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Writing Lyrics: Syllables and Rhythm

Writing Lyrics: Syllables and Rhythm
Writing Lyrics: Syllables and Rhythm
Writing Lyrics: Syllables and Rhythm
Writing Lyrics: Syllables and Rhythm
Writing Lyrics: Syllables and Rhythm
Writing Lyrics: Syllables and Rhythm
Writing Lyrics: Syllables and Rhythm
Writing Lyrics: Syllables and Rhythm
Product Description
Do your students sing their own lyrics to known songs? Need to explain why some lyrics work and others ‘almost’ work? Using Mary Had a Little Lamb as a template, this packet will help budding musicians and lyricists learn to write, analyze and improve their lyric composition skills. Concepts explored include rhythmic units and syllable numbers per beat; lyric structure and accented/ stressed syllables on the beat.

Inside you will find:

Student Objectives/ I Can Statements
Mary Had a Little Lamb Sheet Music and Boomwhacker®**colored score
Lesson Guide including Warm-up Games
Slide: beat icons
Worksheet: beat icons, B and W student copy
Worksheet: Syllable numbers to the beat
Answers: Syllable Numbers
Worksheet: Rhythm and Syllable Numbers
Answers: Rhythm and Syllable Numbers
Slide: Maxwell Had a Dinosaur (slide)
Slide: Charlie Had a Rocket Ship (slide)
Slide: Annie Had a Crocodile (slide)
Worksheet: Piggy Had a Plan to Build
Answer Example: Piggy had a Plan to Build
Worksheet: Write lyrics about a ladybird
Answer Example 1 and 2: Ladybird lyrics
Worksheet:Syllable numbers with colors
Answers: Syllable Number
Word Bank: Same Rhythm and Syllable Numbers
Word Bank Worksheet: Word Bank Ideas for New Lyrics
Slide: Teacher Sneezed a Slimy Worm
Worksheet: Own words, same rhythm
Worksheet: Accented syllables
Answers: Accented syllables
Slide: Rhythms with 3 or 4 sounds to a beat– tri-o-la, ti-ka-ti-ka, ti–ti-ka, ti-ka–ti
Slide and Worksheet: Change the rhythm and syllables
Slide: Grandfather Had a Crocodile- analysis of changed rhythms
Worksheet: own rhythm, own lyrics
Self-assessment: reflect on, perform and redraft lyrics

**Boomwhackers is a registered trademark of Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC

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Products to help each student's musical understanding:
Melodic Motion – Step, Skip, Leap, Repeat
Sing, play, analyse and read Mary Had a Little Lamb– perfect for beginners!
Mary Had a Little Lamb–Rhythm and Melody.
Looking for more Spring Music rhythms and melodies to practice?
Spring Music–Rhythm and Melody Worksheets

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Total Pages
42 (including cover, tou, credits, contents)
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
N/A
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