Monday, January 17, 2011

4th Grade Week 1 -- Molly Malone

4th grade music began this week with one of my favorite activities using the Irish sailor's song, Molly Malone. The students analyzes the 6/8 meter for its sea ferring feeling and the text for clues about Molly's culture and way of life. The students also revised the lyrics with some ideas of their own as the passed a box to represent the offloading of cargo.

All this was intended to get them thinking about songs and song writing, which will be the main focus of general music for the next ten weeks.

Homework: Write a 4 line poem where each line has seven syllables (not words). Line 1 should rhyme with line 2, and line 3 should rhyme with line 4.

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