First, read through the book and verbally label all of the faces, and talk about each face.
Second, show two faces and have him point to the "happy face", and etc.
Third, show him one face, and ask him to verbally say the emotion on that face.
Lesson Objective: Students will identify the feeling of being scared and ways to overcome fear.
Language: sad, worried, proud, glad, brave
This book lends itself to many emotions. I would let the children lead the discussion and emphasize the feeling words they bring up throughout the story
Activities: Students will look at Franklin on the cover and discuss why Franklin looks like he does. The children will identify feeling words. Examples: Franklin looks sad because he is showing a sad face. Franklin could be lonely because he is all by himself. Teacher tells children we will read to find out what Franklin is feeling the way he is on the cover. On the first page, Franklin is happy because he has things he is good at and likes to do. We will discuss a few things the children are good at and discuss how those things make them feel. As the teacher reads the story children will notice Franklin and his feelings and how the other characters tried to help him feel better. Children will discuss times they feel scared and people that make them feel better. In the end Franklin is being brave so that emotion could also be discussed.
Book Name : A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan
Lesson Objective: Each person is an individual, we are not all the same but we love everyone the same.
Language: How do you feel about someone who dresses different than you? How do you feel about someone that is not the same as you?
Activity: Have the children state things that are different about their friends, why they like them and show how it is ok to be different but yet remain friends and have fun. How do you think someone would feel if we made fun of their clothes were different?