1. Topic-
2. Content-
Sol, Mi, compose, note head, stem, ta, ta-ti, melody
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Maryland Music Indicator:

Experience performance thorough singing and playing instruments
4. Objectives-
Enduring Knowledge of Content and Skills:

Students will be able to compose melodies using sol and mi.
5. Materials and Aids-
SeeSaw Worksheet, SeeSaw Rhythm
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Review Sol & Mi patterns aurally (a cappella and with the piano)

2. Objective. Define vocabulary. What is a composer

B. Development-

1. Review sol & mi on the staff. Where does sol go? Where does mi go? Practice by placing notes on the board and seeing if the students can do this alone.

2. Chant "SeeSaw" to the students. Discuss what the rhythm would be and have volunteers to come write it on the board.

3. Discuss with students that we are going to be putting a melody to SeeSaw.

C. Practice-

1. BEFORE MODELING/DEVELOPMENT, play "Doggie, Doggie" with the students as a warm-up.

2. AFTER MODELING/DEVELOPMENT, have a variety of students come up to the board to practice notating as a class.

D. Independent Practice-

SeeSaw Worksheet

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Auditory Learners - Use the piano and sing sol mi.

2. Visual Learners - Teacher uses Curwen hands and write the notation on the board for visual support.

3. Kinesthetic Learners - Students will use body movement (shoulders and hips) to represent sol & mi. Students will use Curwen hand signs for a representation of sol & mi movement.

F. Checking for understanding-

Formative Assessments: Observe and evaluate students as they perform using Curwen Hand Signs, notating rhythm/pitches on the board, and substituting sol and mi for the text of the song.

G. Closure-

1. Review Vocabulary - Make Chart with students of words we already know.

2. Review Objective
7. Evaluation-
Summative Assessments: Observe and evaluate students as they compose sol and mi on the staff and read new songs containing sol and mi.

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