• Kindergarten: Performing

  • 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
    This activity is part of: Music Educators Toolbox

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  • Instructions   |   Going Deeper   |   Video   |   Assessment
  • MET Instructions Performing
    1. 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.)
    2. 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!”)
      MET Kindergarten A9 TW Singing
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    3. Have students identify situations for which each voice is appropriate on the student worksheet
      Using My Voice.
      MET Kindergarten A9 SW Using Voice
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      Using My Voice
  • MET Going Deeper Performing
  • 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.  
  • MET Video Performing

  • Summative Assessment Exemplar: Performing