Sing a Song for Silent E

Paul Lukasiewicz
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Elementary Music Itinerant – Scranton School District

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Multimedia

Level:

Elementary

Class:

General Music

Equipment:

Computer with a video projector or secondary monitor for the class to watch.
Access to YouTube in school (or software to play a video downloaded from YouTube at home and brought to school.)

Duration:

30 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

– Basic knowledge of how Silent E works to change vowel sounds.

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 1: Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
MENC 8: Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

Materials:

Computer with internet access, video projector or secondary monitor for the students to watch. Piano/Keyboard. Video file from YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEWKfMJStMA&feature=player_profilepage

Objectives:

– Reinforce classroom objectives for students to learn about Silent E and how vowel sounds change.
– Students will learn the “Silent E” song.

Procedures:

– Teacher will discuss with the students how Silent E changes vowel sounds, but does not make any sound itself.
– Teacher will play video for students
– Teacher will review words from the video that are changed with Silent E.
– Teacher will teach students the chorus of the Silent E song.
– Teacher will ask students for other words that change vowel sounds with Silent E.
– Teacher will write words on board (SmartBoard) with/without Silent E.
– Students will sing whole song with all words from the board.

Evaluation:

2 part:
1. Students will recall words whose vowel sounds change when silent E is added.

2. Students will sing whole song by themselves, while the teacher plays the piano/keyboard.

Follow Up:

 

Items to Purchase:

$0.00 (as long as a computer, video projector or monitor, and piano/keyboard are already available.)

When budget should be submitted:

 

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