A sample of lesson plan
( 9-th grade)
The theme: Music keep me happy.
The aims: a) developing the speech habits on theme, using new words
b) developing the habits of listening
c) improving the habits in pair and group work, to widen interests to music.
Used material and technique: the tape – recorder. CD-discs whit different kinds of music,
graph projector, photos of the famous foreign and our composers, cards with tasks.
I. Org. moment: (Music is playing. Stop.) Good morning, dear boys and girls. How are you today? How is your mood? If good, why? What have you listened to? Was this music pleasant? Why? So, today we`ll speak about… (pupils: music). That`s right.
II. Introduction. Music is a part of our life. In their free time people often listen to music and sing. And what about you? Do you like listening to music and singing? Why? (To relax, to make energetic, to learn more about kind of music). You know we`ll speak about different kinds\styles of music. Look at this proverb: “Tastes differ”. How do you explain it? (Pupils change their opinions). What do you prefer, music or lyrics? Why? (I think…, In my opinion…).
III. Presentation new material. (“Brain storm”): - work with graph projector.
What kinds\styles of music do you know? What style of music do you prefer? Why? What do you think about listening music? Are you happy? Are you sad? (Changing opinions). What music, musician, composers (Kazakh and foreign) do you know?
Listen to some music and guess: what style of music is it? Do you know composer or musician presented this music.By? (Group work, individual work)
(The tape – recorder). – Listening
The play: Choice the melody
Can you define styles given by you? (Pair work with cards). – Match and real!
1. Symphony a) a type of music that has a strong and parts for performors to play along
2. Rock`n roll b) traditional music that has been played by ordinary people in a
particular area for a long time
3. Folk c) a long peace of music usually in four parts, written for an orchestra
4. Rock d) a type of popular modern music whit a strong loud beat, played using
guitars and drums
5. Rap e) a type of popular music in which the words for a song are not sung,
but spoken in time to music with a steady beat
6. Blues f) modern music this is popular, especially with young people, and
usually consists of simple tunes with a strong beat
7. Jazz g) a slow sad style of music that came from the southern US
8. Pop music h) a style of music with a strong loud beat played on guitars.
IV. Production. (Understanding. Work with lexicon.)
1) Make similar cars with other styles of music you know (pair work).
2) (Ex. From the book “English” (T. Kuznezova))
a) Complete the dialogue filling in the gaps the proper word (pair work).
c) Make your own dialogues. Presentation. Creative work (Group work) – to divide into 3 – 4 groups.
d) Presentation. (Pupils present their dialogues).
V. Widen knowledge.
a) Read or listen to the text about :Jazz Festival” (New Orleans, Louisiana) from the book “American history festivals”.
“Jazz has many homes. Kansas city, Chicago, New York, San Francisco – each claims its own distinctive style of this musical form. But jazz has only one birthplace and that is New Orleans.
Some musical scholars trace its origins back to slave gatherings in the city`s Congo Square, where rhythmic dances were a local attraction before the Civil War. Others find its root in Storyville, the former red – light district, where black musicians performed before a mainly white clientele. There were the “spasm” bands on the city streets, borrowing a musical phrase from the blues, another from the church, another from some old French or Spanish tune that was familiar to anyone from New Orleans.
Sometime around 1900 this new music started rolling out of the city`s black neighborhoods. It was first known jazz, which was the slang term,. Legendary figures such as Bunk Johnson and Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver were playing it, in the nightclubs, on the riverboats, then in 1917 two local groups – The New Orleans Rhythm Kings and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band – singed recording contracts and the music suddenly spilled out to the rest of the world.
Calling for a high degree of improvisational skills jazz demanded discipline and creativity, genius in a mold. By the 1950s traditional jazz musicians could not get work and he music was seldom heard. But the establishment of Preservation Hall in the French Quarter returned the music to its roots. Every variety of jazz is heard in this festival, from the home – grown original to some of the latest sounds from deep space. But it all come first from the streets of the city.
b) Answer the questions:
1) What is the birthplace of jazz?
2) What is the connection between Congo Square and jazz?
3) What is Storyville?
4) What does “spasm” band mean?
5) What jazz musicians were known as legendary figures around 1990?
6) What groups should we thank for jazz becoming popular all over the world?
7) What did the establishment of Preservation Hall in the French Quarter signify?
c) Say. True or False?(See the book “American historical festivals”, P.17 – authors I. F. Shitova, G.B. Gubina).
1) Jazz was only one home – New Orleans.
2) Some musical scholars find jazz`s roots in Storyville.
3) Storyville was a famous concert hall.
4) Performances of “spasm” bands were popular only among the white rich.
5) Concerts of jazz music were held on riverboats and in nightclubs.
6) Jazz calls for a high degree of improvisation skills.
7) The establishment of Preservation Hall in the French Quarter has put an end to jazz.
d) Complete the sentences, using facts from the text:
1) San Francisco is one of …
2) Each jazz home has its own …
3) Some musical scholars trace jazz`s origin …
4) “Spasm” bands borrowed from …
5) Sometime around 1900 jazz started …
6) In 1917 two New Orleans groups signed …
7) Jazz changed from Dixie to …
e) Fill the gaps with the correct prepositions:
1) Some scholars trance jazz origins back … slave gathering … the city`s Congo Square.
2) Rhythmic dances were a local attraction … the Civil War.
3) There were “spasm” bands … the city streets. (And so on)
f) Give Kazakh equivalents of the following words and expressions.
1) To claim its own distinctive style
2) To trace jazz`s origins back to smth.
3) The former red – light district
4) To borrow a musical phrase from the blues. (And so on)
VI. Making decision.
Now our last task to make decision. You have done much work. You know and differ styles of music. What style of music do you like most of all? Can you say “Tastes differ?”
VII. Pupil`s evaluation of the lesson.
VIII. Home task.
Creative work in a written form “My favourite style of music and a representative of this style”.
IX. Marks. Comments on students answers.