The word in play

The word in play

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This innovative book, now in its second edition, is designed as an educator's guide to teaching language arts through poetry, music, and movement. The book is geared toward elementary school teachers for use in the general education classroom, but music specialists, art teachers, and special educators will also benefit. The book is based on the philosophy of Carl Orff, who encouraged classroom play; improvisation and exploration; and the incorporation of music, movement, song, and instruments into the general classroom.Section I includes scripted classroom lessons on introducing language and movement concepts through poems. Section II includes sample lessons that build on the concepts from the first section. Each chapter focuses on a unique teaching concept or theme (e.g., endangered species, fieldtrip to a sculpture garden, current events). These chapters also contain numerous photographs of students participating in the lesson activities. Section III, new to this edition, focuses on poetry and music workshops for teachers. Through role reversal, where teachers become students, teachers will be able to better grasp and appreciate the challenges and benefits of the creative process.THE NATURAL WORLD These poetic examples were written in response to a series of science lessons that explored the natural world. ... The focus was on using personification, metaphor, and simile and experiencing the natural world through the five senses. ... a€”Fifth grade Stars The stars are scattered in a swarm, snowflakes fall in storm, sculptures made of stone, steeled in solar homes, stars swimanbsp;...

Title:The word in play
Author:Susan A. Katz, Judith A. Thomas
Publisher:Paul H Brookes Pub Co - 2004


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