8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Teens, Social Skills, Pragmatic Language
Printables, Worksheets, Activities
47 pages (Color and Black & White)
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Teach your students how to interpret nonverbal language and social cues. This includes: body language, facial expressions, body posture, and tone. These skills are essential for communication. We must recognize these nonverbal cues and make inferences about a situation and how a person feels.
• Appropriate for teenage students.
• Works great for students with autism.
• Students that need help identifying their emotions.
• Also effective for students that need to practice perspective taking and identifying how others feel.
• Students read about 20 scenarios that include real photographs.
• Students are provided with a little bit of background information before looking at the photograph.
• Then students must look at the nonverbal cues along with the background information to answer the questions.
• The background information is purposefully ambiguous so that students may draw their own conclusions.
• Students learn how to recognize nonverbal cues that includes body language and facial cues.
• Encourages written expression.
• Sad • Helpful • Apologetic • Confused • Disappointed
• Nervous • Bored • Hopeful • Worried • Upset
• Confident • Disgusted • Excited • Tired • Scared
• Happy • Ungrateful • Content • Annoyed • Surprised
Nonverbal Language Activities:
• 20 scenarios (Color)
• 20 scenarios (Black/White)
• 1 Bonus (Color and Black/White)
• Answer Key
The use of real photos will help increase your students’ understanding of nonverbal cues.
These activities are meant for teens. The scenarios include, but are not limited to; dating, hanging out with friends, social media, texting, school, studying, health, and helping others.
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