What is Emotional Literacy?


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A child in your class was sobbing uncontrollably during recess today. You find out that his pet dog passed away over the weekend. You pull him aside. What would be an appropriate response in terms of helping him develop emotional literacy?

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1. How can a lack of emotional literacy affect a child's education?

2. What is a potential consequence of telling children not to cry or feel their emotions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does emotional literacy mean? Gauge your knowledge of this term and how to respond to situations in an emotionally literate way by working through the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these resources, you can check your knowledge of:

  • The meaning of emotional literacy
  • An appropriate way to deal with students who are refusing to obey
  • How a lack of emotional literacy can affect a child's education
  • Consequence of telling children to not cry
  • Helping a child deal with the loss of a dog

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on emotional literacy
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of emotional literacy to explain its importance for children
  • Knowledge application - utilize your understanding to answer questions about teachers effectively helping children develop their emotional literacy

Additional Learning

Be sure to utilize the lesson called What is Emotional Literacy? for further study. It will help you cover more about:

  • Children's emotions
  • The purpose of emotional literacy
  • Words that help children develop emotional literacy
  • Positive and negative feeling words