Grade 4 Lesson 16

In this lesson you will

review the staff, and the pitch names of the lines and spaces

Learn #44. “Clock Round” – sing, move, name notes, review note values

Learn about Scott Joplin and play 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

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.

6 Sing song #44 “Clock Round”

Sing the song.

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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