Project #4 Junior High Lesson Plan

Mary Montgomery


Lesson for Sixth Grade Keyboard Class



1.         OBJECTIVE:

Students will review and identify the line and space names of the Grand Staff.


2.         PURPOSE:

            To improve their sight-reading ability to play the keyboard better.


3.         MATERIALS:

- Computer laboratory.

- Music Ace II: Unit #3 - Note Names/Lesson #4 - Review line and space names

  of the grand staff.

            - Work Sheet copies - Words Games #4, fill-in note letter names to make words.

- Word Puzzle:  Write a grand staff note puzzle on big manuscript paper chart: for

  example - EAGLE BADGE.  Leave note letter names blank. 



Ask students to fill in the missing note names and solve the word puzzle.


5.         PROCEDURE:

a) Review prior knowledge: ask students to name the following:

- Treble line names, and slogan (Every Good Bird Does Fly).

            - Treble space names, and the space word F A C E.

            - Base line names, and slogan (Great Big Dogs Fight Animals).

            - Base space names, and slogan (All Cows Eat Grass).

            - and, describe where Middle C is located on the grand staff?


b) Discuss Objective:

            - Tell students they will review and identify the letter names of the

  grand staff.

            - Ask: What do you think is the purpose of this lesson?

            - Ask: Why should we know how to sight-read?

- How can good sight-reading improve your keyboard performance?


            c)  Music Ace #II

Instruct students to login and select Music Ace #II.

- Select Unit #3/Lesson #4.

- Complete the lesson at their own pace, and raise their hand when they

  are done so that I may check their work.


            d) Work Sheet - Word Game #4

- Have students who finish early start their worksheet - Word Game #4.

- When all students have finished the Word Game, have them compare their

  answers with their partner and make any corrections.



- Circle around the room, and check for comprehension and provide feedback.

- Assign grades on the completed worksheets.


7.         CLOSURE:

            -  Have students give their answers from the worksheets.

-  Ask students why do they need to practice sight-reading the grand staff?

-  Ask students to describe other ways they can improve their sight-reading.

- Have students put their worksheets in their portfolios.

-  Give positive feedback to all students.


8.         EXTENSIONS:

The next lesson is on reviewing and identifying one ledger lines above and below the grand staff.