Q1W7-8 (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)

TeacherCatherine Holvey
Subject AreaElementary Music
Grade Level3rd, 4th, and 5th
Week #7-8
Unit of InstructionMusic Theory and Music and Movement
Standard(s) Taught

Move to show various forms (MU.3.S.3.2)

Listen and identify phrases and forms (MU.3.S.3.5)

Perform songs in class or stage in various forms (MU.3.S.2.1)

Sing songs with tempo changes (MU.3.C.1.2)

Write simple rhythmic phrases (MU.4.O.1.1.)

Sing songs with multiple parts that create different textures (MU.4.C.1.1)

Perform songs using appropriate dynamics, tempo, articulation, style, and mood (MU.4.C.1.1)

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will sing using their singing voices.

Students will sing and perform a folk dance. 

Students will be able to read the Treble Clef and identify various rhythms. 

Students will be able to sing in a round. 

Students will sing songs from Australia and Morocco. 

Students will compose their own rhythmic patterns. 

Students will be able to identify AB form. 

Students will come up with movements to show the different forms in a piece of music. 

Classroom Activities

Vocal Warm-up

  • Solfege and hand signals 

America the Beautiful with sign language

  • Singing voices

“A Ram Sam Sam”

  • Discuss the country of Morocco
  • What is a round?
  • Go over lyrics, add motions
  • Break up into groups and try singing a round

“John Kanaka”

  • Folk song
  • Teach lyrics and motions
  • Teach dance
  • Have students perform the folk dance while singing and keeping a steady beat

“Old Dan Tucker” “Never Smile at a Crocodile” – 3rd grade

  • Identifying musical form (AB)
  • Singing voice
  • Reading lyrics (across the curriculum) 

Review Treble Clef – (FACE, EGBDF)

  • Play review game


  • Song from Australia
  • Round
  • Singing Voice

Week of Oct. 1st – start recorder!

  • Teach/review how to hold a recorder
  • Classroom rules for recorder
  • Go over notes B, A, G

If more time is needed, review rhythms and/or sing “Three Little Birds”


Assignments Due

Recorder start the week of Oct 1st! Be sure to bring your recorders to music class then. 

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