Middle School Lesson 2 New Piggyback

In this lesson you will
  • sing
  • create new piggyback songs
  • listen to a variety of songs

Objectives

  • I can sing songs with familiar melodies
  • I can write new words for a familiar melody

Teaching Procedure

1 Music Is Literacy

A note to parents, teachers, principals and admin.

Music education is important for all learners.

For more details copy and paste these links into your browser

https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2013/09/the-importance-of-keeping-the-beat/

Https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1656&context=stu_hon_theses

https://www.luther.edu/oneota-reading-journal/archive/2012/learning-literacy-through-music/

Https://www.ecu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/663701/SA-DECS-Fluency-doc.pdf

2 Read the Lyrics

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

What is the mood of the song? Is it silly or meaningful?

How do the words make you feel? Can you relate to the lyrics?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics? Why?

Song Used: She Waded In The Water

3 Sing song #78 She Waded in the Water.

The song, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” has often been used as a melody for piggyback songs.
Sing song #78 She Waded in the Water.

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Song Used: She Waded In The Water

4 Sing Pink Pajamas to the Same Melody

Sing “Pink Pajamas” to the same melody.

Pink Pajamas

Sung to the tune of “Battle Hymn of the Republic”
I wear my pink pajamas in the summer when it’s hot
I wear my flannel nightie in the winter when it’s not
And sometimes in the springtime
And sometimes in the fall
I slip between the covers with nothing on at all!

Glory, glory, hallelujah, Glory, glory what’s it to ya,
Balmy breezes blowin’ though ya
With nothing on at all.

5 Read the Lyrics

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

What is the mood of the song? Is it silly or meaningful?

How do the words make you feel? Can you relate to the lyrics?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics? Why?

6 Explore Songs and Choose Your New Melody - Sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Explore Songs and Choose Your New Melody

Sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

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7 Read the Lyrics

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

What is the mood of the song? Is it silly or meaningful?

How do the words make you feel? Can you relate to the lyrics?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics? Why?

8 Explore Songs and Choose Your New Melody - Clementine

Explore Songs and Choose Your New Melody

Sing Clementine

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Song Used: Clementine

9 OPTIONAL - Play Clementine on Ukulele

OPTIONAL - Do you have a ukulele at home?

If you do, play Clementine on Ukulele

It uses just two chords, F and C7

There is a whole ukulele section on this website, with links to some fun pop songs.

10 Read the lyrics

Read the lyrics.

Think about what the song means.

What is the song about?

What is the mood of the song? Is it silly or meaningful?

How do the words make you feel? Can you relate to the lyrics?

Did you learn a new word in this song?

What is your favourite part of the lyrics? Why?

11 Explore Songs and Choose Your New Melody - There's a Hole in my Bucket

Explore Songs and Choose Your New Melody

Sing There's a Hole in my Bucket

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12 OPTIONAL - Play There's a Hole in my Bucket on Ukulele or Recorder

OPTIONAL - Do you have a ukulele at home?

If you do, try playing There's a Hole in my Bucket on Ukulele

If you have a recorder at home, try playing There's a Hole in my Bucket on recorder.

There's a Recorder section on this website too!

13 Use the Search Engine to Explore Shorter Songs

You could also use a shorter song for your new piggyback song. If you don't know these songs, use the search engine to find recordings of them.

Frere Jacques (Are you Sleeping)
Twinkle Twinkle
BINGO
Row Row Row Your Boat
Three Blind Mice
Mary Had a Little Lamb

14 Choose a tune from one of the songs you’ve explored and write your own song.

Choose a tune from one of the songs you’ve explored and write your own song.
You can use one of the starter ideas given, or you can invent your own.
If you have time, write more than one verse
My mother...
I don’t like.....
My teacher...
Home school.....
Stay home...
Homework is.....

If you have a printer you can use the worksheet in the Supporting Resources.
If you don't have a printer, just write the assignment on lined paper. Illustrate if you like!

15 Review Lesson 1

Review Lesson 1.

Keep a list of the songs you like from each lesson, and sing them for fun!

If you have a printer, you can print the worksheet in Supporting resources.

If you don't have. a printer, write your song on paper.

16 ASSESSMENT

Your teacher will tell you what is required for the assessment.
Suggestions:
- a copy of your new piggyback song

17 Music Education Is Important!

Music Education is Important
- whether you are learning in a school or learning at home!