Example Lesson Plans:
Common Core Standards: Fact and Fiction
1.The student will create a puppet show while listening to the Wicked Witch theme from The Wizard of Oz.
2. During this lesson:
– I would have the class split into small groups of about 5-6 students.
– while listening to the music I would have them create a puppet for the witch out of a broom, sheet, and other materials to make a face. One student could operate the body while two others could be her arms.
– the remaining students in the group could create masks to be the wicked witches flying monkeys.
– While working on our puppets and masks I would play the music for them at least two to three times given the videos short length.
– finally, the student groups would perform a puppet show for each other while the music played.
1. The student will perform the following exercise demonstrating their ability to count and play the correct pitches on recorder.
2. I would begin this exercise by having all of the children play the top line and discuss whether the song seemed major or minor. Afterwards I would split the students into two groups to play the two lines. After giving them less than five minutes of practice I would have them all play together. Finally, I would discuss what a round or canon was and have the students play the top line in a round with the second group coming in after the first measure had been played.
1. The student will create their own songs based on their feelings towards the characters from the story. The students will discuss and identify the differences in major and minor chords.
2. During this lesson, the students will first hear an example of a major chord ( Ms. Nelson) and a minor chord ( Ms. Swamp). Afterwards, the students will be split into groups and utilize the glockenspiels to create a song that suits Ms. Nelson and one that suits Ms. Swamp.
3. This video could be used to set the mood for the minor chords used for Ms. Swamp
1. The students will demonstrate the rhythmic exercises written out on the slide. Students will be able to identify and perform the different types of rhythmic variations involving half, quarter, eighth, and sixteenth notes.
2. To teach this part of the unit I will have the students identify the different variations of the rhythm and then have them perform each one together. After all the students are able to perform each rhythm I will then have them break into groups to perform each rhythm separately.