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Seasons Rondo

Posted Mar 28, 2011 by Donna Boyes

Students will work in groups to compose pieces of music to represent a season of the year. They will combine the pieces into a Rondo form.

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PK-2
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Boléro and the Writing Process

Posted Apr 09, 2011 by Sheila White

This lesson uses Maurice Ravel's Boléro as a way for students to "hear" the writing process. In this lesson, students will learn and practice all five stages of the writing process (prewriting, rough draft, revise, edit, final draft).

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6-8
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Language Arts
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Possessive Nouns and Identifying Instruments

Posted Apr 09, 2011 by Erika Charlebois

Students will identify the sound and appearance of different musical instruments, and write descriptive sentences using sensory adjectives and possessive nouns to describe the sound produced by each instrument.

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PK-2
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Language Arts
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Retelling the Story of the Three Little Pigs

Posted Apr 09, 2011 by Mary Bedient

This language arts lesson focuses on how to retell the story of the Three Little Pigs. The musical objective is for students to replace the characters in the original version of the Three Little Pigs with musical instruments. Students show their understanding of the instruments they choose by writing in the sounds and physical features of each instrument.

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PK-2
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Language Arts
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Fairy Home, Fairy Play

Posted Apr 25, 2011 by Gael Reed

The students will have a deeper understanding of the vocabulary words: gather, exciting, cooperate, activity and exhausted. Students will be able to compare and contrast two pieces of music, distinguish between real and fantasy, fiction and non-fiction. Students will be able to sequence a story, telling about main events and using vocabulary.

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PK-2
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Vibrating Columns of Air with Bottle Flutes and Panpipes

Posted Apr 25, 2011 by Helen Patten

This lesson is a small part of a larger unit on the science of sound. The unit has several sections, including: how sound is made, the elements of sound, how sounds travel, and how we hear sounds. This particular lesson is part of the section in which we distinguish the difference between musical sound and noise. We examine the different ways in which musical instruments make sound - or the different way each one creates vibrations of air.

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3-5
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Peter and the Wolf, Arizona Style

Posted Jun 15, 2011 by Cate Malone

Students study the elements of story, idea and voice in writing, and listen to the story and music of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. Students will re-write the story of Peter and the Wolf by changing the setting to the desert habitat. Students will understand that they need to change the characters to those which would inhabit this setting.

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GRADE LEVEL
3-5
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Language Arts
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Venn Diagram for Peter and the Wolf

Posted May 04, 2011 by Paula Pendleton

This lesson provides students with an opportunity to listen to music and express their feelings through describing words, as they learn how to express themselves verbally. Using Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, we compare the music of two characters at a time and complete a Venn diagram of describing words. Students select their favorite character, draw a picture of the character, and write a sentence or two about the character, using the descriptive language from our Venn diagrams, as they develop vocabulary and enhance their writing.

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PK-2
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Language Arts
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BONG! DIDDLE! CRASH! Musical Onomatopoeia

Posted May 05, 2011 by Julie Silva

Students will learn about dynamics, tempo, acoustics and instruments in the music of Charles Ives. Students will be introduced to and learn about the literary term onomatopoeia, and how it can relate to the sounds composed by Ives in The Unanswered Question, Central Park in the Dark and Symphony No 4. Students will then relate the literary term to musical expression. Making the connection between literacy and music, students will create their own musical onomatopoeias using various media, such as watercolor, tempera paint, crayons, magazine text and markers.

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It's Spring, Mr. Vivaldi!

Posted May 05, 2011 by Kathy Davis

This lesson plan was developed for three- to five-year old developmentally delayed students. It is a very simplified study of the three movements of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: Spring. The three movements demonstrate the tempos of allegro and largo, and provide  opportunity for children to move in dance and play rhythm instruments to the music and the words of Vivaldi's sonnets. Varied art activities, nature walks and children's literature about spring and the weather are an integral part of the lesson.

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Quilting Your Way through the Orchestra

Posted May 16, 2011 by Dana McBurney

Students will recognize the instruments of the orchestra from sight and sound by utilizing the www.sfskids.org website. They will compare the sounds of different instruments and learn to classify them into four families. Students will make their own fabric square to be sewn into a quilt that will be displayed in the classroom.

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PK-2 3-5
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Duke Ellington and the Nutcracker Suite

Posted Jun 07, 2011 by Heidi Aarts Michels

Students will be introduced to the great jazz composer and band leader, Duke Ellington by listening to his re-composed, re-orchestrated version of Nutcracker Suite by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, following a previously taught thematic lesson about Tchaikovsky's classic. Students use there prior knowledge of musical concepts and the instrumentation of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite  to recognize similar melodies in Ellington's work to that of Tchaikovsky. Share and Discuss > View Lesson Plan (PDF 0.1MB)

 
 
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