Wesley Heights, Year one
Eaddy – Meagan Cascone
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will be able to recognize repetition in poetry.
- Students will be able to read poetry, accenting certain parts.
- Students will be able to read poetry with a certain rhythm.
ELAGSE4RF4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
- Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
- Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
- Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
ESGM4.CR.2 Compose and arrange music within specified guidelines.
- Create rhythmic and melodic motives to enhance literature.
ESGM4.CN.1 Connect music to the other fine arts and disciplines outside the arts.
- Discuss connections between music and the other fine arts.
- Discuss connections between music and disciplines outside the fine arts.
ELA & Music
The students remained in their desks for this activity.
The four types of body percussion we focused on during this activity were clapping, stomping, chest drumming, and hand swiping. When the PAIR specialist set up the activity, she had a discussion with the class about different music terms that could be used to describe the different percussive sounds, such as volume, tempo, rhythm, and quality.
The teacher had created a powerpoint that described to the students which form of body percussion went with which word or phrase in the poem “I do not like green eggs and ham” by Dr. Suess. For example, anytime “green eggs and ham” was said, the students would use chest drums and anytime “Sam I am” was said, they would use stomps.
The teacher then broke down each part of the poem with the class. They would read and percuss all together at a slower tempo to start out and then as they repeated the section, the tempo would increase each time. They did this for all of the sections and then did the entire poem all together.
The students LOVED this activity! The teacher really got into it with them and they were engaged the entire time, constantly wanting to challenge themselves to pick up the tempo.