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Transcript of Crocodile Rhythms
Analysis of theme in poetry
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
"Against Idleness and Mischief" by Isaac Watts
Research on crocodiles
Syllables, poetic meter, rhyming words
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)
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.
A Poem to begin
Types of Crocs
How Doth the Little Crocodile
Where crocodiles live
Study of Nile region
Crocodile vs. Alligator
Recreate the teaching process for "How doth..."
An interdisciplinary unit incorporating music, language arts, geography, and science.
the little crocodile
the waters of the Nile
fully he seems to grin
comes little fishes in,
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.