Movement Mania is a series of five lessons to help students become actively engaged in children’s literature! Each lesson is designed as a stand-alone lesson to introduce students to a popular or classic book and then participate in a game or dramatic play activity. The lessons are all quick and easy to implement, taking just one class session of approximately 30-45 minutes. Included at the end of each lesson plan is an idea to adapt the book or activity to the library media center curriculum and make the lesson more rigorous.
These lessons can be used in a variety of ways:
• As a fill in lesson when one class is ahead of the others
• As an activity to build teamwork and work on building good relationships among the students
• As an activity before school vacations when students feel restless and need to be actively engaged in material
• As activities for literature or drama clubs
I have used these lessons for a movement and literature club that I lead as an after school activity for second and third grade students. They really enjoy the activities and beg to play the games in class with their peers. So, we find time to work them in before summer and winter vacations!
This packet contains 16 pages. They include:
-1 cover page
-1 description page
-5 lesson plans
-9 pages of supporting materials for the games and extensions
The books used are Picture Day Perfection by Deborah Diesen, Math Attack by Joan Horton, 1 + 1 = 5: and Other Unlikely Additions by David LaRochelle, Bobby Bramble Loses His Brain by Dave Keane, Gerald McBoing Boing by Dr. Seuss, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss, Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party by Melanie Watt, and If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff.
NOTE: Each of these lessons may be purchased individually from my TeachersPayTeachers store. This packet includes:
Wonderful Words of Seuss
I hope that you and your students enjoy these activities!
Need more dramatic play? Try my Alphabet Antics
or Animal Acting