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Children can do almost anything to music, so get them up and moving, working out and strengthening some major muscle groups. Using exercise bands provides some resistance, which makes the muscles work a little harder. With this lesson plan, young learners will just be moving around and grooving to the music; they will be getting stronger without even giving it a thought!
Here's a 32-count line dance to the song "Disturbia" by Rihanna. This dance introduces the triple-step. It's a quick right-left-right or a quick left-right-left step. It's not complicated. The really nice thing about this lesson is that there is a video that teaches this line dance sequence. First the instructors demonstrate the steps, then they walk the learners through some practice time, and finally do the entire dance to the music.
There are eight different steps in this line dance lesson: angle step, jump step, punch step, marching step, grapevine step, turn step, stop step, and down step. Each step has it's own eight-count. Teach these steps to youngsters and then get them dancing to "Evacuate the Dance Floor" on Kidz Bop 18.
Looking for some moves to do in the bleachers while at a school sports event? This lesson teaches two sets of 32-counts. The moves can basically be done while standing up in the bleachers!. The amount of movement will be determined by how much space there is in the bleachers. Teach the steps and practice them. This set of movements can be done to a variety of music. Also there is a video that teaches the movements and then the class performs it to music. Teach it yourself, or use the video to teach the class.
Do your class members’ questions lack depth? “Sigh no more . . .sigh no more.” Use a questioning strategy based on Bloom’s taxonomy to encourage readers to create questions that probe the themes of any text. The model discussion questions, based on Much Ado About Nothing, are included, as are step-by-step directions and a Bloom’s Taxonomy guide.
I love mixing arts lessons with core content! Here, the class will discuss energy, motion, and force (push/pull) as they review dance vocabulary and movements. They preview vocabulary for force and dance. Then they pair-up to dance a scene where they are pushing or pulling light, medium, and heavy objects. Fun dance scenarios and helpful teacher notes make it a very nice lesson.
An entertaining and educationally sound lesson on sentence structure is here for you. Young readers play an online game called "The Patchwork Game" where they must patch together a series of words in order to create a complete sentence. Another nice feature of the lesson is the printable worksheet that can be sent home as a homework assignment. The lesson can also be done off-line, and terrific instructions for the off-line plan are present as well. A very nice lesson for the little ones!
"Dance, Dance Revolution™" is a video game that can be brought into the classroom to use as an exercise program. The game focuses on moving the feet forwards, backwards, or sideways to the rhythm of the music. Arrows flash up on the video screen and point in the direction the feet should move. A great workout for coordination and gross motor movement. Playing this game will also develop cardiovascular endurance in a way that is just plain fun!
Drama and movement are wonderful ways to cover story elements such as setting, character, and descriptive writing. Little ones listen to a poem about imaginary creatures. As they listen, they shape their bodies into what they think the creatures look like. They walk and talk like the creature, then discuss what kind of setting each creature would live in. A great way to set the stage for any lesson on storytelling, descriptive writing, or story elements.
A great lesson to teach the fundamentals of the underhand toss. Begin with some warm-ups, review how to do the underhand roll, and then teach the new skill of the underhand toss. The teaching activity is scaffolded and includes good skill cues. There are a couple of guided activities to practice this new skill. Included is a basic skills rubric for assessing the performance of the underhand toss.
PE unit plan: soccer – has 10 lessons. These Lesson four of this soccer unit focuses on passing and receiving the ball. Learners will practice passing a soccer ball, first directly to a partner, and then progressively to open spaces toward which other players are running. There are several drills in this plan that are scaffolded in such a way as to really develop passing and receiving skills.
5,6,7,8 Line Dance is a very simple, but very fast-paced line dance. It is comprised of the grapvine steps, moving forward and backwards, moving diagonally, jumping, and clapping. There is a repeating section of the dance which calls for dancers to be creative and do their own thing. Make sure to teach the basic steps and practice it before putting on the music. Watch the video and use it to teach the 5,6,7,8 Line Dance.
Do the "Space Jam" dance! A dance that is made up of basketball skills movements, such as: dribbling, defending with hands up, pivoting, shooting, and slam dunks. The dance step descriptions are very well written out with cues for teaching. After teaching and practicing the moves, put the music on and jam away!
Golf is a popular game that is enjoyed around the world. Invite your pupils with visual impairments or blindness to putt a few balls or make a hole in one. This instructional activity provides several very good suggestions as to how you can teach an adaptive version of golf to learners with special needs. The ultimate goal of the instructional activity is to engage learners on a real golf course. How cool is that?
If your class just finished Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, have them reflect on the ending. With this post-reading activity, readers consider an alternate ending and must decide whether or not the formula and the antidote should be destroyed or preserved and which character should be responsible for either of these decisions. Answering these questions requires readers to revisit the text in search of textual evidence to support their response.
Grapevines, jumps, pivots, stomps and more are moves you will learn in a dance activity. There are quite a few counts to learn and it will take some practice to remember it all. So get out those dancing shoes and find Will Smith's "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" and show your moves.
Having good hygiene skills is a very important part of living an independent life. Learners with special needs follow sequencing cards to practice washing their faces. They follow each step in the process and discuss the importance of staying clean. Note: The sequencing cards are not included.
The visual exchange and the blind exchange have been covered, and now it's time to explain the exchange zone. This is the area in which the incoming runner must hand the baton off to the outgoing runner. If the baton is handed off outside of this zone, the runners will be disqualified. Use the teaching cues and practice drills to work on exchanging the baton within the zone.
Kindergarteners read the bold words that are unknown by using the strategies of initial sound and picture clues. They meet individually with their teacher in order to assess this concept. Excellent resource!
Use an Inspiration mind map to enforce vocabulary acquisition. Visual symbols attached to a word help solidify the definition and concept. If you do not have Inspiration software, you can download a 30-day trial or simply look at the example shown and have learners draw their own mind maps by hand.