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Looking to use Grade 5 Extra May Lesson in your Grade 5 classroom?

While teaching this learning module you will cover multiple concepts including: Scale, Key Signature

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

Grade 5 Extra May Lesson

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Play note toss in C Major
  2. Review “Ball Go ‘Round”
  3. Review the game with “Ball Go ‘Round”
  4. Play the game and sing “Ball Go ‘Round”
  5. Review the dance steps for “Los Machetes”
  6. Dance “Los Machetes”
  7. Compose a rhythm with note squares
  8. Review “Play That Rhythm”
  9. Use the rhythm patterns to create a rondo with “Play That Rhythm”
  10. Optional: Write your rhythm composition (worksheet is create a rhythm)
  11. Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Play That Rhythm”

Extensions

Objectives

  • I can create an accompaniment for a song.
  • I can sing and move to music.

Play note toss in C Major

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Game Used: Note Toss!! – Treble Clef

Play note toss in C Major

Review “Ball Go ‘Round”

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Song Used: Ball Go Round

Review “Ball Go ‘Round”

Teach the song using reading skills or by rote to help with the language.

Listen to “Ball go Round.” Explain how the game is played. Play the game. You may want to sing only the first two lines of the song before stopping and asking the student in the center to guess who has the ball. The game will move along faster if you shorten the song.

Review the game with “Ball Go ‘Round”

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Song Used: Ball Go Round

Review the game with “Ball Go ‘Round”

For the game, you may want to sing only a portion of the song. The first line would be easy for the students to learn. Form a circle. One student is selected to go into the circle and hide their eyes. As the class sings, they pass a beachball behind their backs. At the end of the song, the player in the middle guesses who has the beachball.

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Play the game and sing “Ball Go ‘Round”

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Song Used: Ball Go Round

Play the game and sing “Ball Go ‘Round”

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Review the dance steps for “Los Machetes”

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Unit Used: Grades 5 and Middle School Dances

Review the dance steps for “Los Machetes”

Dance “Los Machetes”

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Unit Used: Grades 5 and Middle School Dances

Dance “Los Machetes”

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Compose a rhythm with note squares

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Song Used: Play that Rhythm

Compose a rhythm with note squares

Review “Play That Rhythm”

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Song Used: Play that Rhythm

Review “Play That Rhythm”

This song gives the students the opportunity to create a rhythm rondo. The song, “Play That Rhythm” will be the theme of the rondo. The variations will be rhythm compositions created by the students. Teach the song by rote. Create 4 bar rhythm patterns to play on Boomwhackers or rhythm instruments. Use the song as the theme of a rondo and your rhythm patterns as the B, C, D sections. The final form will be A B A C A D A.

Use the rhythm patterns to create a rondo with “Play That Rhythm”

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Song Used: Play that Rhythm

Use the rhythm patterns to create a rondo with “Play That Rhythm”

Your students will create the B-C-D variations using a variety of rhythm instruments. You could have the class as a whole create the rhythm compositions and decide which instruments to play them on. If your students are good at working independently, you could divide them into small groups to create their own rhythm compositions. If they are not good independent workers, you may prefer to do the composition as a teacher-led activity with the entire class. Choose a variety of unpitched rhythm instruments with which to play the rhythm compositions.

Optional: Write your rhythm composition

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Song Used: Play that Rhythm

Optional: Write your rhythm composition

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Play That Rhythm”

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Song Used: Play that Rhythm

Optional: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Play That Rhythm”

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