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Students will learn about rhythm.
Be familiar with the musical definition of “rhythm” as defined on the UEN The Music Factory video segment on rhythm. Definition: Rhythm is the oldest form of music. It encompasses the elements of beat or pulse, accent, pattern and tempo.
Option: Teach this lesson as a follow up to a previous lesson on rhythm in which you show the UEN video segment on rhythm.
Note: Use the syllables to create different rhythms of a name, e.g., Q=quick; S=slow
1. Demonstrate a positive learning attitude.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written, and nonverbal form.
Invitation to Learn
Write the teachers name (Mrs./Ms./Mr. ________) on the board. Clap a rhythm for the name. Model various ways to hear the rhythm using body percussion (snapping, clapping, or stomping).
Scary things are seen.
Soon it will be
Hint: Only introduce one new instrument at a time, modeling specific rules and procedures for using that instrument.
Rogers, N. (2003). Improving Students’ Literacy through the Use of Rhythm and Rhyme. Illinois. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 479865)
This research study focuses on first grade students who read below grade level. It focuses on rhythm and rhyme to increase reading skills. The students’ knowledge of letters and sounds improved, which increased confidence in their reading ability.