SUNY Cortland Physical Education

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

Lean

Bend knees, lead with shoulder to each side.

Can students lean properly?

2

Sway

Bend knees, lead with shoulder to each side.

Can students sway smoothly?

3

Sway and snap

Bend knees, lead with shoulder to each side, snap fingers on each sway.

Are students snapping at furthest point in move?

4

On knee lean

On knees, lean from side to side.

Can student stay in rhythm with song?

5

Shoulder lean to song “Shoulder Lean”

Bend knees, lead with shoulder.

Can students stay in rhythm with song?

6

Shoulder lean to song “Side to Side,” arms folded

Bend knees, fold arms, lead with shoulder.

Can student stay in rhythm with song?

7

Lean right, left arm high

Bend knees, left hand over right.

Does student have hand in the right place?

8

Lean left, right arm high

Bend knees, right hand over left.

Does student have hand in the right place?

9

Sway, hand opposite lean is higher

Bend knees, hand opposite the lean is higher.

Does student have hand in the right place?

10

Use hands to drive

Position hands as if you were driving, rotate.

Are students hands going in circular motion?

11

Sway to music

Bend knees, lead with shoulder.

Are students swaying in rhythm?

12

Dougie to right side

Lean, hand brushes hair.

Is student leaning and hand going to same side?

13

Dougie to left side.

Lean, hand brushes hair.

Is students leaning hand going to same side?

14

Dougie to each side.

Lean, hand brushes hair, repeat.

Is student leaning and going to same side?

15

Dougie with knees bent.

Bend knees, lean, brush hair.

Is student leaning with knees bent?

16

Sway left to right, then right left right.

Bend knees, lead with shoulder

Is student swaying to side leading with shoulder?

17

Sway right to left, then left right left

Bend knees, lead with shoulder

Is student swaying to side leading with shoulder?

18

Sway left to right, then right left right with hands.

Bend knees, lead with shoulder, hand opposite lean higher.

Are students’ hands in right place?

19

Sway right to left, then left right left with hands.

Bend knees, lead with shoulder, hand opposite lean higher.

Are students’ hands in right place?

20

Sway to right and Dougie

Bend knees, lean to right, Dougie.

Is student doing the Dougie at right moment?

21

Sway to left and Dougie

Bend knees, lean to left, Dougie.

Is student doing the Dougie at right moment?

22

Lean with blindfold right

Bend knees, lead with shoulder.

Can student lean properly?

23

Lean with blindfold left

Bend knees, lead with shoulder.

Can students lean properly?

24

Sway with blindfold

Bend knees, lead with shoulder to each side.

Can student sway smoothly?

25

Lean on knees with blindfold

On knees, lean from side to side.

Can student sway in rhythm with song?

26

Lean using rope for hands to right

Bend knees, pull rope to the right.

Is student keeping hands in right spot on rope?

27

Lean using rope for hands to left

Bend knees, pull rope to the left.

Is student keeping hands in right spot on rope?

28

Sway using rope

Bend knees, pull rope to each side.

Is student pulling rope to same side as the lean?

29

Lean to right using rope on knees

On knees, pull rope to the right.

Is student keeping hands in right spot on rope?

30

Lean to left using rope on knees

On knees, pull rope to the left.

Is student keeping hands in right spot on rope?

31

Sway and use rope to “drive”

Bend knees, drive with rope from side to side.

Is student “driving” in right spot?

32

Sway and use rope to “drive” on knees

On knees, drive with rope from side to side.

Is student “driving” in right spot?

33

Sway and use rope to “drive” on knees with blindfold

On knees, while blindfolded, drive with rope from side to side.

Is student “driving” in right spot?

34

Partner tug o’ war right

Grab rope in position to lean right.

Do students have rope in right position in hands?

35

Partner tug o’ war left

Grab rope in position to lean left.

Do students have rope in right position in hands?

36

Lean right to “drive” with rope

Bend knees, pull rope right then “drive.”

Does student have hands in right position?

37

Lean left to “drive” with rope

Bend knees, pull rope left then “drive.”

Does student have hands in right position?

38

“Drive” then lean to left

“Drive” then pull rope to left.

Does student have hands in right position?

39

“Drive” then lean to right

“Drive” then pull rope to right.

Does student have hands in right position?

40

Lean right, “drive” then lean left

Pull right, “drive” then pull left.

Is student making pulling motion?

LEAST COMPLEX SKILL

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