|Teacher Name-: Velez
|Grade Level-: Kindergarten
Awareness through Music
||Music Standard 3:
Students will respond critically to a variety of works in the arts,
connecting the individual work to other works and to other aspects
of human endeavor and thought.
Students will enjoy listening to a song and identify the rhyming words.
||After listening to the song, Down By
the Bay by Raffi, the students will identify at least 5 rhyming sets
• describe the music’s context in terms related to its social and
psychological functions and settings (e.g., roles of participants,
effects of music, uses of music with other events or objects, etc.)
• describe their understandings of particular pieces of music and
how they relate to their surroundings
||Down By the Bay by Raffi
Chart with written song
Various colored markers
DVD, Tape and recorders
||Students will sit in a circle and list
all of their favorite songs on a chart. Some of them may choose to
sing their song. If no one has named the song, Down By the Bay, the
teacher will add this to the chart. The teacher will introduce Raffi
to the children by displaying his picture and many of his songs. If
books are available, they can be displayed. Refer to website in Resource
section to introduce Raffi and his works. Listen to his song and have
the students sing and enjoy the song. Then ask them to listen carefully
the third time, displaying a chart with his song. As they listen,
they are to clap when they hear the rhyming words. They can take turns
going to the chart and using colored markers around the words that
rhyme. Finally, put each of the rhyming pairs on a chart to display.
|Accommodations for Special
||Students who need to be challenged can
make their own rhyming words on cards. They can partner with others
who may have difficulty with this concept and practice together. Students
can also illustrate the chart with Raffi's song.
||Make individual word cards for the rhyming
words from Raffi's song. Let the children work in pairs to match the
rhymes. Play Raffi's song as they work.
|Assessment Of Lesson-:
||Did most of the children understand
and recognize the rhyming words? If not, what can I do to follow up
this lesson? Did I challenge the students who need more independence?
Was Raffi's song appropriate and fun for the children?
||I will create a center to reinforce
the rhyming concept. Students who are having difficulty can go to
the center, which will have a tape recorder and worksheets with songs
on them. They can highlight rhyming words. Teacher assistants of family
volunteers can assist with this. Are my students enjoying the songs
as well as learning more about phonemic awareness?