A lesson that addresses your Orff and Kodaly music curriculum while incorporating singing, movement, instruments, melody, rhythm, form and creativity. The folk song works well for reinforcing rhythm and/or melody using: quarter notes, quarter rests, eighth notes, sol and mi. The song has been extended with an original melody in the B section that allows for additional melodic study utilizing Do, Re, Mi, and Sol. Creativity is also addressed with detailed instructions on how to create a C section with your class. Detailed instruction on teaching a mixer dance gives your students a chance to move while they are singing and enjoying music.
The set of lessons and interactive slides include:
• 8 detailed lessons (with a 9th optional extension lesson) each 5-12 minutes (6 pages) plus an Orff arrangement are included for teaching the song, dance, Orff ensemble and activities to second and third grade.
• 8 detailed lessons (with a 9th optional extension lesson) each 5-12 minutes (5 pages) plus an adapted Orff arrangement are included for teaching the song, dance, Orff ensemble and activities to first grade.
• Interactive activity (2 slides for 2nd/3rd and 2 adapted slides for 1st) used to reinforce reading one or two measures of rhythmic patterns utilizing quarter notes, quarter rests and 2 eighth notes beamed. The activity is addressed in the lesson plan and has been created using PowerPoint 2010 and Smart Notebook 11. You will receive both documents: Smartboard Charlie O’er the Ocean – Rhythmic Reading and PowerPoint Charlie O’er the Ocean – Rhythmic Reading in order to select the one that works for your situation. (Please note if you do not have access to the Notebook 11 software you will not be able to open the Smartboard document which is why the PowerPoint document was included).
• Iconic pictures are included at the end of the lesson plans for those that would like to use the interactive activity without utilizing the computer or projector.
It is a perfect piece to add to a performance/concert or just to sing and dance in music class addressing curricular concepts as appropriate. You do not need to utilize the Orff arrangement in order for your class to enjoy making music with this product.
An extension of the lesson plan was also created. Feel free to check out Smartboard Music: What Do You Hear? – Rhythm Level 2
or PowerPoint Music: What Do You Hear? – Rhythm Level 2
. Both products are relatively the same and are sold separately.
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