without a friend, rejected tired worthless, no good bored stupid, dumb confused upset, tense frustrated worried, anxious inferior insecure guilty | List of feelings retrieved from: www.sosprograms.com

16: USEFUL RESOURCES | -http://www.tes.co.uk/well-being-and-emotional-literacy-sen-teaching-resources/ -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDWdZ41qR_k -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6N8BLcK904&feature=related -http://www.teachervision.fen.com/emotional-development/teacher-resources/32913.html -http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/printables/Untitled_0876288581_97_98.pdf | Recommended Book: Emotional Literacy in the middle school. http://www.nprinc.com/emot_itl/elcl.htm -this is a link to a book on how to teach emotional literacy to middle school children. Also comes with 3 different lesson plans.

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