Lesson 16: Perform and Inform

It's showtime! After an ample amount of preparation, scholars perform their final dance based on a phrase or word of their original free-verse poem. Following the performance, class members discuss their thoughts and feelings regarding the entire process. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review proper audience behavior: staying quiet during performances, clapping when finished, providing positive feedback
  • Take photos of performers dancing and display them on a unit-themed bulletin board
  • If you're short on time, pose a set of reflection questions on a classroom blog, and direct learners to answer each question and reply to their peers 
Classroom Considerations

  • This lesson is the last of 16 in a poetry-themed unit that showcases free-verse poems 
Pros

  • Encourages the act of practice and revision to make a successful final product 
  • Boosts self-reflection and discussion skills
Cons

  • None