Identifying Facial Expression is another task that allows students to work independently using a Work System and is an activity focused on social skill development.
Materials you’ll need are:
- a folder or piece of thick paper
- library pockets or envelopes
- labels, with our without photographs / pictures of facial expressions
- photographs of familiar and unfamiliar people making each facial expression
Steps for setting up this task:
- stick the library pockets on the folder or thick paper
- label each library pocket with an emotion. Include a picture symbol or photograph if your student/child is not yet a reliable reader
- leave one folder blank and use it to store the photos
- take photographs of people making each facial expression; print them and place them in the unlabelled folder/envelope on the board
The student can follow the directions given in written and picture form available in the attachment below.
Work Systems allow a student to work independently in the classroom and eventually in work settings.
Please note that tasks for work systems should be directly related to a student’s IEP goals and be able to be independently performed.
Reference: This task was adapted from Tasks Galore: Literature-Based Thematic Units by Laurie Eckenrode and Pat Fennell (2013).