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Crocodile Rhythms

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Ruth Gurgel

on 11 February 2016

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Transcript of Crocodile Rhythms

Photo based on: 'horizon' by pierreyves @ flickr
Language Arts:
Analysis of theme in poetry
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
"Against Idleness and Mischief" by Isaac Watts
Poetry writing
Research on crocodiles
Syllables, poetic meter, rhyming words
Curricular Connections
Move from a simple rhythm to more complex
Show the students what to do, invite them to join you
Allow time for practice at student's own pace
Allow them to "audiate" (hear/play in their heads)
"Shadow Play"
Watch for students who need more practice...be sure everyone is successful before moving on to the next step
BE PREPARED as the teacher. Use your notes, but have it memorized!
Use a visual, but plan carefully for when to use it.
Crocodiles
A Poem to begin
Types of Crocs
How Doth the Little Crocodile
Geography:
Where crocodiles live
Study of Nile region
Science:
Crocodile habitat
Crocodile vs. Alligator

ETC......
Strategies
Let's practice.
Recreate the teaching process for "How doth..."
Nile
An interdisciplinary unit incorporating music, language arts, geography, and science.
How doth
the little crocodile
Im
prove
his
shin
ing
tail
And pour
the waters of the Nile
On
ev
ery
gol
den
scale
!

How

cheer
fully he seems to grin
How
neat
ly
spreads
his
claws
And

wel
comes little fishes in,
With
gent
ly
smil
ing
jaws
!
Orinoco
Cuban
Saltwater
Siamese
Crocodile Rhythms:
Tips to remember:
Body percussion enhances fluency.
To do this, choose a body percussion rhythm that is simpler than the rhythm of the text.

Body percussion enhances students' abilities to identify syllables.
To do this, design a body percussion that matches the rhythm of the text.
Be sure that this body percussion matches the emphasis in the text.
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