Scaffolding to improve learning / By Nami Holderman / Grade 6 Basket ball…
Scaffolding to improve learning / By Nami Holderman / Grade 6 Basket ball Dance
The students are developing self-confidence through the lesson. Keeping the self-journal to record how their confidence level has changed over time individually and have enough confidence to present the final artwork to audiences in the public setting.
The students are able to demonstrate a basketball dance by mastering various dance steps along with controlling the beat patterns by dribbling the basketball.
Building the musicality
Students will listen the music for the dance, and count precisely. Write down the movements on the paper.
The students convey all the knowledge, skill and techniques that they have build upon up until this point, and work off each other.
Exchange ideas and nail down the artistic visions that the students are envisioning, then clean movements to get ready for the show.
The students are taking the responsibility to finalize the stage presence such as angle of the body, music cue, and facial expression.
Dance on the beats, learn how to move with the music, not next to the music! : Step 1. Students will walk on the simple drumming beat. Step 2. Students will prance on the simple piano music. Step 3. Students will run according to the music tempo. Step 4. Students will skip on the music. Step 5. Students will move on the music tempo with the combinations of the simple steps above. Step 5. The students will learn the dance steps with the dance music.
Students will gain critical thinking skills by learning how to count the music precisely, and how to move dramatically with emotions by receiving correction from a teacher.
Strengthing dance technique
Step 1. Improve postures, balance, a height of jump and speed of the movements. - Students will learn anatomy by identifying the different parts of the body muscles.
Step 2. Start with short and slow exercise. Slowly each lesson will build up holding longer and faster to repeat the same exercise.
Step 1. The students will lay flat against stomach on the floor, and pull up by holding their arms in the back. 8 times. Step 2. The student will lay flat against stomach on the floor, and pull up by holding their arms behind their head. 16 times. Step 3. The students will lay flat against stomach on the floor and stay and hold their arms in En Hor position and body keep lifting up for 10 counts. Step 4. The students who are able to do all above three techniques, they will do Step 2 & 3 both to strength the back muscle. Step 5. The students who can do the step 4, will use Theraband to add resistance in the exercise and strengthening their body muscle.
Students will learn short combinations of the steps from the basketball dance that mainly use the upper body
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Ab Muscles: Step 1. The students will hold with the "ship" and "flag" position for 8 counts each. Step 2. The students will hold step 1 position in 16 counts. Step 3. Lay flat, back against the floor, bridge knees to 90 degrees, crisscross arms in front of the chest, and work on the situps for 16 times. Step 4. The students will repeat the step 3 exercise while extending each leg alternately for 16 times.
The students will receive the task cards for gaining flexibility. Reference video will be provided. Each student will prioritize to which are of the body muscle that they need to gain the most.
The students will work as a group focusing on the area of the muscles to gain the flexibility.
Students will work with a partner to make a journal of gaining a flexibility journey.
Students will work on the short combination of the step that require a flexibility.
Help the students to realize where they are at the current stage in the Performing Arts in Venn Diagram. Help the student to be on the same to aim toward one goal; perform the basketball dance with a high quality.
Layout the procedures at the beginning of the lesson.
Step1: Students are expected to be in the dance clothes before coming to the dance studio. Step 2. Bring a water bottle, a self-journal worksheet, a pencil, and enthusiasm. Step 3. Sit at your assigned spot and quietly stretch. Step 4. If you are late to the class, you will clean the mirrors.
Build a sense of the teamwork.
Step 1. Learning the Unison dance can only happen collaboratively. Step 2. Always willing to help others. Step 3. Provide students a discussion time before the class by asking right questions to reflect what we can improve for the day.
Students develop their artistic ide as to the point of realization by applying their skills. Students make final commitments to their artwork by presenting it to audiences.
Students can refine their fundamental dance skills and gain technical terminology in Dance.
Students can make a commitment to perform an exciting dance performance with confidence.
Students can learn about their strengths and weakness to gain creative solving skills to overcome challenging tasks.
Students are gaining self-believes and trust in their body to develop the mental stamina through learning challenging dance.