Expressing Yourself: Women in the Arts

Lesson 12 - Writing

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Perform a Close Reading of a dance performance using inference and evidence.

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Target Task


Writing Prompt

In a dance performance, the mood is created through movement, use of space, music, and visuals. Watch a video of a dance performance, and write an analytical paragraph that determines the mood of the performance. Include a topic sentence, evidence from the text, analysis, and a conclusion in your argument.

Choose one of these dance performances to analyze:

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  • Finish the analytical paragraph.

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Common Core Standards

  • W.6.1 — Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

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