Grade 4 Lesson 16

In this lesson, you will:

  • review the staff, and the pitch names of the lines and spaces
  • #44. “Clock Round” – learn the song; sing, move, name notes, review note values
  • learn about Scott Joplin and play an easy cup game with “Favorite Rag”

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can read melodies and rhythms.
  • I can sing and move to music.
  • I can create movement to music.

Teaching Procedure

1 Review the Staff: Activities 1-14

Read and review the staff, clefs, the treble clef, numbering of lines and spaces, and naming notes in lines and spaces.

2 Draw a Staff and Practice Numbering Lines/spaces and Naming Notes

Virtual: Have the students draw a staff. Have them find 5-8 coins, buttons, or small crackers/cereal to use as "notes"
Practice putting notes on the staff as follows:
- put a note on line 1. - put a note on line 5. - put a note on line 3
- put a note on space 1. - put a note on space 4. - put a note on space 2

Say the pitch names of the lines: E G B D F, then practice putting notes on them.
- put a note on E. - put a note on G. - put a note on B. - put a note on D. - put a note on F
- then mix up where to put notes.

Say the pitch names of the spaces: F A C E, then practice putting notes on them.

Teach where C and D are placed, then practice them.

Have the students spell musical words. Here are some to get you started: Cafe
Egg, Cabbage, Baggage, Deed, Deaf, Bead, Bed, Bead, bed, Caged, Deaf, Bade, Aced, Beg ,fade, Faded, Age, Cab, Badge
Faced, Decaf

In Person: do the same. If students don't have materials to draw a staff, give them a photocopied staff and 5-8 bingo chips in a ziplock bag. (A pack of 900 bingo chips/counters on Amazon is $20 or less) Or cut notes out of cardstock for students to use.

3 Optional: Play Pop Quiz Treble Clef Spaces

Optional: students can practice naming notes with the pop quizzes.

When you have finished quiz 1, close and open the next quiz.

4 Optional: Play Pop Quiz Treble Clef Lines

Song Used: Clock Round

5 Name the Notes in Song #44 “Clock Round”

Name the notes in the song.

Read the rhythms together.

Sing the pitch names in the song.

Song Used: Clock Round

6 Sing Song #44 “Clock Round”

Sing the song.

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Song Used: Clock Round

7 Watch the Class Do the Movements for the "Clock Round"

Watch the movements that the students do to this song.

Virtual: create movements that you can do as a solo.

In-person: create movements that you can do safely (play the recording above if you can't sing).
Other options include playing the melody on Orff instruments, or teaching the Orff arrangement for the song.

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8 Learn About Scott Joplin

Watch the video to learn about Scott Joplin.

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9 Learn An Easy Cup Game to "Favorite Rag"

Watch the cup game for "Favorite Rag".

In-person or virtual: Do the pattern on the cups, and keep it - don't pass. Just pick it up and set it down.

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10 Favorite Rag Audio