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Current research shows that students learn best when they are given the opportunity to connect new information to existing understandings.
An art teacher has redesigned a lesson plan that includes an assignment in which students work in groups to create and present original commercials. She plans to let the groups decide what the commercials will advertise and will encourage students to use their own experiences to make effective commercials. The students will create their own schedules for completing the assignment and she has developed a rubric for evaluating the results.
How does this lesson plan align to current research findings in student development?
Reflect and evaluate, revise, and publish
What actions are part of the Responses and Solutions phase of the creative problem solving process?
The teacher's treatment of creative activities as extra, not essential, will undermine the development of students' creativity
A teacher observes that the students are happiest and most engaged when they are given the opportunity to engage in creative role playing, art projects, and music. The teacher includes these creative activities every few weeks as a supplement to the lesson plans.
How does this teacher's attitude affect the creativity of his students?
Implement the apply-practice-rehearse method to prepare students to perform the difficult bending and swinging dance steps in their upcoming dance routine
The Consortium of National Arts Education Associations (CNAEA) K-4 standards call for students to accurately demonstrate non-locomotor/axial movements and create a sequence with a beginning, middle, and end.
Which teaching strategy fosters creative thought and expression for students in this age group to meet all elements of the identified dance standard?
Assign students to go outside and create a song inspired by what they see
Which steps should a teacher take to formulate a creative learning opportunity for students who are intrapersonal learners, according to Gardner's multiple intelligences?
The dynamics and intervals in music are like the mathematical concepts of greater than and less than.
How are music and mathematics interrelated?
After learning about sound, fifth graders create clay bells using hand building techniques.
Which tool is appropriate to assess craftsmanship of student work?
Peer feedback, portfolio review, exhibition/performance
An elementary art teacher would like to create more dialogue and self-reflection in the classroom.
Which three assessment tools could be used to promote these learning outcomes?
Distribute picture cards of jazz instruments and ask children to hold up the card when they hear that sound
A fourth-grade teacher is planning a social studies unit on Louisiana. The teacher wants students to analyze the musical instruments typical of New Orleans jazz.
Which activity would be appropriate to meet this goal?
Have students sing songs from various time periods
A third-grade teacher is planning activities designed to foster an appreciation of a variety of music styles.
Which strategy would help this teacher to meet this goal?
Students sing and clap in different volume levels to spell words, Students find examples of phrase patterns in song lyrics and classmates' names
A fifth-grade teacher is designing a new unit that explores the relationships between music and the language arts.
Which two learning activities would be appropriate to meet this goal?
Listen to song selections from a different country and discuss what the music reflects about the culture of that country
A teacher wants to design a learning activity that relates music to history and culture.
What steps could the teacher take to accomplish this?
Glue fabrics, foils, or paper onto a piece of poster board
In a lesson on texture, the teacher explains that artists either use actual textured objects or they make textures appear real.
Which strategy would help students understand how to create actual texture in an artwork?
Collage, paper mache
A first-grade teacher wants to create a learning activity to help students develop the basic art skills of cutting and gluing.
Which two art projects would help to fulfill this objective?
Create a picture file and have students sort the pictures into categories
A fourth-grade teacher wants to help the students develop a greater appreciation for the variety of subject matter and meanings in paintings.
Which strategy should the teacher use in this situation?
Dance increases responsibility and a sense of joy.
What is true about dance?
Teach a health lesson on body parts, ask students to move body parts at different speeds and levels, and use energizers and warm-ups
A third-grade teacher begins a unit on dance with students. The teacher wants to assign the students a project that encourages them to explore and perform dances in an informal context.
How can the teacher plan a lesson to meet this objective?
Count down slowly from eight, have students create eight shapes from high to low level, then from low to high, and repeat on a four count
A second-grade teacher presents a unit on creative movement and dance. The goal of the unit is to encourage students to improvise, create, and perform basic movement types.
How can the teacher plan a lesson that accomplishes this goal?
Provide explicit dramatic instruction in short mini-lessons
A third-grade teacher wants to incorporate the arts to stimulate the students' intellectual development.
Which strategy should the teacher employ to effectively incorporate dramatic play in the classroom?
Create an open space in the classroom and play discussions, the chair, and teacher-in-role interviews
A fifth-grade class is given an assignment to read about current Supreme Court Justices and present their findings to the class.
How should the teacher design a learning center that encourages students to plan and improvise plays based on this assignment?
Brainstorm key events from the book. Next to each event, list emotions caused by the events, and use the list to have students physically portray those emotions
A fourth-grade teacher wants the class to develop skills in kinetic elements of theater while also addressing the idea of empathy for characters in a children's book.
Which steps should the teacher take to accomplish this objective?
Use books ads and antonym partners
A superintendent has given a directive to teachers to find meaningful ways to integrate drama with language arts to improve overall test scores.
How can teachers plan to accomplish this directive?
Go slower or faster to meet students needs
A fourth-grade teacher is preparing a lesson on Greek tragedy. Some of the students are more advanced readers and a few have some experience with theatrical productions. The teacher wants the lesson to be appropriate for these more advanced students as well as for the rest of the class.
What is a common strategy the teacher should use for differentiating instruction in theater arts?
Include dance and pantomime, keep activities short and change tasks often
A teacher is planning a module on language arts for a class that has several children with emotional disabilities.
Which characteristics of the learning environment will support the artistic and creative expression for these children?
Locate a local musician to act as a mentor for more in-depth work and encourage group work to develop social skills
A third-grade student is extremely gifted and talented in playing the piano. When the teacher presents the first lesson in a unit on piano, the student disengages and is frustrated by how slow and boring the lesson seems.
How should the teacher support this student's learning in this area?
Teach the class a song, repeat the song asking students to focus on all verbs in the lyrics, and repeat it asking students to list all verbs
A student transfers to a new school. The teacher receives, as part of the paperwork, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which includes a goal to increase vocabulary skills.
Which steps should a teacher take to create a music activity that supports the student's IEP goal and engages the whole class?
Ask students to work together on a poem and then develop it into a song
A fifth-grade teacher wants to create an exercise that employs cooperation and collaboration as a means of using arts education to transcend the diverse backgrounds of the students.
How could the teacher accomplish this?
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