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CHOREOGRAPHY REFLECTION

I. Topic/Grade Level: Choreography Reflection for Grades 9 and 10


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Standards: California State Standards for Dance (Proficient Level)


4.0 AESHETIC VALUING
4.3 Defend personal preferences about dance styles and choreographic forms
5.0 CONNECTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, APPLICATIONS
5.4 Explain how participation in dance develops creative skills for lifelong learning and
well-being that are interpersonal and intrapersonal.

III. Goals and Student Learning Outcomes:


Goal: Reflect on the creative process of the duet choreography project.
Student Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to recognize and write their feelings with the
choreographic process.
Goal 1: Reflect on the creative process of the duet choreography project.
Student Learning Outcome 1: Students will know how to recognize and write about their
feelings with the choreographic process.
Student Learning Outcome 2: Students will blog about their experience with the
choreographic process.
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Learning Environment:

Class will be held in our schools dance room and students will not be required to
dress out in dance attire. Students are also required to bring their iPads to class for
their blog reflection time.

V.

Resources:

Students will be using their iPads to blog about their time choreographing with a
partner.

VI.

Diversity / Differentiation:

VII.

Class is a mix of ninth and tenth graders. One student has Down Syndrome and
needs assistance with getting her iPad started and requires assistance by the
teacher to stay focused.

Technology Inclusion:

Students will be using their iPads to blog about their time choreographing with a
partner. Students can use whatever blogger app they prefer. Students will be
required to post their blog to the Schoology dance page.

VIII. Prior Knowledge: Prior to this lesson students created their duet choreography and
performed their piece with their partner based on the 5 basic elements of choreography.
They also created an iMovie of their performed piece.
Lesson Placement in the Unit: This is the twelveth lesson of twelve in the Choreography
Unit.

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Procedures:
1. Lesson Introduction / Anticipatory Set:
Class will begin with a quick prayer and attendance being taken. The teacher will
introduce the lesson by talking about the importance of reflection as a choreographer.
2. Direct Instruction:
The teacher will explain the lesson that the students will be blogging about their
choreographic experience. Some questions to answer while blogging are: How was the
process of working with a partner? What were the challenges you encountered while
choreographing? What felt natural and easy for you while you choreographed? What
would you do differently next time you choreograph? What did you feel while you were
dancing your piece? What did you most enjoy about choreographing? etc. Students will
post their blog to the Schoology dance page.
3. Student Interaction with lesson content / Guided Practice:
While students are working on their blog the teacher will meet with each duet to give
them their scores of their project and go over specifics with them of what worked and
what did not work in their piece. A copy of the rubric will be handed to the students for
reference.
4. Independent Practice:
Independent practice is occurring while the lesson is happening, allowing students to
work independently while the teacher walks around to meet with each separate duet. If
the students are needing to spend more time blogging they will need to do so outside of
class time.
5. Review / Closure:
The teacher will end the lesson with a conclusion on their thoughts of choreography and
the elements of choreography.
6. Presentations:
There are no student presentations in this lesson.

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Evaluation/Assessment:
1. Students will be assessed formally for this lesson. The teacher will be able to assess
students comprehension on the material after their blog link has been submitted. The
blog will be graded on a 10 point scale.
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