1. Topic-
One and two sounds to a beat. One beat of silence (rest.)
2. Content-
Quarter note
Paired eighth notes
quarter rest (one beat)
Echo and decode rhythmic patterns
singing voice
speaking voice
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Pats and/or plays steady beat
2. Echoes in head voice with correct pitches
3. Copies rhythmic pattern correctly
4. Objectives-
1. Know the difference between a singing voice and a speaking voice.
2. Students pat and/or walk with a steady beat.
3. Students sing alone and with others (together.)
5. Materials and Aids-
1. Signs "echo" and "decode"
2. Bags with popsicle sticks and one eraser (for rest)
3. Smartboard to project popsicle stick patterns
4. Orff instruments to play bourdun (a bass accompaniment made up of the first and fifth scale degree) to our song/game.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Move It Vol 2 Track 4 "Surprise" Symphony by Haydn (students enter listening to music/go directly to movement on smartboard)
2. Ask students to echo melodic line.
3. Ask students to decode melodic line while playing piano.

B. Development-

1. Tell students we will practice writing and playing one and two sounds to a beat.
2. Use popsicle stick slide and demonstrate the rhythmic pattern to "Surprise" Symphony.
3. Have them echo, then decode.

C. Practice-

1. Make several more patterns, using the pretzel music symbol to signal when done.
2. Have several students make patterns in beat boxes.
3. Tell students we will play a game using one and two sounds to a beat.
4. Have students pat a steady beat as they echo-sing each phrase of "Lost My Shoe."
5. Show music on the smartboard. Have everyone sing together.
6. Discuss which measures of the melody use a singing voice and which measures use a speaking voice.
7. Explain that the last part of the song will be divided as a leader sings a question and the students will sing an answer.
8. Practice walking around the room in a steady beat while singing. When the speaking section starts, stop moving and stand in one place until the end.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Ask each child to remove one shoe.
2. Students walk around and sing the first part of the song. Stop and speak the second part.
3. The teacher chooses a show and sings "Yoo hoo! Whose shoe?" One student answers "My shoe! Thank You!"
4. That student then goes to the xylophone and plays the steady (walking) beat on the xylophone while the game continues.
5. Add more students playing xylophones as the game continues.
6. When all instruments are used, the next student can "bump" a student off.

E. Checking for understanding-

1. Assess students if they answer leader using the head voice and matching pitch.
2. Assess students if they can play a steady beat on the xylophone.
3. Assess students if they correctly copy the pattern of popsicle sticks.

F. Closure-

1. Show Flashcards with rhythmic patters and have students echo pattern with du and du-de
2. Close with an echo song ("Oh my")

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