Lesson: Unit 2-3 1st Grade

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Lesson Objective

Students will read whole note, half notes, and quarter note rhythms in 4 beat patterns show comprehension by filling out the beat matrix in one of four 8 beat rhythms.

Lesson Plan


Teacher Guide




(Specify skills/information that will be learned.)

 SWBAT to correctly notatate the beat matrix of a 2 beat rhythm.

LANGUAGE OBJECTIVE-Students will be able to make accurate verbal statements comparing different beat matrixes using correct Tier 3 vocabulary.

-Whacky Gobbler

-Celebrate With Joy

-That's What Turkey's

    Have For Thanksgiving


Positive Behavior


(Give and/or demonstrate necessary information)


-Introduce symbols

-how to read the symbols using the beat matrix

-how to recognize the symbols in context of a rhythm


Disruptive Behavior


(Steps to check for student understanding)


Compose, clap and play boomwhacker in the correct rhythm indicated by rhythm on board.,


Other Resources

 MK-8 Boomwhacker songs



(Describe the independent activity to reinforce this lesson)



Playing a half note rhythm with boomwhackers Whacky Gobbler


Composing rhythms with beat matrix that use quarter, half, and whole



Student of the Week


 Common Core Standards

  • CC.1.SL.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • CC.1.SL.3 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
  • CC.1.SL.1.c Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.



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