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Looking to use Grade 4 Lesson 19 in your Grade 4 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Articulation, Beat, Harmony

You'll also cover the themes of: Europe, North America, Oceania, Our Musical World

Grade 4 Lesson 19

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Review the choreography for “Bound for South Australia” (Part 1)
  2. Review the choreography for “Bound for South Australia” (Part 2)
  3. Review the choreography for “Bound for South Australia” (Part 3)
  4. Do the choreography for “Bound for South Australia”
  5. Teach “Kookaburra”
  6. Learn about staccato and accents
  7. Optional: Play “Kookaburra” on Boomwhackers
  8. Teach “We’re on the Upward Trail”
  9. Learn about unison
  10. Learn about ostinato
  11. Find a Ball to Review Rhythms
  12. Print or Draw Note Values to Compose With
  13. Teach “Toc, toc, toc”
  14. Play the “Toc, toc, toc” game
  15. Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Toc, toc, toc”

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 read, create and play melodies and rhythms.
  • I can sing and move to music.

Review the choreography for “Bound for South Australia” (Part 1)

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Review the choreography for “Bound for South Australia” (Part 1)

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Review the choreography for “Bound for South Australia” (Part 2)

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Review the choreography for “Bound for South Australia” (Part 2)

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Review the choreography for “Bound for South Australia” (Part 3)

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Review the choreography for “Bound for South Australia” (Part 3)

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Do the choreography for “Bound for South Australia”

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Do the choreography for “Bound for South Australia”

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Teach “Kookaburra”

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Teach “Kookaburra”

This Australian round may be familiar to your students. It is a round that describes the sound of the kookaburra. It is a good reading song for your students, giving them an opportunity to practice reading sixteenth notes. This arrangement uses staccato, legato, and accents, so review what those symbols and terms mean. Teach the song by rote or have the students read the rhythms and note names.

Learn about staccato and accents

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Song Used: Kookaburra

Learn about staccato and accents

Learn about staccato and accent.

This set of concept slides references a few review songs in addition to Kookaburra: Black Snake and Stella Ella Olla.

Optional: Play “Kookaburra” on Boomwhackers

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Optional: Play “Kookaburra” on Boomwhackers

Teach “We’re on the Upward Trail”

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Song Used: We’re on the Upward Trail

Teach “We’re on the Upward Trail”

Listen to the song. There is a harmony part to this song that is an ostinato - a repeated pattern. After the first listening, have your students try singing the ostinato along with the audio. Teach them the melody part by rote. Divide the class into two groups and try the song in two parts.

Learn about unison

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Song Used: We’re on the Upward Trail

Learn about unison

Learn about ostinato

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Learn about ostinato

Find a Ball to Review Rhythms

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Find a Ball to Review Rhythms

Play the ball bouncing rhythms with the video.

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Print or Draw Note Values to Compose With

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Print or Draw Note Values to Compose With

Print the note values from the supporting resources.
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Draw your own set of note values on a piece of paper.

Make several sets, so you can create your own ball bouncing rhythm.

Review Rhythms with a Ball Bouncing Activity

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Practice Item Used: Prepare Rhythm

Review Rhythms with a Ball Bouncing Activity

Play your composition to an audio track. Alternatively, have someone point to the square and bounce the ball to the square's note value.

Teach "Toc, toc, toc"

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Song Used: Toc Toc Toc

Teach "Toc, toc, toc"

Guessing games provide an opportunity for students to sing alone. Singing alone may help some students learn to sing in tune. Singing alone also gives the teacher an opportunity to assess singing skills. Teach the song by rote, using the audio to teach the French.

Play the “Toc, toc, toc” game

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Play the “Toc, toc, toc” game

Everyone closes their eyes and the teacher touches the head or back of a student who then goes and hides in a predetermined hiding spot where they can not be seen. Then sing “Toc, Toc, Toc.” After the song, the hidden student sings a line from a song we know such as “Bonjour, mes amis.” Have three guesses to guess whose voice was singing.

Teacher note: We don't have a kids demo for "Toc, toc, toc". If your students would like to see themselves on MusicplayOnline please review the submission requirements here: https://help.musicplay.ca/can-i-submit-a-kids-demo

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Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Toc, toc, toc”

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Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Toc, toc, toc”

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