1. Topic-
Rhythmical Notation
2. Content-
Rhythmical notation, time signatures, beats, specific notes beat values
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Students Will Be Able To:
1. Explain the beat values of different time signatures
2. Explain rhythmical notation
3. Write a basic rhythm in common time
4. Objectives-
1. Instruct notation and note value
2. Teach time signatures and measures
3. Show in class ability to comprehend lesson
5. Materials and Aids-
Measure paper. Pencil, Whiteboard
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Brief introduction to musical composition
2. Graphic overview of all different note types
3. Audio Examples (beatdowns)

B. Development-

1. Set tempo (BPM - Beats per minute)
2. Write example on white board, basic quarter notes in common time
3. Play example

C. Practice-

1. Instruct students to do the same, set time signature of common time and ask for the same rhythm
2. Review/Correct
3. Ask for the same practice only using 8th notes

D. Independent Practice-

1. Assign homework utilizing common time
2. Ask for fluent understanding of quarter, eighth, and sixteenth note structure with in common time.
3. Ask students to compose two bars utilizing the notes and be able to count them out loud.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Break down beat's by syllable (One-e-and-ah)
2. Teach them how it sounds on their respective instrument and or vocally

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Assess homework
2. If less than expected implement methods shown above
3. Positive reinforcement shown to whole class for comprehension

G. Closure-

1. Review of all material
2. Overview of next lesson
7. Evaluation-
1. Graded in class work review
2. Graded homework review
8. Teacher Reflection-
Assess class progress as a whole and gauge where to start the next lesson off by that. Utilize all engaged time wisely, stay on task while still accommodating those slower to adapt.

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