Blanchard Year One
Hannan- Elizabeth Reeves
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will use creative movement in order to express details revolving around careers.
- Students will work collaboratively with peers in order achieve the goal of creativity.
- Students will communicate non-verbally with their peers to achieve a goal.
- Students will use their bodies to create silent tableaus.
ELAGSE4SL1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
ELAGSE4SL4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
ESD4.CR.2 Demonstrate an understanding of dance as a form of communication.
- Use movement to express an idea or feeling
ELA and Dance
Open Space for movement
Description: Ensemble Squash
The teacher or facilitator can divide the group into teams (2-3 groups) to play Ensemble Squash.
The instructor can suggest that students create one picture that shows details of a specific career using their bodies (i.e., stethoscope-doctor, microscope-scientist, etc.). Students must create the inanimate object together as a group that represents the career.
Some other ideas could be hose to firefighter, badge to policeman, briefcase to lawyer, gavel to judge, hammer to construction worker, etc.
The students should be encouraged to strategize different ways to make their still pictures more specific with their movement.
Debrief: 3-5 minutes- What were we doing? What did you see us doing? What do you wonder? How were we working together? What could we have done differently to be even more successful? Who was leading? Is it just as important to follow? Why?
For each picture that each group creates, try to side coach students to make their pictures better. Encourage them to observe other groups creation, acknowledge their teammates, and to make their picture as unique and creative as possible. Moreover, as one group is frozen in the picture, encourage students to walk around and observe the still picture. Coach, or guide, students to express why they believe what they observe is the right answer.