Lesson 7: Students Work Independently To Explore Words and Phrases In Poems Using Dance and Prosody

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Interpretive dance and prosody is the focus of a lesson designed to encourage movement and poetry analysis. Independently and in small groups, poetry enthusiasts explore a variety of free-verse poems, discuss specific words and phrases that evoke feelings, and create dances to showcase them. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite small groups to perform their interpretive dance for their peers
  • Have learners visit the school library or search online to discover additional free-verse poems 
Classroom Considerations

  • This lesson is the seventh of 16 in a unit showcasing free verse poetry 
  • Unit resources require several copies 
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