Grade 4 Lesson 10

Concepts:

In this lesson, you will:

  • #27 “Shine a Light for Peace” review rhythm band play along
  • #102 “The Brass Family” – learn about the brass family
  • color the brass family (or draw) worksheet
  • listening Kit 4 #3 “Fig Leaf Rag” – play easy cup game (performed by Canadian Brass)
  • Thanksgiving options:  Unit –  “Thankful Children,” word rhythms, or create accompaniment for a poem

Objectives

  • I can read and play rhythms.
  • I can describe the brass family.

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: Shine a Light for Peace

1 Review Page 1 of "Shine a Light for Peace" Rhythm Band

Find things at home to use for instruments.

Drum = ice cream bucket, large bowl or cardboard box
Shakers = fill small containers with rice, macaroni, or popcorn
Sticks = 2 wooden spoons or 2 spoons
Finger cymbal = substitute pool noodle scrapers or any metal sound (2 spoons)

Choose the part that you want to play. Practice the part on each page. Then, put the whole piece together.

Page 1 is used for all the verses in the song.

Song Used: Shine a Light for Peace

2 Review Page 2 of "Shine a Light for Peace" Rhythm Band

Review and practice page 2 of Shine a Light for Peace Rhythm Band.

Page 2 is used for each chorus in the song.

Song Used: Shine a Light for Peace

3 Play Your Part Along with the Song "Shine a Light for Peace"

Play your part along with the song, "Shine a Light for Peace".

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4 Learn About the Brass Family

Learn about the Brass Family.

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5 Print and Color or Draw the Instruments in the Brass Quintet

Print and Color or draw the instruments in the Brass quintet.

6 Learn a Cup Game to go with "Fig Leaf Rag" Played by the Canadian Brass Quintet

Learn a cup game to go with "Fig Leaf Rag" played by the Canadian Brass quintet.

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7 Thanksgiving Option: Explore the Activities in the Thanksgiving Unit

In the Thanksgiving Unit there are several activities for Grade 4:

1. Teach the song, “We are Thankful Children”.

2. Thanksgiving Wishes poem - there are two options for creating an accompaniment.
a) note highlights and b) ostinato

3. Word Rhythm Activity using Thanksgiving words. The first uses just 2 words, the second uses more words. Choose the activity that fits best with your students reading level