It is important to note here, that the simplistic nature of this story was chosen purposely chosen for its comfort level. The students should concentrate on the external flow and rhythm that repeating words in this story naturally present. Ideally the students should be able to work as a unit within their group, creating a cohesive sound. Anytime one student is heard within the group either speaking out of time, or playing out of time, the above main objective should be restated.
TSW ( the students will) ready the story "The Little Red Hen".
TSW identify and organize repeating words and phrases.
TSW orchestrate repeating words and phrases on non-pitched percussion instruments.
TSW perform the story, playing the instruments on the repeating words and phrases.
Big Book of " The Little Red Hen"
Large chart or blackboard for repeating words and phrases
Selection of hand bells, blocks, sticks, and other non-pitched percussive instruments
Sequence of Events
TTW (the teacher will) read aloud the book " The Little Red Hen".
TTW notate all the words no recognized or understood (i.e.: gossip, vain, thresh, how, mill, etc.).
TTW notate all words/phrases students identify as repeating.
TTW assign three/four different groups to represent each character in the book.
TTW re-read the story aloud having the students fill-in their parts.
TSW identify all words deemed to be orchestrated to enhance the emerging "sound story".
TSW choose the non-pitched instruments to be used on the repeating words/phrases. Each group choosing their common instrument.
TSW identify a rhythmic phrase (quarter notes, eighth notes, combination patterns etc.)
to be played on their instruments for their part(s).
TSW identify and practice soft/loud, fast/slow sounds to be made depicting the words/phrases.
TSW perform in groups playing and speaking only when it is their turn to do so.
TSW works as a team to make their character come alive.
TSW perform their parts in time and without interruption the flow in other parts of the story.