ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (4) 1 :
4-1.1) Apply locomotor skills in a variety of individual, partner, and small group activities and dance/ rhythm.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (4) 4 :
4-1.4) Combine locomotor movement patterns and dance steps to create and perform an original dance.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (5) 1 :
5-1.1) Demonstrate correct form of locomotor skills in a variety of individual, partner, and small group activities and dance/ rhythm.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (5) 4 :
5-1.4) Demonstrate rhythms and patterns that combine locomotor skills in both cultural and creative dances, alone and with a group.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (3 - 5)
Title: Rhythmic Movement Skills
URL: https://www.dynamicpeasap.com/lesson-plan?rhythmic-movement-skills-----e-z-mixer,-irish-washerwoman,-gustafs-skoal,-tinikling,-polly-wolly-doodle,-pop-goes-the-weasel
Description:

Rhythms should be taught like other sport skills. Avoid striving for perfection so students know it is acceptable to make mistakes. Teach a variety of dances rather than one or two in-depth in case some students find it difficult to master a specific dance. Make dances easy for students to learn by implementing the techniques found in this resource. 

This resource includes choreography for 6 folk dances. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] MUS (0) 15 :
15) Demonstrate how a specific music concept is used in music.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to the steady beat of a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (1) 16 :
16) Demonstrate and identify how specific music concepts are used in various styles of music for a purpose.

Example: Move in response to repeated phrases music and justify choices made.

[ARTS] MUS (2) 8 :
8) Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts (such as tonality and meter) in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.

Example: Respond with purposeful movement to reflect the tonality of a piece of music.

[ARTS] MUS (3) 8 :
8) Demonstrate understanding of the structure in music selected for performance.

[ARTS] MUS (4) 8 :
8) Demonstrate understanding of the formal structure and the rudimentary elements of music in music selected for performance.

Example: Perform music in the jazz style and identify syncopated rhythms.

[ARTS] MUS (5) 8 :
8) Demonstrate understanding of the formal and harmonic structure created by the elements of music in music selected for performance.

Example: Compose music in the jazz style and include syncopated rhythms.

[PE] (0) 1 :
K-1.1) Attempt to hop, gallop, jog, run, slide, skip, jump, and leap while maintaining balance.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (1) 1 :
1-1.1) Demonstrate correct form for hopping, galloping, and sliding.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (1) 4 :
1-1.4) Combine locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills in rhythmic activities.

Examples: use rhythm sticks, scarves, ribbons while dancing or marching

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (2) 1 :
2-1.1) Demonstrate correct form for skipping.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (4) 1 :
4-1.1) Apply locomotor skills in a variety of individual, partner, and small group activities and dance/ rhythm.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (5) 1 :
5-1.1) Demonstrate correct form of locomotor skills in a variety of individual, partner, and small group activities and dance/ rhythm.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (5) 4 :
5-1.4) Demonstrate rhythms and patterns that combine locomotor skills in both cultural and creative dances, alone and with a group.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Arts Education (K - 5), Physical Education (K - 5)
Title: Moving to Tchaikovsky
URL: http://www.keepingscore.org/sites/default/files/lessonplans/KSEd_Moving_to_Tchaikovsky_Sublett.pdf
Description:

Students will use locomotor and non-locomotor movement to identify the form of "Trepak" from The Nutcracker by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.  They will identify the A section, B section, Interlude, and Coda.  Younger students will identify same and different.     



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (0) 4 :
K-1.4) Apply rhythmic expression in response to music.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance

[PE] (1) 4 :
1-1.4) Combine locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills in rhythmic activities.

