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Singing Games For Language Arts!

Last changed: 08/09/2017 4:08pm
PK , K , 1 , 2 Phy. Education Theatre Dance Music
Music English
Both Grade Level and Arts/PE Program Alignment
2 45 min
2 45 min
In-School Short Term Residency - In-School Performance (intended for individual classes of a grade level to experience separately)
All year.
$10 0
$250 0
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Sound equipment if needed, handouts in advance for teachers.
Large easel (dry board or with large sheets of paper), markers for writing ideas, "equity sticks" with students' names written on them to pick who to call on.
A clear space for students to move in a circle, a group facing a leader, or facing each other in lines. Depending on the size of the group, this could be either a classroom with desks pushed to one side, or a gym or cafetorium.
1. I CAN step and move in time to music.

2. I CAN sing loud or soft, fast or slow.

3. I CAN think of new words for characters, objects or actions in singing games.

4. I CAN demonstrate understanding of words by modeling them in tone and movement (sleepy, scared, etc.)

5. I CAN have fun being creative with music and movement.
A high-spirited way for students to absorb and embody language arts through traditional songs and movement! From “do the camel walk” to “round-dee-doo-bop,” students will sing and “step it down” in circles, paired up in facing lines, or spread out in front of the leader. Students gleefully learn new vocabulary as they act out the motions and images they’re singing about, creating new ideas to add to the games. They’ll also play with different vocal expressions we name (scared, sleepy, excited, robot voice, etc.) and changes in tempo, volume and pitch. Younger students will learn circle games with simple sequences, while older students will learn games with more steps and different formations. Accessible and engaging for a wide range of learning styles and abilities, this program is highly suitable for special needs students and inclusion.
Drawn from the traditions of playgrounds and community halls, these games are a high-spirited way to get students moving in rhythm and singing together. From “do the camel walk” to “round-dee-doo-bop,” students will sing and “step it down” in circles, paired up in facing lines, or spread out in front of the leader. Students gleefully learn to sing expressively and experiment with changes in tempo, volume and pitch (this is especially covered in music classrooms). In the process they gain new vocabulary, as they act out the motions and images they’re singing about and create new ideas to add to the games. Accessible and engaging for a wide range of learning styles and abilities, this program is highly suitable for special needs students and inclusion.
Caregivers are welcome to participate in the singing games. In some instances with large groups, I may divide the group into smaller groups so that more children can have turns a particular game. Caregivers could join the groups I'm not part of to help students understand the game and take turns.

Grade PK

Grade K: Language Standards: Conventions of Standard English #1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. b: Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
Grade K: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration #2: Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
Grade PreK: Music: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. A. With substantial guidance, explore favorite musical ideas (such as movements, vocalizations, or instrumental accompaniments).
Grade PreK: Music: Performing: Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. A. With substantial guidance, perform music with expression.

Grade K

Grade K: Language Standards: Conventions of Standard English #1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. b: Use frequently occurring nouns and verbs.
Grade K: Speaking and Listening Standards: Comprehension and Collaboration #2: Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
Grade K: Music: Performing: Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. A. With guidance, perform music with expression.
Grade K: Music: Creating: Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. A. With guidance, explore and experience music concepts (such as beat and melodic contour).

Grade 1

Grade 1: Language Standards: Conventions of Standard English #1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking: f: Use frequently occurring adjectives.
Grade 1: Language Standards: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use #5: With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings. a: Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
Grade 1: Music: Performing: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. Interpret. a. Demonstrate and describe music’s expressive qualities (such as dynamics and tempo).
Grade 1: Music: Performing: Anchor Standard 6: Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work. Present. a. With limited guidance, perform music for a specific purpose with expression.

Grade 2

Grade 2: Language Standards: Vocabulary Acquisition and Use #3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening. a: Compare formal and informal uses of English.
Grade 2: Language Standards: Conventions of Standard English #1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. e: Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
Grade 2: Music: Creating: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. Analyze. a. Demonstrate knowledge of music concepts (such as tonality and meter) in music from a variety of cultures selected for performance.
Grade 2: Music: Creating: Anchor Standard 4: Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation. Interpret. a. Demonstrate understanding of expressive qualities (such as dynamics and tempo) and how creators use them to convey expressive intent.
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