Lesson 12: Select Poems For Words In Motion! Dances And Begin Choreography

Scholars gather in small groups to share their final drafts of free-verse poems. Peers reflect on their reading with a grand discussion that focuses on prosody. Poetry groups choose one poem to choreograph using motion that reflects a powerful word or phrase and performs it for the class. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Record dances and play them back for the class to watch and provide positive feedback 
  • Showcase final drafts on a poetry-themed bulletin board 
  • Invite learners to read their final drafts to the class  versus a small poetry group
Classroom Considerations

  • The twelfth lesson in a series 16 from a poetry-themed unit 

  • Lesson nicely incorporates the unit's past concepts
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