LESSON PLAN: Identifying musical notes
TEACHER:
MUSIC: Second grade

I. OBJECTIVE: 16 out of 19 learners will demonstrate ability to identify musical notes (whole, half, quarter) and the amount of time each note is held with 95% accuracy by completing, in cooperative groups, WS #1 and by playing instruments and holding the note for the time specified by the teacher.

II. SET (WHAT): Overhead, overhead transparencies, overhead markers, WS #1, music sheet poster, various musical instruments. Students will be seated during the demonstration of the lesson. Expectations for the lesson are that students will listen carefully to the directions so that they can successfully identify the musical notes and the length of time each note is held.

III. PROVIDING INFORMATION (HOW): (questions, modeling, sequencing, learning principles, monitoring, etc.) The teacher will model how to keep time dependent on which note is shown, using examples on the overhead and music sheet poster. After finishing, the teacher will ask the students questions about keeping time and music notes.

IV. GUIDED PRACTICE (MATERIALS): (monitoring, learning, practice, directions, questions, etc.) The teacher will model using a flute, identifying different notes on the overhead and holding the notes for the appropriate amount of time. The teacher will select a few students to identify the music notes and to keep time using the instruments passed out earlier.

CLOSURE (EVALUATION): (Does the activity meet the objective? All learners assessed?) 16 out of 19 learners will demonstrate ability to identify musical notes (whole, half, quarter) and the amount of time each note is held with 95% accuracy by completing, in cooperative groups, WS #1 and by playing instruments and holding the note for the time specified by the teacher.

V. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE (CONTINUING EVALUATION): Working in cooperative groups, students will complete WS #1 and practice keeping time by playing the notes for their partner for the appropriate length of time.

 

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