Activity Progression


Instructions:



One of the characteristics of effective teachers is their content knowledge. They are able to develop interesting progressions that help students learn the skills they are teaching. Use this template to create a logical progression sequence for a skill, task or activity for students of varying abilities.





The instructor will determine most complex step (or end point) for you. Devise as many steps leading to that end point as you can. These steps should be in order of complexity with the simplest element in the progression at the bottom of the page.





Once you have completed this progression, you should be able to select one or more components from it to use in developing a lesson plan


Skill(s):

MOST COMPLEX SKILL

Tasks (Extensions)

The activities for the whole class

Cues (Refinements)

Secrets to improve performance

Challenges (Applications)

More chances to practice the same tasks

1

Front Flip Ending

Front flip, land on back

See how many front flips they can do in 30 seconds

2

Toe Walk

Stand on both toes and walk forward R/L R/L

See how far they can walk in 30 seconds

3

Moonwalk

Feet shoulder width apart, pick up R heel and keep ball of foot on ground, shift weight to R foot, keep left foot flat to ground, drag back

Alternate movement from foot to foot

4

Buck Bang

Use chest pops, arms swings, and foot stomps together

How many different combinations can they do in 30 seconds

5

Double Kick

Kick R leg up, land on 2 feet, kick L leg up, land on 2 feet

See how many double kicks they can do in 30 seconds

6

Knockdown

Act like someone just knocked you down, pop back up

See how many times they can do the knockdown in 30 seconds

7

Crossover

Feet shoulder width apart, cross L foot in front of R, bring R foot back behind L

Alternate which foot you bring in front

8

Toe Stand

Stand on R or L toe, bring other leg back behind

Use non-dominant leg

9

180 Jump

Jump in the air, turn your body in a 180 while in the air

 How many 180’s they can do in 30 seconds

10

Leg Pop

Pop leg out, control motion through thighs and knees

Use non-dominant leg

11

Chest Pop

Take deep inhale, lift shoulders, thrust chest forward

See how many chest pops they can do in 30 seconds

12

Knee Drop

Start on feet, drop down to knees

See how many knee drops they can do in 30 seconds

13

Jumping Leg Split

Jump straight up, land with 1 foot in front, 1 behind

Alternate which leg lands in front

14

Single Leg Jump

Stand on 1 foot, jump up or down or left or right

Use non-dominant leg

15

Twist

Face forward, spin body in a 360

See how fast they can spin in a 360

16

MJ Kick

Kick leg out, twist leg while kicking

Use non-dominant leg

17

Knee Hold

Lift knee to 90 degrees, hold for 3 seconds

See how long they can hold their knee up

18

Hip Circle

Rotate hips in circle

see how many hip circles they can do in 15 seconds

19

Crisscross Jump

Jump straight up in the air, land with your legs crisscrossed

Alternate which leg lands in front

20

Side Jump

Jump L or R

See how far they can jump sideways

21

Heel to Toe

L on heel, R on toe, jump up, alternate heel to toe with your feet

See how fast they can perform the heel to toe

22

Sliding Side Step

Feet shoulder width apart, step right with right foot, slide left foot over to your right

See how far they can slide step in 30 seconds

23

The U

Make shape of a u with your arms, rotate arms down then back up

See how many times they can perform the u in 30 seconds

24

Heel Turn

Slide heels inward, then outward, I/O I/O I/O

See how many heel turns they can do in 60 seconds

25

Backwards walk

Walk backwards, L/R L/R

See how far they can walk backwards in 30 seconds

26

Jump

Jumping straight up in the air

How many jumps can they do in 30 seconds

27

Spike

Act like there is something in your hand, spike it down

Use non-dominant hand

28

Hat Toss

Grab the brim, toss it off your head

See how far they can throw their hats

29

Hat Turn

Grab the brim, turn it slightly to the side

See how many hat turns they can do in 30 seconds

30

Windmill

Spin arms in a circle, spin around head or by your side

Use non-dominant arm

31

Double Shoulder Roll

Roll shoulders either backwards or forward

 See how many shoulder rolls they can do in 30 seconds

32

Single Shoulder Roll

Roll either R or L shoulder backwards or forward

See how many shoulder rolls they can do in 30 seconds

33

Punch

Cock arm back, punch forward

Use non-dominant hand

34

Squat

Squat down to 90 degrees, lift body back up

See how long they can hold a squat for

35

Arm Swing

Swing arms back and forth, criss crossing them

See how many arm swings they can do in 30 seconds

36

Foot Stomp

Lift R or L knee up, stomp down

See how hard they can stomp down

37

Knee Lift

Lift R or L knee up to 90 degrees, bring leg back down

Alternate legs as fast as you can

38

Brush back

Hand in front of face, brush hair back with hand

Use non-dominant hand

39

Double Shoulder Lift

Raising both shoulders up then back down, up-down

See how many shoulder lifts they can do in 60 seconds

40

Single Shoulder Lift

Raise either R or L shoulder up, then back down

See how many shoulder lifts they can do in 30 seconds

Least Complex Skill