Authors can either tell us ("He was sad.") or show us ("He cried.") how characters in their stories feel. They can use emotions to tell the reader how characters feel. Students will look at examples of how authors do that. When authors show the reader how characters feel, the reader can infer how the characters feel. Students will look at examples where they have to infer.
Students will read sentences and underline the words or phrase that tells how the character felt. They will also read sentences that show what a character did. They will identify the emotion that the character felt. They will then read two stories and determine how the characters felt.