I’ve been working with my first grades on using adjectives to describe characters. They did a great job of using evidence from the books to describe their answers. Even my lower language students were able to participate.
We read two books: Llama Lama mad at mama & Yoko.
First I showed students pictures of character emotions. They shared examples of when they felt various emotions. Then as I read the books they would identify how the character was feeling and tell why.
As a follow up students will fill out a graphic organizer after reading one of their guided reading books where they identify how the characters are feeling and show why.