Step by Step - A Complete Movement Education Curriculum

ISBN-10: 0736044094

ISBN-13: 9780736044097

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Sheila Kogan

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Presents concepts and activities sequentially so that you can build the knowledge and confidence to implement a successful, rewarding movement education program- Outlines three behavior management techniques that you can use to control the energy released by a good movement program- Includes visual catalogs of movements so that you can see at a glance what tools you have to work with- Contains more than 200 engaging, easy-to-understand drawings to help you visualize some of the more complex movements, floor patterns, and directional studies- Brings together class management structures, movement concepts, and skill activities into 45 realistic, adaptable lesson plans- Offers activities that teach and reinforce numerous academic skills in language arts, math, and English language developmentStudents benefit much more when you, the teacher, fully understand what you are teaching. That's why author and veteran teacher Sheila Kogan is so passionate about Step by Step: A Complete Movement Education Curriculum, Second Edition. In this indispensable guide, Kogan draws on her 30-plus years of experience to help elementary classroom teachers of all backgrounds and experience levels understand basic movement concepts so that they can create their own successful movement programs.The material is presented sequentially, step by step, to help you integrate important concepts and build toward goals. With encouragement, warmth, and wit, Kogan explains the underlying principles at each step using practical terms, not theoretical jargon.The first section of the book lays the groundwork, giving you a solid foundation in class management structures and basic movement concepts. It presents three behavior management techniques that you can use to control the energy released by a good movement program so that you can feel comfortable and keep children safe. Next, it presents the fundamental components that underlie all movement activities. You'll learn about locomotor and nonlocomotor movements, level changes, directions, and floor patterns.These components create a basic movement vocabulary that you can use as a foundation to teach any movement skill, from dance and gymnastics to sports and games. To make your job even easier, the book includes visual catalogs of movements so that you can see at a glance what tools you have to work with. (The catalogs also provide an easy reference that you can return to when you begin putting the movements into practice.)Next, the book builds on these basic concepts by introducing partner activities, obstacle courses and stations, props, miscellaneous tricks of the trade that fit specific needs, activities that reinforce classroom work, and advanced skills. These activities are not a random collection; rather, they grow out of the physical, cognitive, and social concepts already introduced.The final section of the book weaves together the class management structures, movement concepts, and skill activities into a realistic, adaptable curriculum for each of the three grade ranges: preschool to first grade, second and third grades, and fourth to sixth grades. Each curriculum starts with an easy-to-use chart that lists the 15 lesson plans for that grade range, with a brief explanation of each of the plan's goals and how each fits into the curriculum as a whole. The plans contain enough basic information to help beginning movement educators conceptualize their programs; the plans also include enough advanced information to help experienced movement educators take their programs to the next level.In each lesson plan, you'll find the following:- Teacher-to-teacher tips that give realistic insights into handling potential situations- Student objectives that clarify what your students will accomplish- A list of materials you will need- Teaching instructions that clearly explain the exact progression of the lesson- Adaptations that you can use to make the lesson easier or more difficult or to pro
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 10/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Activity Finder
Basic Movement Concepts
What Is Movement Education?
Scope of a Movement Program
Benefits of Movement
Teaching Techniques
What You Need to Start
Closing Thoughts
Three Class Management Structures
Free Traveling Structure
Perfect Spots
Diagonal Structure
Closing Thoughts
Locomotor Movements
Introducing Locomotor Movements
Catalog of Locomotor Movements
Locomotor Movement Studies and Dances
Closing Thoughts
Nonlocomotor Movements
Introducing Nonlocomotor Movements
Combining Nonlocomotor and Locomotor Movements
Catalog of Nonlocomotor Movements
Positions of the Body
Nonlocomotor Movement Studies and Dances
Closing Thoughts
Nonlocomotor Level Studies
Locomotor Level Studies
Closing Thoughts
Awareness of Space
Clarifying Spatial Awareness
Floor Patterns
Room Directions
Closing Thoughts
Building on the Basics
Working Together
Fostering Friendship
Partner Activities
Group Activities
Closing Thoughts
Obstacle Courses and Stations
Obstacle Courses
Closing Thoughts
Tips for Working With Props
Chinese Ropes
Plastic Hoops
Foam Jump
Incline Mat
Other Props
Closing Thoughts
Tricks of the Trade
Are You Alive?
Jump Your Name
The Stage
Orchestra and Dancers
Brain Catcher Game
Rocking As a Relaxer
Closing Thoughts
Movement As an Academic Tool
Language Development
Closing Thoughts
Advanced Work
Advanced Physical Challenges
Advanced Concepts
Advanced Patterns
Closing Thoughts
Lesson Plans
Framework of Movement Lessons
Organization of Lesson Plans
Practical Setup
Lesson Plan Format
The First Class
Closing Thoughts
Lesson Plans for Preschool Through First Grade
Lesson Plans for Second and Third Grades
Lesson Plans for Fourth Through Sixth Grades
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