Lesson: Leap Year Lesson

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Lesson Objective

SWBAT listen, discuss the text Leap Year, and sing or play the 4 ostinatos within the song at the same time as a class. LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE-Students will be able to verbalize using full sentences, what they have learned about the Leap Year from the text of the song.

Lesson Plan

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SONGS/MUSIC

 

 

 

 

 Common Core Standards
  • CC.5.L.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).
  • CC.4.L.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).
  • CC.3.L.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
  • CC.2.L.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
  • CC.1.L.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., I named my hamster Nibblet because she nibbles too much because she likes that).
  • CC.K.L.6 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.

 

 

Information

 

 

 

(Give and/or demonstrate necessary information)

 

 

 The definition of an Ostinato (2-5th grade)

 The definition of a Leap Year, why it happens, and how it occurs. (K-5th grade)

 

 

Verification

 

 

 

(Steps to check for student understanding)

 

 

 

Can students verbally define what an OSTINATO is?

(2nd-5th Grade)

Can state at least 1 fact about Leap Year?

(K-5th Grade)

 Did students play the correct part with their group?

 (2nd-5th Grade)

 

 

 

Activity

 

 

(Describe the independent activity to reinforce this lesson)

 

 

 

 1)Play the song Leap Year without the words and ask the students to guess what the song is about without listening to the words, and ask students to guess what they thought the song was about.

2)Play the song with the words.  Discuss what the song is about. LEAP YEAR.  What is it? When does it happen? Why does it happen?

3)The class sings each ostinato and ask them to clap the rhythm while they sing.

4)Depending on the grade level - students will either play Boomwhackers, Pitched Percussion,Recorders, or Drums in 4 sections -each section playing 1 of 4 ostinatos

 

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