Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11900

Oh dear, you want to express emotion in your writing, but, well, how do you do it? Please, work on this lesson to learn how to use special words to show your feelings! Indeed, you'll become an expert!



English / Language Arts
learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • How do you express emotion (show your feelings)?

Show your parent or teacher how you can express emotion. Now, learn to express your emotions in writing!

  • It's easy to show emotion with your body and facial expressions, but how do you express emotion in your writing?

That's easy! You can use interjections! Interjections are words used to express emotions.

There are two types of interjections:

  • Mild interjections are used to show usual, or normal, emotions.
  • Strong interjections are used to show strong emotions, such as excitement and anger.

You will see examples of mild interjections and strong interjections in this section.

  • Are you ready to get started?


First, you will start with mild interjections. Ask your parent or teacher to help you read the list of mild interjections below:

  • absolutely
  • my
  • oops
  • eh
  • no
  • phew
  • err
  • oh
  • please
  • gee
  • oh dear
  • thanks
  • goodness
  • oh well
  • well
  • indeed
  • okay
  • yes


These interjections can be used to show emotion in sentences. Ask your parent or teacher to help you read the examples below:

Oops, I spilled the milk.

spilled milk

Well, I'd better go home now.

waving good-bye

Mild interjections can be used to show normal emotion.

You can use strong interjections to show intense emotion! Ask your parent or teacher to help you read the list of strong interjections below:

  • Bam!
  • Look!
  • Yeah!
  • Bingo!
  • No!
  • Yikes!
  • Bravo!
  • Ouch!
  • Yippee!
  • Congratulations!
  • What!
  • Yuck!
  • Ew!
  • Whoa!
  • Hey!
  • Wow!
  • Hurray!
  • Yay!


Strong interjections can be used to show excitement, anger, happiness, and many other strong emotions. Are you ready to look at examples? Great! Ask your parent or teacher to help you read the examples. Make sure you use facial and voice expression to show something is exciting or scary when you read!

Yikes! There's a mouse in my house!


Wow! I love your painting!

kids painting

Ouch! I fell off my scooter!

scooter injury

You read examples of mild and strong interjections. With the help of your parent or teacher, make up two example sentences: one that has a mild interjection, and one that has a strong interjection.

After sharing your sentence, move on to the Got It? section to watch an interjections video and explore interjections.

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