Examples: use rhythm sticks, scarves, ribbons while dancing or marching

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (K - 3)
Title: “Colorful” Cardio Drum Dance
URL: https://peuniverse.com/video/colorful-cardio-drum-dance/
Description:

This is a video featuring a cardio drum dance to the song “Colorful” from the band Jukebox the Ghost. Teachers can display this video and have students follow along or teachers can learn this dance and then have students follow along. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (0) 4 :
K-1.4) Apply rhythmic expression in response to music.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance

[PE] (2) 4 :
2-1.4) Demonstrate directionality in simple folk, line, partner, and circle dances and rhythmic routines.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (K - 3)
Title: Everybody Dance Now!
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmGElvo7o4E&list=PLlOx2K7gz5FtNnd5gKrNZEynbXbD0AcZi
Description:

This YouTube playlist includes 10 elementary level dances. These dances can be projected for students to follow along or teachers can use these videos to learn these dances to teach to their students.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (4) 4 :
4-1.4) Combine locomotor movement patterns and dance steps to create and perform an original dance.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (5) 4 :
5-1.4) Demonstrate rhythms and patterns that combine locomotor skills in both cultural and creative dances, alone and with a group.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (3 - 5)
Title: Tinikling
URL: https://www.rihsc.org/uploads/8/2/7/6/82768452/pupe_tinikling.pdf
Description:

The Tinikling dance is a popular traditional dance of the Philippine Islands. It is an imitation of the Tinikling bird walking between grass stems, running over tree branches, and dodging bamboo traps set by the rice farmers.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (2) 4 :
2-1.4) Demonstrate directionality in simple folk, line, partner, and circle dances and rhythmic routines.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (2 - 3)
Title: Cardio Drumming
URL: https://www.physeddepot.com/cardio-drumming.html
Description:

Cardio drumming is a great cardiovascular activity that improves rhythm and directionality. Here are 6 videos you can use in class: #1 is a warm-up, #2 is just plain fun, #3 gives more stick use ideas, #4 is a classic, #5 is a great workout and #6 is more advanced.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (3) 25 :
3-4.1) Display ability to work safely and independently for extended periods of time.

APE accommodation suggestions: Verbal prompting and redirecting, peer assistance to model proper personal and social behaviors

[PE] (4) 25 :
4-4.1) Exhibit safe and responsible behavior in partner and small group situations.

APE accommodation suggestions: Verbal prompting and redirecting, peer assistance to model proper personal and social behaviors

[PE] (5) 4 :
5-1.4) Demonstrate rhythms and patterns that combine locomotor skills in both cultural and creative dances, alone and with a group.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (5) 25 :
5-4.1) Exhibit safe and responsible behavior in a variety of physical activity contexts, environments, and facilities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Verbal prompting and redirecting, peer assistance to model proper personal and social behaviors

[PE] (6) 1 :
6-1.1) Recognize and identify correct rhythmic activities and sequences of steps for various dance forms.

Examples: folk, social, creative, line, world dance, hip-hop, stomp, haka

APE accommodation suggestions: slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/ movements down into small parts, review/practice, peer assistance and modeling

Subject: Physical Education (3 - 6)
Title: Triangle Dance (Tutorial)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNbhxzbeRYI&feature=youtu.be
Description:

This is a video resource on YouTube linked from the OpenPhysEd site. This can be used as a tutorial to teach students the Triangle Dance or for the teacher to become more familiar with the dance.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (4) 1 :
4-1.1) Apply locomotor skills in a variety of individual, partner, and small group activities and dance/ rhythm.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (5) 1 :
5-1.1) Demonstrate correct form of locomotor skills in a variety of individual, partner, and small group activities and dance/ rhythm.

APE accommodation suggestions: Sliding, galloping, jogging, and running - Hand over hand to assist in increasing speed and balance, fast pace walking, shorten distance, peer assistance (sliding - step together step, side to side)

[PE] (5) 4 :
5-1.4) Demonstrate rhythms and patterns that combine locomotor skills in both cultural and creative dances, alone and with a group.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (3 - 5)
Title: The Happy Dance
URL: https://www.pecentral.org/LessonIdeas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=12673#.XpsWKjdKg1I
Description:

The purpose of this activity is to develop rhythmic skills of students with a series of sequences and patterns to music and to incorporate the use of both sides of the brain. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (3) 10 :
3-1.10) Dribble and travel continuously in general space at varying speeds, demonstrating control of ball and body.

APE accommodation suggestions: Use large playground ball; drop and catch, alternating dribble with peer or tethered ball.

[PE] (3) 20 :
3-2.3) Demonstrate the concepts of speed, direction, and force with skills applicable to a wide variety of physical activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Verbal prompting; use directional poly spots.

