Grade 4 Lesson 12

In this lesson you will

Play a movement game using different tempos for #35 “My Bonnie”

Complete a tempo worksheet or complete a Pop Quiz on tempo terms

Perform rhythm compositions at a variety of tempos

Learn about the percussion family

Play the game, “What Instrument did you Hear?”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can describe the percussion famiily
  • I can define and perform using a variety of tempos

Teaching Procedure

Song Used: My Bonnie

1 Do a fun warmup with song #35 "My Bonnie"

Do a fun warmup with song #35 "My Bonnie"

Each time there is a letter B in the song, change from sitting to standing --- or from standing to sitting. Have fun!

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2 Perform rhythms at a variety of tempos

Perform rhythms at a variety of tempos.

Try levels 3-4-5 or 11-12-13.

To learn or review what the tempo terms mean, open and read the teaching slides in the activity.

3 Complete a tempo worksheet

Complete a tempo worksheet

You can print the worksheet from the supporting resources.

If you don't have a printer, write the answers on a plain piece of paper.

4 Play the Pop Quiz - Terms - Tempo

Play the Pop Quiz - Terms - Tempo

5 Learn about the percussion family

Learn about the percussion family

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6 Create a composition using virtual unpitched (non-pitched) percussion instruments

Create a composition using virtual unpitched (non-pitched) percussion instruments.

Create a 16 beat rhythm, and decide which instrument(s) to use to play it.

7 Play the game, "What Instrument do you Hear?"

Play the game, "What Instrument do you Hear?"

8 Thanksgiving Options

Thanksgiving Options can be found in the Thanksgiving Unit.

1. Performance song - We are Thankful Children

2. Create an accompaniment for a Thanksgiving poem

3. Create a Thanksgiving word rhythm composition