Project #3 Lesson Plan

4th Grade

 

 

Marjorie Cannon

July 18, 2005

 

 

1. Objective: Perform and maintain steady-beat patterns that include rests and accent the

                       first beat of each measure; to review locating Dıs on the keyboard and

                       focus primarily on D next to middle C

 

            

2. Purpose:  To reinforce the understanding of the steady-beat concept, Lesson 4, in Unit              

                      1 - Rhythm.

 

3. Materials:

                      - Keyboard Lab

                      - CD player

                      - Overhead Projector

                      - Rag Mop, CD 1-7

                      - Alfredıs Interactive Musician

 

4. Anticipatory Set:  The recording of Rag Mop is playing as students enter classroom.

 

5. Procedure: a)

                           - Students will listen to the recording of Rag Mop.  

                           - Is the beat steady or unsteady?

   - Students will Stomp-clap the steady beat.

                           - On which beat does the strong beat fall?

                        b)    

                           - Students will read and follow directions for playing Rhythm Game (see

                             below) on overhead screen.

                           - A sufficient amount of time will be allocated for students to work        

                              through each pattern.

                           - Students are paired in groups of 2 and assigned a rhythm pattern from

                              the Rhythm Game.

                        c)

                           - Using Alfredıs Interactive Musician students will do a quick review of

                              locating Dıs on the keyboard.

                           - Playing D next to middle C, students will practice the assigned rhythm

                             pattern with partner.   

 

6. Check For Student Understanding:

                           - Each group will perform its assigned pattern on D next to middle C.

                              

7. Closure: Groups will perform assigned rhythm patterns simultaneously.

 

 

8. Extension: Resume lesson on the steady beat; students will switch parts from the

                       Rhythm Game.  Locate Eıs on the keyboard.

 

 

Rhythm Game

 

Look at the four-measure patterns below. Each number represents one beat. Chant the numbers aloud and clap only those beats that are bracketed.

 

 

 

 

1. [1] [2] [3] [4]        [1] [2] [3] [4]          [1] [2] [3] [4]            [1] [2] [3] [4]

 

 

2. [1] [2] [3] 4           [1] [2] [3] 4            [1] [2] [3] 4               [1] [2] [3] 4       

 

 

3. [1] 2 [3] [4]          [1] 2 [3] [4]             [1] 2 [3] [4]               [1] 2 [3] [4]

 

 


4. [1] 2 3 [4]             [1] 2 3 [4]               [1] 2 3 [4]                  [1] 2 3 [4]             

 

 


5. [1] 2 3 [4]             [1] [2] 3 [4]              1 [2] [3] 4                  1 [2] 3 [4]                         

 

 


6.  [1] [2] [3] [4]        1 2  3  4                [1] [2] [3] [4]              1 2  3 [4]