An engaging non-fiction text sharing the science of fear and common phobias. This level of text works well alongside 6-part model work.
In this reading group extension activity, a small group of P5 pupils were set the task of applying their learning about the Emotion Works cogs (up to the 6-part model) to create a drawing that captured the different aspects of an emotional reaction to something in the book they found very scary.
The teacher displayed the 6-part model slide on the classroom smartboard for reference as the group were researching the book and creating their pictures.
This pupil identified a number of fear triggers in the book he could relate to along with some ideas he captured in his drawing relating to the other cog concepts.
A reading group discussion then saw each child share their drawing with the others, with the teacher facilitating the discussion with a laminated cog card set to help pupils identify the aspects of their drawing that related to one of the cogs.
In a follow-up task she asked each child to use the empty cog activity sheet and coloured pens to create an ’emotion cog illustration’ by adding in each of the 6 cogs with drawings or notes inside.