1. Topic-
Rondo Form
2. Content-
Music can have a specific form.
Content: Rhythm, Melody and Form
Multiple Intelligence's: Musical, Bodily-Kinesthetic and interpersonal
3. Objectives-
1.Students will listen and respond with movement to a selected piece of classical music.
2. Students will identify the varying parts of rondo form within the selected piece of classical music.
4. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Tell students that you have special music about a large mechanical clock in Vienna. (If possible, show a photograph of such a clock.) Have students find Vienna on a world map or name the country that Vienna is in (Austria) and tell them the title of the composition. Ask students to describe ways a composer might depict a large clock with music (steady pulse for ticking, use of chimes or bells).

B. Development-

2. Play the introduction and the "A" section of the recording and lead the class in "cross-country-skiing" motions with their arms to the steady beat. Stop the
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recording after the end of the first "A" section. Discuss whether the composer, Zoltán Kodály, depicted a clock musically in ways the students expected or not.

C. Practice-

3. Explain that the students will use the "cross-country skiing" with their arms and legs while moving around the room to the "A" section each time it occurs in the music, but then they will stop and get to create their own movements while standing in place, wherever they end up, for each new section. Each new section will need a brand new movement. Give students a few seconds to think of what movements they might make in place when a new section is heard. Form a circle facing clockwise (grade 3) or have students find a starting place scattered around the room if space permits (grades 4 and 5). Remind students about your rules or expectations regarding movement in the classroom.
4. Play the recording of "Viennese Musical Clock" as students use locomotor movement to each "A" section and non-locomotor movement to each different section. [Note to teacher: The complete form is Introduction - A-B-A-C-A-D-A-Coda. If you wish, use a hand drum or woodblock to signal the beginning of each section.]
Times for each section using Classics for Kids CD or website; may vary slightly with different recordings.
Introduction: 0:01-08
A 0:09-24
B 0:24-38
A 0:38-53
C 0:53-1:11
A 1:11-1:26
D 1:26-1:41
A 1:41-1:55
Coda: 1:55-2:03

E. Checking for understanding-

5. Have students sit facing your board and ask them to describe the sections of the music with letters, using "A" each time it returns and subsequent letters for each different section. You might use cards for each section, or supply each student with a pack of "form cards/shapes" in plastic baggies to map out or diagram the music's form (see teacher resource for diagramming form). Have students check their answer by listening to the recording again.
6. Explain that this form is called rondo, and that a common type of rondo form can be just A-B-A-C-A. Ask students to describe how the rondo form in "The Viennese Musical Clock" is different. (It is longer-an extended rondo-with a D section, and has both an introduction and a coda; explain the terms introduction and coda.)

F. Closure-

What form did we learn about today? (rondo) What is a
common type of rondo form? (A-B-A-C-A) What was the name of the piece we
listened to, moved to, and analyzed today? ("Viennese Musical Clock")
7. Evaluation-
Have students think of a word pattern in standard
rondo form as "passwords" to leave your classroom (for example, -pizza-burger-
pizza-hotdog-pizza"); use this as an assessment tool by noting students who
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have difficulty with this task. Also, throughout the lesson check for
understanding and demonstration of steady beat and form, noting whether
individual students were able to do so successfully.

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)