Grade 4 Lesson 7

Concepts:

In this lesson you will

Learn to sing song #21 “Bats”  and add sound effects

Learn about skips and steps

Learn to sing and play #22 “Ma Ku Ay” a  titi torea from New Zealand.

Write Spooky Story (Halloween Unit) and add sound effects

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can sing and move to music
  • I can create sound effects for a story
  • I can read rhythms in 3/4 meter

Teaching Procedure

1 Listen and sing along with the song, "Bats"

Listen to the song, "Bats"

Play the video again and sing along

Can you create a sound effect for the "ee ee ee" in the song?

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2 Listen to the note highlights for the song, "Ma Ku Ay"

Listen to the note highlights for the song, "Ma Ku Ay"

Pause the video at the end of each line and sing it back.

Echo the solfa as well!

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3 Watch the kids play the stick game with "Ma Ku Ay"

Watch the kids play the stick game with "Ma Ku Ay"

Find something at home to use for sticks.
Two wooden spoons or two spoons could work.

Play the video again and try the patterns that the kids are doing.
If you have someone at home, try this as a partner game.

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4 Watch a Maori titi torea performed by singers at the Polynesian Cultural Center

Watch a Maori titi torea performed by singers at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Can you create some new patterns for Ma Ku Ay after seeing the experts play the stick game?

5 Listen to a Spooky Story.

Listen to a Spooky Story.

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6 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.

7 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.