The Word in Play: Language, Music, and Movement in the Classroom / Edition 2

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Creative classrooms can become a reality in today's schools, and this practical guide puts that goal within reach. Elementary school educators will reenergize their classrooms with this expanded second edition (originally titled Teaching Creatively by Working the Word: Language, Music, and Movement), which offers exciting, activity-based lessons for teaching language arts through poetry, music, and movement.

Enhanced with teaching tips, troubleshooting insights, student and teacher poems, music and movement possibilities, a new glossary, and compelling sample lessons, this lively, informative text will inspire teachers to use creative techniques in the classroom - making it a place where students explore, practice, and play with language throughout the school day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557666161
  • Publisher: Brookes Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/30/2003
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Susan A. Katz's Acknowledgments
Judith A. Thomas's Acknowledgments
I Introduction to Playing with Words 1
1 The Color Poem 5
2 The Feeling Poem 29
3 Metaphor, Simile, and Use of Adjectives: The Daydream/Wish/Fantasy Poem 59
4 Poetic Form and Revision Techniques: The When-I-Fall-Asleep Poem 95
5 Personalizing the Poem: The How-I-See-Myself/How-Others-See-Me Poem 129
6 Troubleshooting and Teacher-Student Dynamics 153
II Implementation and Extensions 167
7 Field Trip Experience 171
8 Science Lesson 191
9 Endangered Species Lesson 203
10 Nature and Seasonal Lesson 209
11 Current Events Lesson 225
12 Environment Lesson 231
III Teachers as Participants (TAPS) 253
13 Exploring Water Worlds: Without, Within, With Wonder 265
14 Seeding the Garden of Language: From the Word to the Narrative to the Poem and Beyond 289
15 Mozart in Motion: Integrating "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" into the Curriculum 299
16 The Circle of My World: Personalizing Commitment to the Poem and Beyond 307
17 REACT: Reaching Emotion through Arts-Based Creative Teaching 321
App. A: Lessons 333
App. B: Glossary 367
App. C: Additional Resources 375
Index 379
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