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Looking to use Grade 4 Lesson 10 in your Grade 4 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Brass Family, Timbre of Orchestral Instruments

You'll also cover the themes of: Animal Songs, Our Musical World, Asia, Peace, Birds

Grade 4 Lesson 10

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Learn the choreography for “Thankful”
  2. Do the choreography with “Thankful”
  3. Teach “This is My Home”
  4. Sing “This is my Home”
  5. Review the “Shine a Light for Peace” Rhythm Band
  6. Play Your Part Along with “Shine a Light for Peace”
  7. Rhythm Erase
  8. Review “Cut the Cake”
  9. Play the game “Cut the Cake”
  10. Learn About the Brass Family
  11. Print and Color or Draw the Instruments in the Brass Quintet
  12. Learn a Cup Game to go with “Fig Leaf Rag” Played by the Canadian Brass Quintet
  13. Teach “Crane”
  14. Learn about the folk legend
  15. Teach the Orff arrangement for “Crane”

Extension:

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 read and play rhythms.
  • I can describe the brass family.

Learn the choreography for "Thankful"

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Song Used: Thankful

Learn the choreography for "Thankful"

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Do the choreography with "Thankful"

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Song Used: Thankful

Do the choreography with "Thankful"

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Teach "This is My Home"

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Song Used: This Is My Home

Teach "This is My Home"

Read the rhythms and/or the solfa notation for this new song. If your students find this difficult, teach the song by rote using the slide and the recording.

Sing "This is my Home"

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Song Used: This Is My Home

Sing "This is my Home"

Sing "This is my Home"

Ask questions about the song.
• what do students think the song is about?
• where do you think the songwriter comes from?
• why do you think the songwriter wrote the song?
• could students think of words to substitute in the song that describe their home?

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Review the "Shine a Light for Peace" Rhythm Band

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Instrument Song Used: Shine a Light for Peace

Review the "Shine a Light for Peace" Rhythm Band

Play Your Part Along with "Shine a Light for Peace"

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Instrument Song Used: Shine a Light for Peace

Play Your Part Along with "Shine a Light for Peace"

Play your part along with the song, "Shine a Light for Peace".

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Rhythm Erase

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Rhythm Erase

Clap all 4 rhythms. Click on a square to take one away.
Clap all 4 rhythms, including the missing one. Click on a square to take another away.
Clap all 4 rhythms, including the missing ones. Click on a square to take another away.
Clap all 4 rhythms, including the missing ones. Click on a square to take another away.
Invite 4 students to help you write the complete rhythm on the board. (Each does one square)
Ask the students if they can identify the song.

Review "Cut the Cake"

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Song Used: Cut the Cake

Review "Cut the Cake"

The students can read the notes for this song using either solfa or letter names. Teach by rote if your students cannot read the rhythms or notes for this song.

Cut the Cake is a singing game that students really enjoy. You could use the song to celebrate birthdays in your classroom on either the first lesson of the month or the last lesson of the month. Invite the birthday child to be the 'cake cutter' in the game.

Play the game "Cut the Cake"

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Song Used: Cut the Cake

Play the game "Cut the Cake"

The students form a circle. Measures one/two - clap hands. Measures three/four - shake hands. In measures five to eight, the students in the circle join hands. During the singing, one student walks around the outside of the circle. At the end of the song, the student ‘slices’ the cake by bringing their hand down, separating two students whose hands were joined. They then stand in place with arms outstretched and the students that were separated race in opposite directions around the circle. The first student to tag an outstretched hand wins.

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Learn About the Brass Family

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Unit Used: Instruments of the Orchestra

Learn About the Brass Family

Learn about the Brass Family.

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Print and Color or Draw the Instruments in the Brass Quintet

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Unit Used: Instruments of the Orchestra

Print and Color or Draw the Instruments in the Brass Quintet

Print and Color or draw the instruments in the Brass quintet.

Learn a Cup Game to go with "Fig Leaf Rag" Played by the Canadian Brass Quintet

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Listening Selection Used: “Fig Leaf Rag”

Learn a Cup Game to go with "Fig Leaf Rag" Played by the Canadian Brass Quintet

Learn a cup game to go with "Fig Leaf Rag" played by the Canadian Brass quintet.

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Teach "Crane"

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Song Used: Crane

Teach "Crane"

This song is based on a Japanese folk legend, so it gives a wonderful opportunity to integrate language arts, music, and social studies. The song is pentatonic and is an excellent music reading song.

Learn about the folk legend

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Song Used: Crane

Learn about the folk legend

Teach the Orff arrangement for "Crane"

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Song Used: Crane

Teach the Orff arrangement for "Crane"

Playing and Creating: Invite students to improvise or create new melodies on recorder using the notes DEG A (BC). The melodies should end on A. Choose one of the melodies to use as an introduction to the song. Some of your better recorder players could learn to play this melody on recorder. It would be a beautiful instrumental piece, even if the language is difficult for them.

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