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Native American Literature

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Practice grade-level reading comprehension with this lesson plan, in which middle schoolers read different examples of Native American literature. They discover different cultures while examining their own, and answer questions related...
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Tell a Fairy Tale with Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of a familiar fairy tale introduces the concept of story elements—main characters, setting, and plot. Multiple retellings of the story set to music get scholars moving as they dance. Movements portray story elements and tell...
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Poems That Dance

For Teachers 5th
Combine the elements of dance with the actions in a poem. Learners review basic grammar, write an action-packed cinquain poem, and then choreograph a dance based on their cinquains. After the dances are done, they'll discuss the elements...
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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Dance

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Erin go bragh! Enliven your St. Patrick's Day celebration by teaching your class members some of the combinations found in traditional Irish step dancing.
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Giraffes Can’t Dance Concepts: Giraffes Can't Dance

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Teach young children that with a little perseverance and the help of a good friend, anything is possible. This two-part lesson series based on the book Giraffe's Can't Dance starts with a shared reading about Gerald and his attempts to...
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Call the Tune: Music in Literature

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
I am dancing to the music in my head. Scholars learn to listen for music in their heads as they read literature and poems. After they identify and analyze poetic devices that relate to music, they create their own musical poems.
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Ballet and Dance Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
Ballet is the main focus of this short answer quiz, but a few questions cover dance in cinema and Scottish folk dance names. Trivia for dancers!
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Character Traits in Fables

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Combining art, music, dance, and reading comprehension, this instructional activity is geared to reach all ability levels. After reading a variety of fables and discussing story elements and character traits, class members select a moral...
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Incorporating Literature While Teaching Math

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders solve story word problems based on the story Twas the Night Before Christmas. In this word problems lesson plan, 3rd graders incorporate literature with math.
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Discovering Ourselves in Literature and Life

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read literature and view other media to discover how print and non-print texts answer the thematic question: Who am I? students compare the ways ideas are presented, and create their own portfolios or personal Web pages...
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Grand Canyon Suite

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Take a trip to the Grand Canyon! Lesson one explores how Ferde Grofe painted a musical landscape of America when he wrote the Grand Canyon Suite. Learners then examine art that shows the Grand Canyon in lesson two. Finally, lesson three...
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"Creating Movement through Literature" Dance Lesson Plan

For Teachers K
Students listen to a story and then use the words from the book to generate dance movements.
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Swing Your Partner!

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This was written for ESOL learners, but could work for any elementary class. Learners read about the American dance style known as Square Dancing. They explore its use in literature, write a friendly letter about it, and then use their...
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Not So Much a Lesson, More a Song and Dance

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Inspired by Britain's National Poetry Day, this resource will help your class analyze poetry. You will find a variety of poetry analysis methods to work through with your class. Finish by having each person compose an original poem.
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Wildwood Dancing: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis

For Students 9th - 12th
Considering including Juliet Marillier's young adult novel, Wildwood Dancing as part of your language arts curriculum? Check out an overview that examines some of the themes and issues presented by the novel. 
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Math-Literature Connection: Counting with Jack the Builder

For Teachers K - 2nd
Connect literature (Jack the Builder) with mathematical concepts. In a series of computation, geometry and number sense activities, pupils count on to add, count back to subtract, build cylinders, cones, and rectangular prisms, and name...
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Tunes for Bears to Dance to: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Considering using Robert Cormier's young adult novel, Tunes for Bears to Dance to for book circles or as a whole-class anchor text? Check out this overview of the key concepts and issues raised by the novel.
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The Dance of the Butterfly

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore butterfly life cycles and movement.  In this integrated fine arts and biology life cycle activity, students listen to the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and identify the related life cycle stages....
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Dancing, Through Literature

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars combine literature with dance. They explore how to express themselves through dance form reading and interpreting poetry. Students expand their knowledge of dance through all aspects of the curriculum. They choreograph a...
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I Am a Storyteller

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Keep your kindergartners moving in this engaging literature activity. Centered around the picture book Lily's Purple Plastic Purse, this lesson has scholars analyze events, characters, and themes of the story. Was Lily responsible at...
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Rainy Day Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Don't fret next time a rainy day schedule is announced! Implement any of six physical activities designed for indoor P.E. Pupils walk, crawl, hop, tiptoe, march, dance, or skip their way through lively and developmentally...
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Why Pride and Prejudice Is Relevant Today

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Believe it or not, there is a group of Jane Austen fans who call themselves Janeites and gather each year to celebrate all things Austen, dancing, and dressing in period-authentic clothing. In this video, one devoted fan shares her...
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Characters and Setting Song

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Put a reggae spin on literature instruction with a music video detailing what characters are, and what a setting is. In addition to the concept's definitions, the video displays an excerpt that showcases how to identify the characters...
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Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-Dancing With the Indians

For Teachers K - 5th
Students read Dancing With the Indians by Angela Shelf Medearis. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the study of Native American festivals and traditions. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing,...

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