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   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (2) 4 :
4 ) Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song. [RL.2.4]

[ARTS] DAN (2) 2 :
2) Connect a variety of moments while manipulating the elements of dance through locomotor and non-locomotor movements.

[MA2019] (2) 2 :
2. Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies such as counting on, making ten, decomposing a number leading to ten, using the relationship between addition and subtraction, and creating equivalent but easier or known sums.

a. State automatically all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Subject: English Language Arts (2), Arts Education (2), Mathematics (2)
Title: Dancing to Haikus-Part 1: Identifying Syllables
Description:

The teacher will introduce students to the word syllable and demonstrate to students how to count syllables in words using the digital tool. Next, the teacher will read a haiku poem to students and have the students count the syllables in the haiku using the strategy demonstrated in the video clip. Lastly, the teacher and students will read a variety of haiku poems, with the teacher encouraging the students to identify the syllable pattern in each poem using non-locomotor movements. The students will use mental math to calculate the number of syllables present in each line of a haiku poem and describe how this pattern supplies rhythm in a haiku. 

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ARTS] DAN (2) 2 :
2) Connect a variety of moments while manipulating the elements of dance through locomotor and non-locomotor movements.

[ELA2015] (2) 4 :
4 ) Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song. [RL.2.4]

Subject: Arts Education (2), English Language Arts (2)
Title: Dancing to Haikus-Part 2: Dance Party
Description:

This activity is designed to be presented after the activity Dancing to Haikus-Part 1: Counting Syllables. In this activity, the teacher will introduce pairing a haiku poem with locomotor movements, such as jumping, twirling, and skipping. The students will develop ideas to connect locomotor movements with prompting from a haiku poem. 

This activity was created as a result of the Arts COS Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (1) 24 :
24 ) Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure. [W.1.1]

a. Write simple poems addressing a topic. (Alabama)

[ELA2015] (0) 5 :
5 ) Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems). [RL.K.5]

[ELA2015] (2) 4 :
4 ) Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song. [RL.2.4]

[DLIT] (2) 15 :
9) Use a variety of digital tools to connect with other learners.

Examples: Online conferences, blogs, collaborative documents.

[DLIT] (2) 19 :
13) Create a research-based product using online digital tools.

Subject: English Language Arts (K - 2), Digital Literacy and Computer Science (2)
Title: Become a Poet with Technology
Description:

This interactive activity challenges students to use a graphic organizer and write an acrostic poem.




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