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General Music

Itsy Bitsy Spider : Grade 2

National Standards

    ·Performing on instruments, alone and with other, a varied repertoire of music    

    ·Listening to, analyzing, and describing music

Ohio Academic Content Standards

    ·Creative expression and communication

    ·Analyzing and responding

Concept : Understand how to relate poems/words to music

Objectives : playing instruments related to different sounds of a poem


    ·Ask the students what types of weather occur during the spring, which are their favorites?

    ·Talk about the poem “the itsy bitsy spider”, does anyone know the poem?

    ·Go through the poem line by line, having the children repeat after me, then try the poem in two sections to have the         children remember it better

    ·Group the children into three groups

            1st group : the itsy bitsy spider, climbed up the water spout

            2nd group :  down came the rain, and washed the spider out

            3rd group : out came the sun, and dried up all the rain

            o all groups :  and the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again

    ·each group will be assigned a instrument or group of instruments to play at the end of their line of the poem

            o   group 1 : climbing noises: claves, wood blocks

            o   group 2 :  rain noises : rain stick, sandblocks, bell tree

            o   group 3: sun noises :  triangle, finger cymbals, high pitched drums

            o   all groups :  all groups can play on their instruments at end for the ending

    ·  have children recite the poem using the instruments after each of the lines

    ·  ask the students what sounds they could make themselves ( voice sounds, body percussion) that could be associated with the lines of the poem

    ·  have the students play the instruments and use sounds at the ends of the phrases


    ·  Have children put the instruments in front of them and sit on the floor

    ·  Ask the children what different arm/hand movements they could use to show the different lines of the poem


    ·  Determine if the students can describe the different lines of the poem with instruments, sounds, and movement


    ·   Have half of the students use the movements they just thought of to describe the music, while the other half of the class uses the instruments

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Mar 23, 2010, 6:06 AM