1. Topic-
End of Sentence Correct Punctuation
2. Content-
Sing to the melody "If your happy and you know it" while putting new words in song to learn 3 different punctuation marks.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
2.Singing alone and with partner.
4. Objectives-
1.Visually distinguish the 3 different punctuation marks.
2.Mentally know (with buzz words) what punctuation mark goes at the end of every sentence.
3.Be able to change their tones with the high and low notes in the song.
4.To be able to use movement, (air writing and clapping) during certain parts of the song.
5. Materials and Aids-
Pictures of a period, question mark,exclamation mark and hands (for clap). All on different colored paper.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Have children sit down on floor.
2.Explain to children we will be learning what punctuation belongs at the end of a sentence.
3.Pair children together with a partner.

B. Development-

1.Show and discuss with children the pictures of the period, exclamation point, and the question mark.
2.Discuss with children when on of these pictures are held up, that is the punctuation they are to say.
3.Demo to children how to "air write" the 3 different punctuation marks and explain when ever in the song they hear that punctuation word, to air write it in the air.
4. Discuss body movement of 2 claps at the end of each line sang
5. Hum the melody "If your happy and you know it" with the children and go over the new words that we will sing.

C. Practice-

1. Sing as a group the melody with the new words.
2. Have a couple students to the front of the class to demonstrate with pictures, air writing and clapping
3.Practice song as a group with words, air writing and clapping.

D. Independent Practice-

Have children turn to their partner and sing and do all body movements so they can see each other.

Checking for understanding-

1.Does class perform with the correct pitches, rhythms an body movements?
2.Ask students what motions the (air writing)means.
3.Does students understand when we sing "ask a question" it means question mark, when we sing "excited" it means exclamation point, and when we sing "statement" it means period.

G. Closure-

1.When leaving my class(kind of a ticket out) have children one by one show me air writing to which ever punctuation I say to them
Teacher Reflection-
The 3rd graders will be learning about punctuation on the end of a sentence. I have made a song up with "buzz words" to remind them which punctuation should be used. Also, to help them remember the the 3 different punctuation marks, I will have them "air Write" each one when it is said while singing the song.

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