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Looking to use Grade 3 Lesson 32 in your Grade 3 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Dynamics, Timbre of Unpitched Instruments, Melodic Direction (high-middle-low)

You'll also cover the themes of: Animal Songs, Our Musical World, North America, Central America

Grade 3 Lesson 32

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Play Poison Melody to Practice drm
  2. Read drm notation
  3. Review Dynamics Terms and Symbols
  4. Review “Closet Key”
  5. Review the game with “Closet Key”
  6. Sing and play “Closet Key”
  7. Option 1: Name the solfa notes for “Closet Key”
  8. Option 2: Name the notes for “Closet Key”
  9. Optional: Teach the Orff Arrangement for “Closet Key”
  10. Learn About Cinco de Mayo
  11. Learn About the Dance “Los Machetes”
  12. Practice the Movements for “Los Machetes”
  13. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by Dancing “Los Machetes”
  14. Watch a Kids Performance of “Los Machetes” on AGT
  15. Write 5 Different Rhythm Patterns
  16. Listen and play along with “El burrito enfermo”
  17. Learn about the song “El burrito enfermo”
  18. End the lesson with Trivia Wheel

Extensions

Musicplay is a menu. The teacher is not expected to teach every song or activity. Choose the songs and activities from the list that will best fit your schedule and the needs of your students.

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can read rhythm and melodies.
  • I can perform and define dynamics.

Play Poison Melody to Practice drm

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Practice Item Used: do re mi (drm)

Play Poison Melody to Practice drm

Play Poison Melody to practice drm.

You will hear the poison pattern.

Echo all the patterns EXCEPT the poison pattern.

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Read drm notation

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Practice Item Used: do re mi (drm)

Read drm notation

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Review Dynamics Terms and Symbols

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Song Used: Closet Key

Review Dynamics Terms and Symbols

Read the dynamic terms and explain what each one means. Tell the students they will be using different dynamics in the "Closet Key" game.

Review “Closet Key”

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Song Used: Closet Key

Review “Closet Key”

The game gives students an opportunity to sing with a variety of dynamics. Be sure that they sing with a beautiful sound, even when they are singing forte. If they start to shout, stop them and have them clap the rhythm of the song with varying dynamics instead of singing.

Review the game with “Closet Key”

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Song Used: Closet Key

Review the game with “Closet Key”

Choose two students - one to hide the key and one to find it. The finder must leave the room. The hider is given 30 seconds to hide the key. It must be visible with the naked eye. When the key is hidden, the finder is allowed back in the room. The class sings the song, singing softly when the finder is far away from the key. As the finder gets closer, the singing becomes louder. It is very important that the teacher stress that at ALL dynamic levels, the tone quality should be beautiful. You could write the dynamics terms on the board and point to the appropriate one as the students sing.

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Sing and play “Closet Key”

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Song Used: Closet Key

Sing and play “Closet Key”

Sing the song "Closet Key."

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Option 1: Name the solfa notes for “Closet Key”

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Song Used: Closet Key

Option 1: Name the solfa notes for “Closet Key”

This is the solfa challenge, naming the notes drm in the song.

Option 2: Name the notes for “Closet Key”

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Song Used: Closet Key

Option 2: Name the notes for “Closet Key”

Optional: Teach the Orff Arrangement for “Closet Key”

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Song Used: Closet Key

Optional: Teach the Orff Arrangement for “Closet Key”

Creative Ideas: Brainstorm a list of kinds of keys and words that end with key. Create a 16 beat B section where you’ll chant all the different kinds of keys. For example: brass key, car key, house key, monkey!

Learn About Cinco de Mayo

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Learn About Cinco de Mayo

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Learn About the Dance "Los Machetes"

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Unit Used: Grades 3 and 4 Dances

Learn About the Dance "Los Machetes"

Read the slide

Practice the Movements for “Los Machetes”

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Unit Used: Grades 3 and 4 Dances

Practice the Movements for “Los Machetes”

Learn the A, B, and C sections.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by Dancing "Los Machetes"

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Unit Used: Grades 3 and 4 Dances

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by Dancing "Los Machetes"

This dance is a lot of fun.

You'll need a pair of rhythm sticks to represent the machetes.

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Watch a Kids Performance of "Los Machetes" on AGT

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Unit Used: Grades 3 and 4 Dances

Watch a Kids Performance of "Los Machetes" on AGT

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Write 5 Different Rhythm Patterns

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Song Used: El burrito enfermo

Write 5 Different Rhythm Patterns

Practice rhythm patterns and play them with your instruments.

You can print the rhythm patterns given, or write your own!

Listen and play along with “El burrito enfermo”

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Song Used: El burrito enfermo

Listen and play along with “El burrito enfermo”

Listen and play along with the song, "El burrito enfermo"

There are 5 verses in the song, and each adds on from the previous verse.

Play a different pattern (and/or a different instrument) on each verse of the song.

It's Cinco de Mayo on May 5th, so enjoy playing along with a Spanish song!

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Learn about the song “El burrito enfermo”

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Song Used: El burrito enfermo

Learn about the song “El burrito enfermo”

What is the song, "El burrito enfermo" about?

It's about a burro that has gotten sick.

For the translation of the song, click the arrow beside the song title, and then show the translation in the concept slide.

End the lesson with Trivia Wheel

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Game Used: Trivia Wheel

End the lesson with Trivia Wheel

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