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Looking to use Middle School Lesson 26: Songwriting 1 in your Middle School classroom?

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

Middle School Lesson 26: Songwriting 1

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Concepts(s):
Tempo
Grades(s):
Middle School
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Introduction

In this lesson, you will:

  1. Review the basketball routine for “All Shook Up”
  2. Review “Hi! Ho! The Rattlin’ Bog”
  3. Optional: Play “Hi! Ho! The Rattlin’ Bog” on the Ukulele or Guitar
  4. Teach “Fish and Chips”
  5. Option 1a: Review the ukuleles chords D & A
  6. Option 1b: Play “Fish and Chips” on the ukulele
  7. Teach “Wallflowers”
  8. Show the tap and grab game
  9. Sing “Wallflowers” and play the game
  10. Option 1: Play “Wallflowers” on Ukuleles or Guitars
  11. Option 2: Teach the Orff arrangement for “Wallflowers”
  12. Play other 2 chord songs in D Major
  13. Read the lyrics for “Corner Grocery Store”
  14. Teach “Corner Grocery Store”
  15. Sing the “Corner Grocery Store” song
  16. Create a new verse for the song

Extension:

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can write a new verse for a song.

Review the basketball routine for “All Shook Up”

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Unit Used: Basketball Performance Ideas

Review the basketball routine for “All Shook Up”

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Review "Hi! Ho! The Rattlin' Bog"

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Song Used: Hi Ho the Rattlin’ Bog

Review "Hi! Ho! The Rattlin' Bog"

Sing the song and create movements.

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Optional: Play "Hi! Ho! The Rattlin' Bog" on the Ukulele or Guitar

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Song Used: Hi Ho the Rattlin’ Bog

Optional: Play "Hi! Ho! The Rattlin' Bog" on the Ukulele or Guitar

Two arrangements are available here. The one in the Key of G may be easier for your students.

Review “Fish and Chips”

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Song Used: Fish and Chips

Review “Fish and Chips”

Teach the three short songs by rote. Try dividing the class into two groups and sing two of the songs at the same time. If successful, divide into three groups and sing all three parts at the same time. Review what polyphonic music is: music with two or more melodies played or sung at the same time. This is
explained on page 13 of the student books. This song is a simple example of polyphonic music.

Option 1a: Review the ukuleles chords D & A

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Game Used: Note Toss!! – Ukulele Chord Identification

Option 1a: Review the ukuleles chords D & A

Option 1b: Play “Fish and Chips” on the ukulele

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Song Used: Fish and Chips

Option 1b: Play “Fish and Chips” on the ukulele

Teach “Wallflowers”

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Teach “Wallflowers”

Show the tap and grab game

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Show the tap and grab game

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Sing “Wallflowers” and play the game

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Song Used: Wallflowers

Sing “Wallflowers” and play the game

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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”

Play other 2 chord songs in D Major

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Play other 2 chord songs in D Major

Read the lyrics for “Corner Grocery Store”

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Song Used: Corner Grocery Store

Read the lyrics for “Corner Grocery Store”

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

Is it a funny song or a serious song?

How do the words make you feel?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

Teach “Corner Grocery Store”

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Song Used: Corner Grocery Store

Teach “Corner Grocery Store”

Teach the melody of "Corner Grocery Store" by rote.
• Sing or play a phrase and have students echo.
• Combine phrases.
• Sing or play the whole song and have students echo.

Sing the “Corner Grocery Store” song

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Song Used: Corner Grocery Store

Sing the “Corner Grocery Store” song

Watch the video and sing along with the verses given.

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Create a new verse for the song

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Song Used: Corner Grocery Store

Create a new verse for the song

If you’re able to print, do this on the worksheet.

If you don’t have a printer, write your verse or verses out on a piece of paper.

Sing your verses with the music. Do the words fit?

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