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A lesson on Rhyme in Poetry using Music
Music, Language Arts
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.