Vocal Music Teacher Resources

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Fifth Grade Music: An Ancient Round, Vocal Music in the Renaissance

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders sing the melody for Sumer Is Icumen In, in unison and as a two-part round. They listen to a madrigal from Renaissance Italy and a lute song from Elizabethan England.
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Morley [LAM 4]

For Students 6th - 9th
Students use a bar and beat numbers to identify various terms of vocal music in this organized worksheet. Then they explain the use of texture within the extract. Students also locate an example of suspension and analyze their treatment....
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Phonation: Creating The Sounds of Singing

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Inhale, suspend, exhale, recover, repeat. The focus of the second in a series of four vocal music lessons is on learning to control the vocal cords, the air chambers, and the soft palate. AH, EH, EE, OH, OO. 
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Articulation: Singing Words That Communicate

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
How does a singer keep an open, relaxed throat, a rich tone, and pure, matched vowels while articulating the words of a song? Oh, it's easy if you follow the directions and practice the exercises in this, the third in a series of...
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Singing in the Classroom

For Teachers K - 6th
Those new to the Kodály Method of music instruction, as well as experienced educations, will find everything they need in a resource designed to launch a five-week vocal music program. Packed with warm ups, games, activities, and...
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Singing II

For Teachers 4th
In this music worksheet, 4th graders study terminology associated with vocal music. Students are then asked to complete five multiple choice questions and provided with one extra credit option.
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Voices Together Listening

For Students 6th - 9th
In this music learning exercise, students listen to five pieces of vocal music. They identify and describe each of the pieces heard and select the one feature that best matches the music listed.
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Listening for History: Using Jazz Music as a Primary Source

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Designed as a teacher resource, a packet identifies resources and approaches instructors can use to incorporate jazz into their history classes. Materials are identified by historical era, from the roots of jazz prior to World War I to...
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Wild and Wacky Warmups

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore vocal music techniques.  In this vocal music lesson, students follow a series of warmup exercises modeled by the teacher, then participate in specific breathing and vocalizing exercises.
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Latin American Music

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learn about the music of Latin America! Four types of music are defined by their instruments, uses, and cultural impact or influences. Indigenous, Iberian, African influenced, and Urban music are all discussed. 
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Sound/Story

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students combine creativity with the rigor of careful editing by adding music to their story. It forces them to focus on how they communicate the meaning of their story to the listener.
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Character Raps

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders write a character rap. In this language arts lesson, 5th graders select a character trait and create a four to six line poem focusing the chosen character trait.
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Evaluating Music

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen to the song, "Summertime," in a variety of forms. In this music lesson, 3rd graders compare the different versions, explain which version they preferred, and support their decision in writing using appropriate...
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Composer Corner

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders study composers. In this music lesson, 5th graders research five different composers from various musical eras using a computer assisted lesson. Students complete a multiple choice test about the composers.
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Brown Bear

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners listen to the story "Brown Bear" and echo-chant the story with the teacher. In this Brown Bear lesson, students participate in a call-response version of retelling the story. Learners listen to the song "Teddy Bear" and sing...
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Let's Get the Beat

For Teachers 1st
First graders discover music appreciation by performing several songs. In this rhythm instructional activity, 1st graders listen to the classic tune "Yankee Doodle" in class and identify where the beat is and how it stays steady...
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Reason for Rhythm

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine percussive music. In this music lesson plan, 6th graders examine various types of percussive music and instrument. Students create their own world rhythm instruments.
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Sound/Story

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students draft a short piece of creative writing. They, in groups, select samples of music that enhance a performance of their writing and then edit the recordings of their work including the chosen music.
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Winter Lights

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate American culture by performing music together. In this holiday celebration lesson, 4th graders perform songs, dances and eat food related to winter holidays such as Christmas and Chanukah. Students create lists...
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Read and Tell Time Using a Musical Rotation

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice telling time while exploring the relationship  between music with numbers. For this interdisciplinary math and music lesson, 1st graders complete a number worksheet, create their own clocks and recite a song about...
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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine an event in American history from several perspectives. For this Midwestern history lesson, 4th graders create a timeline of the events leading up to the wrecking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Students research the...
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Describing the Properties of Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine geology by completing a week long research activity. In this rocks and minerals lesson, 4th graders spend six days exploring different rock formations in class, defining their proper vocabulary terms, identifying...
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Chinese Opera

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students study Chinese opera by sketching pictures of Chinese opera characters and musical instruments. They watch the film A Night at the Peking Opera, noting the elaborate costuming, the sparse staging, and the highly developed use of...
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Creating Sight-Singing Originals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create sight-singing examples for presentation in the high school choir class. Day One is used for review/introduction of the material. Day Two is used for student work time and Day Three is for presentation and evaluation.

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