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Teacher: Diane Adame who teaches at St. Patrick in Rodeo, CA. Diane Adame can be contacted at

Name of Best Practice: Book of Movement

Rationale/Purpose of Event: To help students better understnad the types of movement, levels, pathways, and tempo by integrating it into a book and then sharing it with a lower grade level student.

Suggested Grade Level: 6-8

Materials Needed: Paper, colored markers, pens, or computer.

Book of Movement

After teaching the types of movement, levels, pathways, and tempo, students were asked to write a book that could be read by a kindergarten or first grade student. All of the above was to be a part of their story. They then illustrated their books and bound them. The finished products were then read to a lower grade buddy while that student acted out the movement parts. The books were then presented to their buddy as a gift.

View a Student's Rough Draft of a Story

Teaching Suggestions/Tips:

Give an example of an animal for instance running through a field as it jumped over a log, leaped over a creek, and zig zagged thruogh the garden.

A rough draft of the story was submitted to ensure correct use of wording and spelling.

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Posted on PEC: 6/15/2005 and has received 80 votes.

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