Unit 4: Lesson 11
Unit 4: Lesson 11
Revisit Central Theme in Seedfolks; Introduce the Compositional Technique--Rondo Form; Compose Seedfolks Themes
LITERACY "I CAN" STATEMENT
|Pacing: 80 Minutes
|Step 5: Compose Seedfolks Themes
Life & Learning Skills
Unit 5 includes the following Life & Learning Skills:
Differentiation Options will appear throughout the unit to suggest ways to scaffold or challenge student learning. Use the number of helping hands to select the level of differentiation that best supports student learning.
Key instructional steps where the arts are used to leverage literacy-learning (and vice versa) are marked with . Smaller leveraging moments also occur throughout the lessons.
Introducing the Lesson
Choosing a Central Theme
Starting the Lesson
"Now that we've decided our Seedfolks central theme, we're going to learn a new music technique to help us get ready for our whole class Seedfolks Composition. When I play the "Go" signal, move to sit with your Seedfolks Ensembles." (Play "Go" signal. Students move.)
Music Composition Terms
Introducing Rondo Form
Connecting Rondo Form to Seedfolks Composition
This unit has each ensemble composing a Seedfolks theme. Another option is to lead the class in composing one class-wide theme. This allows all students the opportunity to play in the recurring Seedfolks Theme (A) during the performance. Instead of individual ensembles writing a theme, the class would compose together. For more information on how to lead this activity, see this resource page.
Definition: Elements of Music
Brainstorming Seedfolks Theme Statement as Music
Introducing Seedfolks Theme Criteria
Use the Music Reflection Starters either posted on chart paper or projected on the document camera. Timing for each group to present and reflect is 5 minutes. Optional: You may wish to video or audio record each ensemble's Seedfolks Theme. For the final performance ensembles may want to listen to a recording to what was previously created.
Presentation and Reflection Process
Coaching Tips for the Arts: Creating Seedfolks Theme
Coaching Tips for the Arts: Presentation Management in the Classroom
"In our next lesson, we'll prepare to put our whole class Seedfolks Composition together."
Performing The Closing Ritual (Optional)
"To close our theater lessons, we'll appreciate our work and each other with a unified clap. On three we'll all clap once and say, 'Huh!' 1-2-3 (clap) Huh!"
CONGRATULATIONS ON COMPLETING LESSON 11! YOU ARE NOW READY TO MOVE ONTO LESSON 12 OF UNIT 4.
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