Lesson 3: Read Sparklers By Mark Vinz And Instruct On Dance Concepts

Poetry enthusiasts read the poem, Sparklers by Mark Vinz, discuss their feelings after hearing it, and create an interpretive dance based on the emotions it provoked. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer pupils a break from instruction and the chance to move their bodies 
  • Record dance routines and play them for the class, encouraging positive audience participation and call on pupils to offer compliments
  • Pose a reflection question on the classroom blog, direct learners to answer the question and reply to at least one peer 
Classroom Considerations

  • The third in a 16-lesson poetry unit
  • Requires several copies per individual taking part in the lesson 

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  • Includes teaching tips 
  • Lessons found in the unit follow a similar routine 

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