Performing and Arranging Using Our Voices
Aim: What are the different ways that we can use our voices?
Summary: Students explore whispering, speaking, singing, and calling voices.
Standards: US 1, 6; NYC 1, 2, 3
Modality: performing, creating
Materials: paper, pencil, picture cards, situation pictures, songs/poems
Time Required: 20 minutes
- Lead the class in call and response using and naming each of the four voice qualities: singing, whispering, speaking, and calling. (Example: This is my whispering voice.)
- Using the Teacher Worksheets with four pictures that each illustrate a voice quality, point to a picture, and have the class respond accordingly. (Example: Point to a picture of a boy telling a secret, and the class responds “This is my whispering voice!”)
Download Teacher Worksheet
- Have students identify situations for which each voice is appropriate on the student worksheet Using My Voice.
Download Student Worksheet
Arrange a class song or poem using all four voices. Place picture cues at the beginning of each line and sing, speak, whisper, or call accordingly.