Literacy Arts Lesson Plan by xiaopangnv


									I. Overview: The grade level we are aiming for is mid- to late- elementary students. The context
is a beginning orchestra, band, or choir, or a non general music class. The connection to the
C&A text is open-ended questions (chapter 7), comprehension, and “doing the book.” The focus
of the lesson is practicing and not giving up.

II. Learning Objectives:
        A. After completing this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate good practicing
techniques based on their understanding of the book

III. Standards Addressed:
        A. NAfME Standards:
               1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
               5. Reading and notating music.
               6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
               7. Evaluating music and music performances.
               8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines
               outside the arts.
        B. New York State ELA Standards
               Standard 2: Language for Literary Response and Expression: Students will read
               and listen to oral, written, and electronically produced texts and performances
               from American and world literature; relate texts and performances to their own
               lives; and develop an understanding of the diverse social, historical, and cultural
               dimensions the texts and performances represent. As speakers and writers,
               students will use oral and written language that follows the accepted conventions
               of the English language for self-expression and artistic creation.

IV. Instructional Plan:
        A. Preparation/Anticipatory Set:
               -Hand out melody (a challenging one but not too hard)
               - Sight-sing through the melody once
               -Get student feedback (what happened? Why?)
        B. Procedure and Activity:
               -Read Mole Music by David McPhail
               -Ask students some open ended questions (What was the book about? What
               happened? How does this connect to what we are doing? Did Mole give up on
               practicing? Why/why not?
               -Go through the melody as a class, explaining good practicing techniques as
               mentioned in the book
                       ~Tough intervals
                       ~Note by note
                       ~Slow it down
                       ~Not giving up
               -Sing through the melody all the way through successfully (hopefully!)
        C. Extensions:
               -Apply it to pieces they are performing/working on in their groups (choir,
               orchestra, band)
              -Apply to other subjects (studying is like practicing)

V. Materials and Resources:
      A. Melody hand-out
      B. Mole Music by David McPhail
      C. Some way of keeping pitch (pitch pipe, tuner)

IV. Assessment
       A. We will know we have met our objectives when the students thoughtfully answer the
       questions showing they can comprehend and can pull meaning from the text and apply it
       (taking what they learned from the book and applying it to what they are doing)

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