Lesson Plan One
Topic: Popular Music
Stage of Learner/Class: Stage 4
Lesson Purpose: Students compose a piece in groups using only the voice
Prior Knowledge: ‘Scat Round’ lesson
Question/ Sub Question: How can the voice be used within popular music?
4.3, 4.4, 4.5 and 4.8 / LS.3, LS.4, LS.5, LS.7, LS.10
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Students working behind desks for the first 40 minutes of class. Provoking discussion amongst the class in a safe, responsible and civil environment. Students can answer their worksheets in small groups, so as long as there is no disruptive chatter. Walk around and check students progress when they are working on the work sheets.
For the remaining 25 minutes students break into groups of 3 – 5 people. Ensure that everyone has a group. Whilst the groups are working on their compositions, walk around and check each groups progress, ask questions, offer advice and let them play their ideas to you. Ensure that all students are participating.
How can the voice be used in music? Through watching videos, listening to music, answering questions, having class discussions and creating vocal/body percussion compositions, students gain an understanding of the creative potential the voice has when used in an unconventional fashion.
A variety of support for completing the activities will be given to students. Written instructions, verbal instructions and also modeling and demonstrations of answers. Further individual support will be given to students who ask or whom I feel need it.