Grade 2 Lesson 27

Concepts:

In this lesson, you will

  • sing Welcome to Music
  • #72 “Father Abraham” – sing, move
  • review  #69 Pizza Hut
  • echo solfa – m sl
  • #66 “It’s Raining” – read, sing, Orff arrangement or create ostinato/effects,
  • Dr. Foster poem – create accompaniment for the poem
  • review #71 “Rain on the Green Grass”
  • Match the Melody
  • Presto (Summer) by Vivaldi from The Four Seasons
  • extra, if time:  Tempo Tool

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing, chant, and move to music.
  • I can read rhythm and melody patterns.
  • I can create accompaniments for poems and songs.
  • I can describe and use different tempos.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Welcome to Music

1 "Welcome to Music" - play along with scrapers

Find some scrapers and play along!

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Song Used: Father Abraham

2 Sing the Song, "Father Abraham"

Listen to a verse of the song.

Play the video again, and sing and move to the song.

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Song Used: Father Abraham

3 Copy the Movements for the "Father Abraham" Teacher Demo

Copy the movements if you need ideas for the song.

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Song Used: A Pizza Hut

4 Review "Pizza Hut"

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5 Echo the Solfa Notes m sl

Echo the Solfa notes m sl.

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Song Used: It's Raining

6 It's Raining, It's Pouring

Does it rain a lot in March where you live?

Listen to the song.
Play it again and sing along.

If you have Orff instruments, teach the Orff arrangement. It's in supporting resources above.
If you don't have Orff instruments, invite students to create an ostinato accompaniment or a sound effects accompaniment to the song.

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7 Learn the Poem "Dr. Foster"

Read the poem together.

Accompany the poem with instruments. Try these ideas out!
1. Play the rhythm of the words on different instruments
2. Create rain sound effects with rainsticks, rhythm sticks, ocean drum, finger snaps, pats, stomps, crinkling newspaper, Orff instruments or tone bars.
3. Highlight words of the poem and choose instruments to play on those words.

Which way do you like the best? Discuss.
You could use the song "It's Raining" as an A section and the poem as B section in a performance.

Song Used: Rain on the Green Grass

8 Review #71 "Rain on the Green Grass"

Review this song.

You could use this song as part of a rain performance along with the poem and song above.

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9 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 or the keyboard to hear just the melody.

10 Listen to Presto from "Summer" by Vivaldi

Watch the performance of Presto from "Summer" by Vivaldi.
This is a safeshare link. If the link doesn't work, google "Summer by Vivaldi live performance" to find one.

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.

11 EXTRA: Try Clapping Rhythms Different Tempos

EXTRA - try clapping rhythms different tempos.

Choose the level most appropriate for your students.