The #1 selling "Identify Form in Pop Music!" has four previous versions! You can download Part ONE (2013), Part TWO (2014), Part THREE (2015), and Part FOUR (2017) below!
Identify Form in Pop Music
Identify Form in Pop Music PART TWO
Identify Form in Pop Music PART THREE
Identify Form in Pop Music PART FOUR
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Kids love their pop music, right? Want to integrate it into your classroom? This is great lesson to do with 4th and 5th graders that lets them listen to their favorite pop music (as always, kid friendly 100% CLEAN!) while learning about musical form!
The lesson begins with an introduction to popular music and how the music is formulated by the artists songwriters. We talk about the intro, verse, chorus, bridge, and outro, and include the collision and the channel and then go onto our activity.
I cut out cards... a whole bunch of intros, verses, chorus, bridges, outros, channels, and collisions (or you can do it with a whiteboard/marker, or even as a unison class response) and give them to each student, then have have the kids sit on the floor. I then play an mp3 of a song which has 10 second clips of each of the sections (there is about a 2 second gap in between each clip and all clips are safe for little ears -- no profanity!) and have the students identify them by spelling them out on the floor in front of them. This works great if you're putting kids into groups of 2 or 3 as they try to figure out the form of the song.
It's a great compromise to having your kids listen to their music and still satisfy a 4th and 5th grade standard in identifying the structure of music!
The 2018 hit list:
Believer - Imagine Dragons
Feel it Still - Portugal
For the First Time - Darius Rucker
Good Old Days - Mackelmore
Let You Down - NF
Lights Down Low - MAX
Meant to Be - Bebe Rexha ft. Florida-Georgia Line
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have fun, kids LOVE this!