1. Topic-
Rhythms: Ta, Ti-Ti, and Tika-Tika
2. Content-
Ta is a quarter note, it equals one beat in common time. Ti-Ti is an eighth note, it gets 1/2 a beat in common time. Tika-Tika is a sixteenth note, it gets 1/4 of a beat in common time.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. To learn and be able to identify Ta, Ti-Ti and Tika-Tika.
2. To be able to listen to and play back Ta, Ti-Ti and Tika-Tika
3. To be able to identify the note values when written on a staff.
4. Objectives-
1. The student will be able to look at a staff, identify the rhythms and play them back.
2. The student will be able to listen to rhythms played by the instructor and play them back.
5. Materials and Aids-
Rhythm sticks, wood blocks, shakers, cowbells
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Sing a song that involves each rhythm separately, then together.

B. Development-

1.Introduce each rhythm (Ta, Ti-Ti, Tika-Tika), write them on a staff and play each one twice.
2. Show the proper way to play each instrument and how to use them effectively.
3. Model how they are drawn on the staff.

C. Practice-

1. Each student will be given a different instrument to practice the rhythms. They will sit in a circle and the instructor will have cards with several different rhythms on them. They will go around the circle and play the rhythms back to the instructor.
2. In small groups, one student at a time will play different rhythms and the other students will play that rhythm back.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Each student will be given a sheet of rhythms, they will then identify the various Ta, Ti-Ti, or Tika-Tika arrangement
2. Each student will draw Ta, Ti-Ti and Tika-Tika.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Rhythm Baseball - the class is split in two teams, one on "the bench" and one up at bat. The instructor will throw (play) a rhythm for the student and the student must hit (play) it back. If they are correct, the student will move to first base. Same rules as baseball apply (3 strikes = 1 out, 3 outs = new inning).

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Each student will play a rhythm from a card for the instructor.
2. Each student will be asked to identify Ta, Ti-Ti and Tika-Tika in various settings.

G. Closure-

1. The students will be asked what they learned about the three rhythms (Ta, Ti-Ti and Tika-Tika).

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