Lesson 2: Explore Words And Phrases In Dragonfly And Instruct On The Dance Skills

Encourage pupils to get up and move! A instructional activity showcases the free-verse poem "Dragonflyby Georgia Heard, and challenges scholars to express feelings through interpretive dance. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Place tape on the floor where furniture needs to be replaced after the lesson 
  • If class members do not feel comfortable dancing in front of their peers, record small groups on a device and play it during presentation and reflection time 
  • Have a collection of free-verse poetry available for learners to browse when time permits 
Classroom Considerations

  • Make copies of unit resources prior to conducting the lesson
  • The second of 16 in a unit focused on poetry
Pros

  • Dance concepts strengthen gross motor skills 
  • Lesson offers differentiation and general teaching tips
  • Clickable links make locating resources and lesson part easier 
Cons

  • None