[PE] (4) 10 :
4-1.10) Dribble continuously with both the preferred and the non-preferred hands, using correct form.

APE accommodation suggestions: Use large playground ball; drop and catch, alternating dribble with peer or tethered ball.

[PE] (5) 10 :
5-1.10) Dribble continuously with both the preferred and the non-preferred hands in dynamic individual, partner, and small group activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Use large playground ball; drop and catch, alternating dribble with peer or tethered ball.

Subject: Physical Education (3 - 5)
Title: Cha Cha Slide Basketball Dance
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=eXit6MO5dcg&feature=emb_logo
Description:

This resource is a video by Phys.Ed.Review that students can follow to dance to the "Cha Cha Slide" using basketball skills. This dance utilizes dribbling with a basketball. 



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (0) 4 :
K-1.4) Apply rhythmic expression in response to music.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance

[PE] (1) 4 :
1-1.4) Combine locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills in rhythmic activities.

Examples: use rhythm sticks, scarves, ribbons while dancing or marching

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (2) 4 :
2-1.4) Demonstrate directionality in simple folk, line, partner, and circle dances and rhythmic routines.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (K - 3)
Title: Cardio Drumming Activity for Grades K-5
URL: https://www.ssww.com/blog/cardio-drumming-activity-for-grades-k-5-baby-shark-theme/
Description:

The purpose of this activity is for students to work on rhythm while maintaining a steady beat. This basic routine will prepare students for more challenging ones in the future.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (0) 4 :
K-1.4) Apply rhythmic expression in response to music.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance

[PE] (1) 4 :
1-1.4) Combine locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills in rhythmic activities.

Examples: use rhythm sticks, scarves, ribbons while dancing or marching

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (2) 4 :
2-1.4) Demonstrate directionality in simple folk, line, partner, and circle dances and rhythmic routines.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (K - 3)
Title: Five Easy Social Dances for Early Elementary
URL: https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/how-to/tipsheets/early-elementary-social-dance#Overview
Description:

The early grades are an ideal time to introduce children to different styles of dance. At this age, children are eager to explore all the ways their bodies can move and are open to taking risks and following cues. They enjoy moving to music and interacting with their peers on the dance floor.

These easy social dances are a great place to start. And in case you need a cheat sheet for leading the dancing, these dances are easily printable!



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (5) 4 :
5-1.4) Demonstrate rhythms and patterns that combine locomotor skills in both cultural and creative dances, alone and with a group.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (3 - 5)
Title: Hamster Dance (Elementary PE Fitness Routine)
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mmJ7VDIp0s
Description:

This video is about using exercise as a form of dance. This allows students to be physically active while having fun. The students will pretend they are a hamster and will be given verbal cues to transition from one dance move to the next dance move. The Hamster Dance video provides examples of each move and command.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (1) 4 :
1-1.4) Combine locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills in rhythmic activities.

Examples: use rhythm sticks, scarves, ribbons while dancing or marching

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (1 - 3)
Title: Cardio Drumming: Cotton Eyed Joe
URL: https://www.pecentral.org/lessonideas/ViewLesson.asp?ID=133546#.XPgdtdBKg1I
Description:

This resource is a fun cardio drumming dance that keeps students engaged in movement and rhythm. It is also a fun group experience.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [PE] (1) 4 :
1-1.4) Combine locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills in rhythmic activities.

Examples: use rhythm sticks, scarves, ribbons while dancing or marching

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (2) 4 :
2-1.4) Demonstrate directionality in simple folk, line, partner, and circle dances and rhythmic routines.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

[PE] (3) 4 :
3-1.4) Perform teacher- selected and developmentally appropriate dance steps, movement patterns, and rhythmic activities.

APE accommodation suggestions: Slower music, poly spots and/or arrows on floor for direction, break the dance steps/movements down into small parts for additional review/practice, peer assistance.

Subject: Physical Education (1 - 3)
Title: DRUM IT OUT: Cardio Drumming Routine
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mxYneWYqtE
Description:

This is a cardio drumming routine choreographed to the song "When Will I See You Again" by Owl City. This resource can be used with students as they watch (using a digital projector or teacher-led) and duplicate the choreographed dance steps.

This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.



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