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Looking to use Grade 5 Lesson 39 in your Grade 5 classroom?

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

Grade 5 Lesson 39

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Concepts(s):
Beat, Tempo
Rhythm(s):
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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Warm up with “We Love to Sing!”
  2. Do the movements to “We Love to Sing!”
  3. Teach “Plainsies, Clapsies”
  4. Learn the actions for “Plainsies, Clapsies”
  5. Do the actions and sing “Plainsies, Clapsies”
  6. Teach “Chester”
  7. Learn the actions for “Chester”
  8. Do the actions and sing “Chester”
  9. Option 1: Play “Chester” on Ukuleles or Guitars
  10. Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Chester”
  11. Play rhythms at different tempos (level 7)
  12. Optional: Complete the Tempo Worksheet (05004_school_m4.pdf)
  13. Option 1: Watch “The Composer is Dead” video
  14. Option 2: Play Games on MusicplayOnline
  15. Option 3: Free play

Extensions

Objectives

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

Warm up with “We Love to Sing!”

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Song Used: We Love to Sing

Warm up with “We Love to Sing!”

This is a movement song to use as a warm-up or shake-up during a choir rehearsal or class. You can also use the song to review tempo terms. This song may already be familiar to some of your students as a bible song. Teach the song by rote, and then introduce the actions.

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Do the movements to “We Love to Sing!”

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Do the movements to “We Love to Sing!”

When the song is well known, have the class stand up each time they come to the words, “We love to sing!” Later, divide the class into two groups. Have one group sing the “alleluias” and the other group sing, “We love to sing!” Have each group stand up when it is their turn to sing.

Denise Tip: I like to have both groups stand and sing the final two measures, “We love to sing!”

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Teach “Plainsies, Clapsies”

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Song Used: Plainsies Clapsies

Teach “Plainsies, Clapsies”

Read the rhythms and the solfa (or pitch letter names).

Learn the actions for “Plainsies, Clapsies”

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Learn the actions for “Plainsies, Clapsies”

"Plainsies, Clapsies" is a ball bouncing game. While you sing, you try to bounce a ball and do all the actions that are indicated by the words of the song.

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Do the actions and sing “Plainsies, Clapsies”

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Do the actions and sing “Plainsies, Clapsies”

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Teach “Chester”

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Song Used: Chester

Teach “Chester”

Teach “Chester”. Read the rhythms in the song.

This song is used to teach or review tempo terms. Play one verse or sing the song to the students. Teach them the actions for the song. Tell the students you’re going to try singing "Chester" at several different tempos. The actions get more and more challenging as the tempo increases. Repeat the song four times, getting faster each time. When you teach or review a musical term, add that term to your musical word wall.

Learn the actions for “Chester”

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Learn the actions for “Chester”

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Do the actions and sing “Chester”

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Song Used: Chester

Do the actions and sing “Chester”

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Option 1: Play “Chester” on Ukuleles or Guitars

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Song Used: Chester

Option 1: Play “Chester” on Ukuleles or Guitars

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Chester”

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Song Used: Chester

Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Chester”

Playing and Creating: Invite students to create 8-16 beat drumming patterns with rhythm sticks on the floor (or on beat boards) between repetitions of the song.

Play rhythms at different tempos

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Tool Used: Tempo Interactive

Play rhythms at different tempos

Optional: Complete the Tempo Worksheet

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Unit Used: Tempo

Optional: Complete the Tempo Worksheet

Option 1: Watch “The Composer is Dead” video

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Option 1: Watch “The Composer is Dead” video

Option 1: Video - The Composer is Dead (30 min)

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If the link is broken, google The Composer is Dead

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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Option 2: Play Games on MusicplayOnline

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Option 2: Play Games on MusicplayOnline

Option 3: Free play

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Option 3: Free play

Fill 4 tubs or hoops with instruments and enjoy playing along with music.

If students are open to it, have a free dance time too!

The song "Come on Dance" follows to get your students creating movement!

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