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.
This is a lesson that integrates technology and music. Through this lesson, students complete several activities, including: 1) recognizing how body language and visual images (paintings and photos) convey emotion or meaning; 2) discussing what fonts are (i.e., styles of text) 3) deep listening and describing musical pieces, including comparing and contrasting musical pieces; and 4) using a template with descriptions about each music piece, students select an appropriate font to match the music.
My lesson is an introductory lesson on tempo. Students will be introduced to the vocabulary terms of largo, moderato, and presto. Students will relate these terms to their own environment, through movement with their bodies, and then apply this knowledge to music.
Students will explore hyperbole, theme, and morals in this lesson. Students will be able to identify hyperbole and analyze themes in literature. The students will also understand the components in a myth and be able to apply their learning while writing a myth. Students will write myths explaining a natural occurrence using classical music as an inspiration.
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.
Students will listen to musical selections on the San Francisco Symphony's Kids website. Students will be able to select musical selections that match the mood and tone of a literary piece through examples and explanation.