Kinesthetic Without the Krazy!
This Analysis of Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” Maze is perfect for Earth Day.
It’s much easier and quicker than my other Earth Day Maze: Earth Day Kinesthetic Maze
This Maze analyzes the following in the poem: Rhyme scheme, similes, personification, the speaker of a poem, the Romantic poets, and a summary of the events in the poem.
I love to let students move around when they learn, but I Do NOT love the loud and off task behavior that can come with kinesthetic learning. So here is a kinesthetic lesson without the "Krazy."
(Krazy = the potential for any of the following classroom management problems: opting out, letting others do all the work, loud and/or off task behavior, and having more fun than learning.)
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What is The Maze you ask?
Why, there’s a blog post for that. Just click here: How to Get Students Up and Moving with a Kinesthetic Maze
For a free Maze, click here: Independent vs. Dependent Clause Kinesthetic Maze
In short, the students go into numerous “Mazes” throughout the year. Before our first Maze, we read a section of the book The Maze Runner. (However, you can certainly do the Maze without mentioning the book.)
I normally set up the Maze in the hallway, and students have to crack a code by finding clues on papers taped to the wall. Please note: this is NOT a real maze. The Maze is in their imaginations. In reality, they are in a much scarier place: a middle school hallway.
This is only one of the many kinesthetic Maze lessons I’ve created to motivate middle schoolers.
Give The Maze a try. Your students will thank you for it.
p.s. The first time you run a Maze it can seem intimidating. But the motivational and educational benefits of it are worth the learning curve. I promise.