Dancing through Poetry


  • Aug 8 2010 11:43 AM

    Mary Kay Monson


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    Students will definitely connect with this lesson!

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In this ARTSEDGE lesson, students look at poetry as a way to express the art of dance metaphorically. Students read two different poems about break dancing, one of which shows dance visually in the way the words are placed on paper and the other of which uses its content to represent dance. The teacher or a student reads the poem while the students express the poem's words through movements thus creating a dance. Students are assessed based on their understanding of the concept, and discussions and demonstrations of movements connected to the lines in the poems. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 5 to 8

    Topics: Visual Arts, Reading Comprehension, English-Language Arts, Dance