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Identifying facial expressions – POPARD
Identifying facial expressions

Identifying facial expressions


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).