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A lesson on Rhyme in Poetry using Music


Language Arts, Music  



Liz Albano

Integrated Music Lesson

November 22, 1996

Element to Teach: Rhymes

Grade Level: 2nd grade

Concept: The students will broaden their knowledge about rhymes through looking at poetry, books, and songs.

Objectives: The students will: Listen to a story with rhymes Discuss rhymes Listen to poetry with rhymes Find rhymes in music

Materials needed: Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss and The New Kid on the Block by Jack Prelutsky and the song “Round the Clock”.

Preliminary Procedures: The teacher will question the students about opposites; what they are and where we can find them.


1. The teacher will read the book and poetry of rhymes.

2. The teacher will ask the students for some of the rhymes they heard in the books.

3. The teacher will talk to the students about finding rhymes in songs, also.

4. The teacher will sing “Round the Clock” for the students, by giving them the starting pitch.

5. The teacher will sing a line and have the students repeat the line, all the way through the song.

6. The teacher will give the students the final starting pitch and the class will sing the song al

together, all the way through.

Closure: The teacher will discuss with the class where rhymes can be found and also discuss some examples. Review!

Evaluation: The evaluation will be an informal process by class discussion.

Follow – up: The students can find other places where rhymes can be found and discuss.

Musical Extension: If I were to teach a musical element with this lesson, I would teach the concept of form ABA.

Round the Clock

Round the clock the hours go, Sometimes fast and sometimes slow, Tell me what the two hands say, They will tell the time of day, Eight o’clock, it’s time for bed. Come with me, you sleepyhead.

Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face
Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.
Imagine if your precious nose
were sandwiched in between your toes,
that dearly would not be a treat,
for you’d be forced to smell your feet.
Your nose would be a source of dread
were it attached atop your head,
it soon would drive you to despair,
forever tickled by your hair.
Within your ear, your nose would be
an absolute catastrophe,
for when you were obliged to sneeze,
your brain would rattle from the breeze.
Your nose, instead, through thick and thin,
remains between your eyes and chin,
not pasted on some other place-
be glad your nose is on your face!

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