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Looking to use Grade 5 Lesson 35 in your Grade 5 classroom?

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

You'll also cover the themes of: Sports, Our Musical World, South America, Central America, Eras in Music

Grade 5 Lesson 35

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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Warm up with Canzona Prima
  2. Teach “I Let Her Go”
  3. Learn the singing game “I Let Her Go”
  4. Play the singing game and sing “I Let Her Go”
  5. Optional: Play “I Let Her Go” on Ukuleles and Guitars
  6. Review the C Major scale
  7. Teach “Ball Go ‘Round”
  8. Learn the game with “Ball Go ‘Round”
  9. Play the game and sing “Ball Go ‘Round”
  10. Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Ball Go ‘Round”
  11. Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Ball Go ‘Round”
  12. Teach “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
  13. Create new lyrics for the melody “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
  14. Optional: Play Recorder Baseball

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Objectives

  • I can sing and play music from a variety of places and times.
  • I can read the C Major scale.
  • I can create new lyrics to a song.
  • I can sing and move to music.

Warm up with Canzona Prima

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Listening Selection Used: Canzona Prima a 5

Warm up with Canzona Prima

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Teach “I Let Her Go”

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Song Used: I Let Her Go

Teach “I Let Her Go”

This is a game song from Trinidad with additional lyrics by Daphne Price. Teach the song by rote and play the game.

The spoken part is meant to be improvised by one student. Before you play, ask several students to choose the place where their journey takes them and to do the speaking part. An alternate activity could be to have your instrument players improvise melodies for 16 beats.

Learn the singing game “I Let Her Go”

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Song Used: I Let Her Go

Learn the singing game “I Let Her Go”

Play a singing game with this song. Form a single circle with partners facing each other. The first time you sing the words ,"... go go," clap both hands with your partner. The second time you sing the words, "... go go," turn around and clap hands with the person who was behind you. Turn back to your first partner and hold both hands together on the word "go." Walk past your partner to a new partner.

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Play the singing game and sing “I Let Her Go”

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Song Used: I Let Her Go

Play the singing game and sing “I Let Her Go”

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Optional: Play “I Let Her Go” on Ukuleles and Guitars

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Song Used: I Let Her Go

Optional: Play “I Let Her Go” on Ukuleles and Guitars

Review the C Major scale

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Unit Used: Staff Lesson

Review the C Major scale

Teach “Ball Go ‘Round”

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Song Used: Ball Go Round

Teach “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.

Learn the game with “Ball Go ‘Round”

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Song Used: Ball Go Round

Learn the game with “Ball Go ‘Round”

Teach the song using reading skills or by rote to help with the language. 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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Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Ball Go ‘Round”

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Song Used: Ball Go Round

Option 1: Complete the solfa challenge for “Ball Go ‘Round”

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Ball Go ‘Round”

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Song Used: Ball Go Round

Option 2: Complete the note name challenge for “Ball Go ‘Round”

Teach “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

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Song Used: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Teach “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

This song was written in 1908 and is still sung a ball games everywhere! Sing the original words for “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Then use the accompaniment track and sing the vacation words that are given. Have the students write their own words to this tune.
Here are some ideas to get them started:
• Take me out to McDonald's ...
• Take me out of this classroom ...
• Take my teacher to Pluto ...
• I just like eating pizza ...
• I would like a new brother ...
• I don’t want to do homework ...
• I like eating spaghetti ...

Create new lyrics for the melody “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

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Song Used: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Create new lyrics for the melody “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

Optional: Play Recorder Baseball

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Game Used: Recorder Baseball

Optional: Play Recorder Baseball

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