This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game!
Link to Lesson 1 of S-Cubed! Forbidden Pattern
“When the student is ready, the teacher appears.”
Well, it’s time to help our students take a big leap toward being ready to receive!
It’s called AWAKENING because the primary objective on the first day of this 3 day lesson sequence is to awaken our students to where they are headed for the next 9 lessons! S-Cubed is all about daily Success…except on this one day!
I use my S-Cubed program to prepare my own students for their adjudicated festival in Georgia. The standard for Middle School Sight Singing is extremely high in this state. At this critical juncture in the S-Cubed training system, I want to take a moment to let my students experience the high level of skill that will be required of them at the event. I want them to feel and experience what it would be like for them to walk into the Sight Singing room unequipped with all of the tools they need to do well under the pressure they are likely to feel at the event. So, on Day 1 of Lesson 19, we re-create the exact experience of the day of adjudication. On Day 1 of AWAKENING, for the first time, we deliberately set them up to fail by over-challenging them, and we use the failure to help them (and us) wake up to the work that still lies ahead in the process. We follow it up with a discussion. Because students really want to be successful, this experience helps them buy in to the final phase of the learning process of S-Cubed and trust that you know where you are headed and that you have the skills to get them there. Over the final 9 week period of S-Cubed, they will listen better and work harder as they continue to learn new skills and tools to help them become effective sight singers.
In Days 2 and 3 of Lesson 19, you will go back to the preparation process, and you will start moving in the direction of sharing new tools like drilling, working to improve balance and increase confidence in sections by using 2-part rhythm exercises. You will continue to develop their ability to locate pitch as you increase the difficulty of the “Follow the Hand” exercise. You will also begin preparation for the “RE, FA, LA” tool through the game Forbidden Pattern.
You’ll get 3 sight singing examples, 2 rhythm exercises, 3 written/oral warm ups, guidance on how to use Forbidden Pattern to introduce a new tool, direct links to video teaching tips for each days lessons as well as actual teaching examples of me doing the work with real students in a real classroom.
To see what to expect from Lesson 20, click here!
The lessons follow the normal daily lesson procedure outlined in the three freebies in the S-Cubed program (except on Day 1). Please check those freebies out if you haven’t done so already! (Written/Oral warm up; Group Rhythm Practice; Forbidden Pattern; Follow the Hand; Sight Singing Example).
Your students will stop moaning when you pull out the Sight Singing materials with S-Cubed! It is the 21st century way to improve how you teach Sight Singing. It is carefully progressive in sequence in a manner that encourages and increases the chances of success for your Upper Elementary and Middle School students each and every day. The daily success helps them to be more likely to enjoy the process of learning to Sight Sing.
The method is developed by a real teacher in a real classroom. S-Cubed is like a teacher workshop that includes lesson plans and lesson guidance by a teacher who is using it in his classroom everyday. These are real materials that are used in my classroom daily.
S-Cubed is the perfect system to use in the Chorus or General Music Classroom with inexperienced students. They will love “beating the page”!
One successful step at a time…The S-Cubed way! Start with Lesson 1 today, and with consistent implementation, your young students will be Sight Singing a capella in two parts with difficult rhythms and steps/skips combined in a matter of months just like the students in the video links.
It’s real. It’s proven. It works....the 21st Century Way!
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