Weight in Words Lesson

By | 2016-10-29T11:36:30+00:00 November 16th, 2012|

Overview: This lesson provides new ways for students to develop vocabulary acquisition and understand adjectives and verbs through movement.

For today’s Free Friday lesson seed, our focus is on using dance to help guide vocabulary acquisition and an understanding of adjectives and verbs.  Within the dance itself, the focus is on the elements of weight, space and time and accurately depicting the words chosen to describe a piece of music.  This is written for Grade 3 Common Core ELA standards and integrated with Grade 3 dance standards.  Happy Friday!

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About the Author:

Susan Riley is the founder and President of EducationCloset.com. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and Arts and the Common Core. Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter. Email Susan
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