Here is the lecture notes (with examples and instruction for the teacher) for Unit 4. While I have introduced pitch in previous units, I feel that rhythm is easier to master first. Students should have mastery of the concept of various rhythms (whole note through sixteenth note) and time signatures before beginning Unit 4.
In Unit 4, you will teach students how to count out rhythms as well as write the "counts" under the staff. We talk about proper form and how to check oneself for accuracy.
We begin discussion and description of dotted rhythms and ties, and why they exist.
I also introduce rhythmic dictation, which is the idea that a student can write out what they hear me play. I give instruction as to how I go about doing this in my classroom as well as giving examples.