Teaching the Three Rs Thorugh Movement Experiences
By Anne Green Gilbert
A handbook for teachers - through the activities in this book, children experience movement by using non-verbal communication to solve problems in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, and music. Use along with traditional teaching methods to increase motivation and learning.
Problems are given to the children verbally or through the use of task sheets and cards. The problems can be solved individually, by partners, or by small and large groups.
Movement problems in each chapter are listed in order of complexity and are adaptable to each grade level (K to 6) except where indicated. Many chapters provide movement experiences appropriate for preschool children.
For K to grade 6.
Introduction to Movement Experiences: What & Why, How, When & Where, Designing Your Own.
Part 1- Language Arts Problems: The Alphabet; Reading Readiness; Vowels; Consonants, Blends, Phonograms, & Digraphs; Rhyming; Spelling; Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms; Compound Words; Comparatives; Syllables; Syllables - Stress/ Accent; Punctuation; Stories; Poems; Emotions.
Part 2- Mathematics Problems: Math Readiness; Numbers; Counting; Sets; Computation; Measurement; Geometric Shapes.
Part 3- Science Problems: The Body; The 5 Senses; Seasons; Weather; Plants; Animals; Machines; Electricity; Magnets; Planets, Moon, & Stars; Gravity; Matter.
Part 4- Social Studies Problems: Occupations; Transportation; Groups in the Community; Customs & Cultures; Holidays; Physical Environment; Natural Resources; Government; The States of the Union.
Part 5- Art Problems: Color; Materials & Textures; Symmetry & Asymmetry.
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