Grade 2 Lesson 2 (m.4)

Concepts:

Objectives

  • I can move to the beat.
  • I can draw what the music makes me think of.
  • I can identify so-mi-la patterns.

Teaching Procedure

1 Music IS Literacy

Parents, Teachers and Administration:

Music education is important for children.

Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!

2 Read the Lyrics for Father Abraham

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?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

3 Sing the song, "Father Abraham"

Read the lyrics as the song is sung.
Join in and sing, when you can.

Play the song a second time, and make up movements to the song.

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4 Read The Lyrics

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?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics?

5 Echo the Solfa notes - la so mi

Echo the Solfa notes - la so mi

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6 It's Raining, It's Pouring

Does it rain a lot in March where you live?

Sing the song.

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7 Play Match the Melody

It's Raining uses the solfa notes mi, so, and la.

Solfa is a way of naming notes that singers use.
Think of the song, "Do a Deer" - do re mi fa so la ti do

Choose Level 2 of Match the Melody. Match the Melody is Game #6 in the list of games.
Can you tell which melody is played?
Play the voice to hear the solfa.

8 Listen to Presto from "Summer" by Vivaldi

Watch the performance of Presto from "Summer" by Vivaldi.

Presto means to play very fast. Is this selection fast or slow? (fast)

What instrument is playing the solo? (violin)

In summer we have nice warm sunny days and we can have loud thunderstorms.
What do you think Vivaldi was thinking of when he wrote this?
What does this piece of make you think of?
Draw a picture that shows what the music makes you think of.

9 EXTRA: Try Clapping Rhythms Different Tempos

EXTRA - try clapping rhythms different tempos.

10 Assessment Suggestions

Your teacher will tell you what is needed for assessment.
In this lesson you might be asked to:
- send your teacher the picture of what Presto from "Summer" by Vivaldi makes you think of
- send your teacher a video of you singing "It's Raining"

11 Music Education is Important!

Music Education is Important
- whether you are learning in a school or learning at home!