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This basketball unit for middle schoolers was created by a collaboration of many teachers. This 3 week unit has plenty of skill drills and activities. There are great teaching technique cues. There is even a basketball unit test included. This is a unit worth checking out!
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.
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.
An entertaining and educationally sound instructional activity 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 instructional activity is the printable worksheet that can be sent home as a homework assignment. The instructional activity can also be done off-line, and terrific instructions for the off-line plan are present as well. A very nice instructional activity for the little ones!
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.
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!
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.
Reading is reading, whether it's for drama or English class. Boost reading fluency, accuracy, intonation, and comprehension while fostering creative acting skills. Kids read the provided tale of "The Lion and the Mouse" several times in small groups, they then perform the story for the class.
"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!
A fun way to practice basketball dribbling skills with young learners. This game is played like musical chairs. Spread out hula hoops, polyspots, or cones all around the gym. Then give each player a ball to practice dribbling. When the music plays, they practice their dribbling. When the music stops, they have to find a marker. Of course, there are fewer markers than there are dribblers, so some players will be eliminated. But make sure that those who have been eliminated are still practicing their dribbling skills. This game sounds like a lot of fun. Try it out!
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.