Using Emotion Works to support novel study work will help focus in on the social and emotional content in texts. In this case, the 7-part model was used and the ‘Influences’ cog.
Using Emotion Works to support your novel studies will help focus in on the social and emotional content in texts. In this case, the novel was ‘Divided City’ by Theresa Breslin but lots of alternatives could be used.
Divided City is set in Glasgow, with core themes having relevance to this P7 class of pupils’ personal life experiences. The Emotion Works 7-part model supported very meaningful discussions around the topic of gang culture. In particular, the purple ‘influences’ cog was used to help pupils develop an appreciation of factors that contribute to emotional responses and behaviour choices.
The teacher used 7-part story board worksheets to help learners ‘unpack’ the emotional episodes involving characters in the book and also their own experiences. They also served as a useful writing frame for composing their own stories with a similar sequence of events.
The highlighter task was a good way to get pupils engaging with eachother’s work. Completed stories were swapped with class mates who had to spot the different emotion components in the story and highlight them with the right coloured pen.