In this lesson you will

Play Freeze Dance

Learn about composer Robert Schumann, and play along to Listening Kit 3 #6

Learn the poem, “In A Dark Dark Room” and try the poem with different dynamics

Write a spooky story with sound effects

Objectives

  • I can move and play with music
  • I can explain dynamics terms and symbols
  • I can create a story with sound effects

Teaching Procedure

1 Play Freeze Dance with the music

Teachers starts the music. When the teacher hits pause, all FREEZE.
Some teachers play this as an elimination - if you're moving after the music stops, you sit down.
- a fun variant is to have the kids freeze and make a pose. You might make a pose like a pumpkin or cat or skeleton.

2 Learn about the composer Robert Schumann

Watch the video to learn about the composer Robert Schumann

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3 Try playing along with this movement from Album for the Young

Try playing along with this movement from Album for the Young

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4 Review Dynamics Terms and Symbols

Read through the chart below to review dynamics terms and symbols.

5 Read the poem and try each line at a different dynamic level

Read the poem and try each line at a different dynamic level.

You might try starting loud and getting quieter.

Or you might try starting quietly and getting louder.

6 Write out the dynamics that you like for this poem

Write out the dynamics that you like for this poem.

You could download and print the worksheet from supporting resources.

OR - see the next photo: Number a piece of paper from 1-7 and write the dynamics that you liked the best.

7 Number a piece of paper from 1-7 and write the dynamics that you liked the best.

Number a piece of paper from 1-7 and write the dynamics that you liked the best.

Bonus points if you write down the term and the meaning.

8 Listen to a Spooky Story

Listen to a Spooky Story.

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9 Write your own spooky story

Write your own spooky story.

You can use the recorded sound effects in the activity, or you can create your own sound effects.

10 When your story is written, read it with sound effects

When your story is written, read it with sound effects

The link below will take you to the Halloween Unit.

Scroll down to 4. Halloween Sound Effects.

Select Spooky Sound Effects.