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Students perform a song using correct rhythms, accurate pitches, and dynamic phrasing. They perform an accompaniment to "America" on Orff instruments.
Students compare and contrast Jamie Foxx's early musical career with the careers of J.S. Back and F.J. Haydn. They watch and discuss a segment of "VH1 Driven: Jamie Foxx," listen to a hymn, and complete a worksheet.
For this famous person worksheet, students read a passage about Mary J. Blige and then complete a variety of in-class and homework activities to support comprehension, including partner interviews, spelling, cloze, synonym matches, and scrambled sentences.
Eighth graders practice the conducting patterns for 2/4, 3/4 and 4/4 meter, and other conducting gestures. Using score study and music vocabulary, each student selects one of the conducting patterns and conducts a piece of music containing the selected pattern.
Seventh graders compose a series of melodic motifs that can be used as vocal warm-ups. Using proper melodic and rhythmic notation allows students to exercise their abilities to navigate a staff and meter. This demonstrates if they are able to modify according to changing musical challenges.
Learners sing Oh Shenandoah with correct notes, diction, a characteristic choral tone, appropriate style and have an understanding of the history of the lyrics. The version of Oh Shenandoah is for an SSA choir and was arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram.
In this music activity, students learn the difference between solo, duet and choir singing. Students read the information on the page and mark each type of singing, matching the pictures to the words.
In this Josef Haydn worksheet, students read about the composer and his works. Students then respond to a musical instrument question, a word scramble question, and solve a word search.
Twelfth graders complete a music listening log and then work in small groups to complete essays that answer a given set of questions about the music.
Students sing the song "My Love And I" by Sonja Poorman and Berta Poorman in this Music activity for the High School SSA choir. The activity is part of a unit that can be used to aid the performance and practice of the song in a choir setting.
Students develop aromaticity of recognizing letters. They recognize short o, /o/, in written and spoken words. Students read a story and discuss the shape their mouths make when saying the short o sound. They identify words with the short o sound.
High schoolers practice singing with complete vocal warm-ups in a unified tone. They perform sections of the following songs: "Lamentations of Jeremiah," "Soonah Will Be Done," and "Fairest Lord Jesus." As students sing, they practice intonation, correct rhythms in the descant, correct notes, accurate repeats and expressive musical phrasing.
Now that your kids know everything about the world around them, it's time to get them familiar with the importance of connecting and communicating with other people using digital technology. They engage in two different activities that help them reflect on all the ways technology helps them research, connect, collaborate, and create. The lesson plan is very well thought out and addresses many facets of digital literacy and online safety.
Setting goals, career exploration, and self-awareness are three major components found on the path to college. A wide variety of wonderful teaching tools are provided to help you facilitate an understanding of how simple it can be to plan out an academic career. Planning cards, charts, activity procedures, and web links makes this a handy resource, focused on getting your class ready for college.
What fun! Thinking about thinking! Whether used as a bell ringer activity or to develop learners’ analytic skills, the 65 quotations contained in this packet are sure to develop metacognition skills. Each quote is listed by author, is accompanied by response questions, and suggestions for how to use the quote in the classroom. Also included is a link to a free site that allows writers to post and interact with other schools.
They say art often imitates life. Learners research and write an expository paper on modern dance choreographer, Alvin Ailey. They focus on describing how his life and background has influenced his dance creations. This is a great way to incorporate an appreciation for the art of dance while fostering good research and writing skills.
Who needs music teachers? Kids in grade K-12, that's who. Learners examine the effect music programs have in high needs or urban schools. They view video clips depicting a variety of case studies where urban Los Angeles schools increased college attendance and decreased drop out rates through intense music education. Great for learners and school administrators alike.
Here are several activities intended to allow learners to understand who they are and how they can reach their personal career goals. They discuss community, support, personal achievement, and believing in oneself. It is a positive lesson plan that could shift some learners into believing they can achieve their goals. Remember the saying, "If you believe it, you can achieve it."
Ding! The bell just went off, and your class is already knee-deep in reviewing prepositional phrases thanks to this PowerPoint. Twenty-six slides cover 25 preposition activities, and a final slide shows a list of prepositions learners should memorize. Answers are not included, but having a month's worth of bell ringers at your fingertips is amazing!
Here is a week-long lesson on the roles of family members designed for first graders. In it, learners share stories of their families, listen to books about families read to them by their teacher, complete homework assignments and in-class assignments that are all about families, and create a large chart that lists the number of family members each student has. The lesson covers a lot of aspects of family life, and would be a good one to implement as a way of getting to know your pupils better.