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Looking to use Grade 4 Lesson 39 in your Grade 4 classroom?

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

Grade 4 Lesson 39

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Play along with “La giloxia”
  2. Review “Wallflowers”
  3. Review the tap and grab game
  4. Play the game and sing “Wallflowers”
  5. Perform an ostinato while singing “Wallflowers”
  6. Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Wallflowers”
  7. Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Wallflowers”
  8. Option 1: Play “Wallflowers” on Ukulele or Guitar
  9. Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Wallflowers”
  10. Option 1: Play Games
  11. Option 2: Explore the Instruments of the Orchestra Unit
  12. Option 3: Request and Review
  13. Option 4: Watch the Video “The Composer is Dead”

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Objectives

  • I can respond to music
  • I can create movement to music
  • I can sing and move to music

Play along with “La giloxia”

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Listening Selection Used: La giloxia

Play along with “La giloxia”

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Review “Wallflowers”

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Review “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.

Review the tap and grab game

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Review the tap and grab game

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Play the game and sing “Wallflowers”

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Play the game and sing “Wallflowers”

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Perform an ostinato while singing “Wallflowers”

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Perform an ostinato while singing “Wallflowers”

Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Wallflowers”

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Wallflowers”

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Wallflowers”

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Wallflowers”

Option 1: Play “Wallflowers” on Ukulele or Guitar

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Option 1: Play “Wallflowers” on Ukulele or Guitar

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Wallflowers”

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Wallflowers”

An Orff arrangement, written by Daphne and Lori Price, is given for this song. It is found on MusicplayOnline. Divide the students into groups of four and have them make a word chain out of the names in their group. Have them decide on a body percussion for each name. Use the first eight measures of the song as the theme, and each group’s performance will be a variation in a rondo.

Option 1: Play Games

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Option 1: Play Games

Divide the class into 2 teams and play the game

Option 2: Explore the Instruments of the Orchestra Unit

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Unit Used: Instruments of the Orchestra

Option 2: Explore the Instruments of the Orchestra Unit

Option 3: Request and Review

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Option 3: Request and Review

Ask the children to tell you their favorite songs, games or activities that they've done during the month. List the songs/games/activities on the board, then have the student vote for their favorites. Conduct the votes with their eyes closed. As you work through the list of games/songs/activities, review the concepts that were taught in the activity. I'm often surprised at the activities that are the children's favorites!

Option 4: Watch the Video “The Composer is Dead” (30 minutes)

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Option 4: Watch the Video “The Composer is Dead” (30 minutes)

The book was commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony, and premiered at Davies Symphony Hall on July 8, 2006, with Daniel Handler narrating and Edwin Outwater conducting. The orchestral work has since been performed at several other orchestras. The book was written in order to introduce children to the different instruments.

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