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Identify different ways that people can feel by asking and answering questions about key details in a text. 

Generate a list of feeling words and pictures to use in the classroom.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: Today I Feel Silly And Other Moods that Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis 

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Target Task


Discussion & Writing Prompt

What are some different ways the character felt? Why?

Sample Response

She felt joyful because she had a playdate with her friend.

She felt lonely because no one in her family was home to play with her.

Key Questions


  • How is the character feeling? How do you know?

  • How is the character feeling now? How do you know?

  • What are some other feelings that the character had? Why did she have them?

  • What are some other feelings that the character had? Why did she have them?

  • What are some other feelings the character had? How do you know that?



joyful     (adj.)

feeling really happy

grumpy     (adj.)

feeling annoyed

confused     (adj.)

not knowing what to think

lonely     (adj.)

sad because you don't have friends or company

discouraged     (adj.)

thinking you can't do something

frustrated     (adj.)

thinking something won't happen

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.K.1 — With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

  • RL.K.3 — With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.