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Looking to use Grade 4 Lesson 26 in your Grade 4 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Beat, Dynamics, Melodic Direction (high-middle-low), The Staff

You'll also cover the themes of: Animal Songs, Our Musical World, Europe, Bunnies

Grade 4 Lesson 26

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Echo dotted eighth-sixteenth patterns
  2. Teach “Wallflowers”
  3. Learn the tap and grab game
  4. Play the tap and grab game with “Wallflowers”
  5. Create an Ostinato for “Wallflowers”
  6. Perform an Ostinato with “Wallflowers”
  7. Option 1: Play “Wallflowers” on Ukuleles or Guitars
  8. Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Wallflowers”
  9. Clap rhythms at different dynamics
  10. Play poison melody (drm sl)
  11. Teach “Find the Basket”
  12. Learn the “Find the Basket” game
  13. Sing the song and play the “Find the Basket” game
  14. Review dynamics
  15. Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Find the Basket”
  16. Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Find the Basket”
  17. Option 1a: Review the ukulele chords D and A
  18. Option 1b: Play “Find the Basket” on ukuleles or guitars
  19. Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Find the Basket”
  20. Optional: Play Melody Hunt (drm sl in D Major)
  21. Optional: Complete the worksheet for Melody Hunt

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 perform rhythm and melody patterns.
  • I can create and perform an ostinato.
  • I can read drm sl.
  • I can use dynamics in a game.

Echo dotted eighth-sixteenth patterns

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Practice Item Used: 20 q qr Q h. q;.u

Echo dotted eighth-sixteenth patterns

Echo dotted eighth-sixteenth patterns.

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Teach “Wallflowers”

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Teach “Wallflowers”

Wallflowers is an old singing from the UK. A version of the singing game was found in the "The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland" published in 1898. Wallflowers are wildflowers that grow in Ireland. In the Musicplay variant of the song, May had the measles. In 1898 the measles was a serious and sometimes fatal disease. Today, measles can be prevented with a vaccine.

The students may be able to read the rhythm and melody of the song. If your students do not know solfa, teach the melody by rote. Sing the song and play the game.

Learn the tap and grab game

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Learn the tap and grab game

Play the tap and grab game with "Wallflowers"

Watch how it's played, then try it!

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Play the tap and grab game with “Wallflowers”

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Play the tap and grab game with “Wallflowers”

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Create an Ostinato for “Wallflowers”

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Create an Ostinato for “Wallflowers”

An ostinato is a repeated pattern.

That means that you do the pattern over and over again.

Try out all the ways to do this pattern, and decide how you want to do your ostinato.

You can change the rhythm if you like.

Perform an Ostinato with “Wallflowers”

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Perform an Ostinato with “Wallflowers”

Try performing your ostinato with the song.

Remember that you do the ostinato over and over again until the end of the song.

For a challenge, sing the song and perform your ostinato at the same time!

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Option 1: Play “Wallflowers” on Ukuleles or Guitars

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Option 1: Play “Wallflowers” on Ukuleles or Guitars

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Wallflowers”

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Wallflowers”

Clap rhythms at different dynamics

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Tool Used: Dynamics Play Along

Clap rhythms at different dynamics

Play poison melody

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Practice Item Used: do re mi so la (drm sl)

Play poison melody

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Teach “Find the Basket”

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Song Used: Find the Basket

Teach “Find the Basket”

“Find the Basket” is a hiding game. You can use it to teach or review dynamics. It's a simple reading song and can be used to have students create B sections or ostinato.

Read the rhythms. If you are teaching solfa, have the students read the melody using solfa. If not, use this melody to practice showing melodic contour - showing how the notes go up and down. This would be a good song to have the students draw the melodic contour.

Learn the “Find the Basket” game

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Song Used: Find the Basket

Learn the “Find the Basket” game

Choose one student to hide the Easter basket and another student to look for it. The student who is going to hunt for the Easter basket leaves the room while the hider hides it. When the finder returns, the class sings the song, singing softly when they are far away from the basket, and singing louder as they get closer to the basket. The basket must be hidden in plain sight. The game continues until everyone in the class has had a turn to hide the basket or to find it.

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Sing the song and play the “Find the Basket” game

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Song Used: Find the Basket

Sing the song and play the “Find the Basket” game

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Review dynamics

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Game Used: Trivia Wheel

Review dynamics

Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Find the Basket”

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Song Used: Find the Basket

Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Find the Basket”

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Find the Basket”

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Song Used: Find the Basket

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Find the Basket”

Option 1a: Review the ukulele chords D and A

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Game Used: Note Toss!! – Ukulele Chord Identification

Option 1a: Review the ukulele chords D and A

Option 1b: Play “Find the Basket” on ukuleles or guitars

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Song Used: Find the Basket

Option 1b: Play “Find the Basket” on ukuleles or guitars

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Find the Basket”

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Song Used: Find the Basket

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Find the Basket”

Playing and Creating: Have the students choose four treats that they would like to get in an Easter basket and make them into a pattern to say with speech or say and play on non-pitched instruments. Use the patterns as an introduction or an interlude between repetitions of the song.

Optional: Play Melody Hunt (drm sl in D Major)

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Unit Used: Melody and Rhythm Hunt

Optional: Play Melody Hunt (drm sl in D Major)

Print and distribute the melody cards around the room. Have students hunt for them and copy the patterns onto the staff with the same number.

Optional: Complete the worksheet for Melody Hunt

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Unit Used: Melody and Rhythm Hunt

Optional: Complete the worksheet for Melody Hunt

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