Lessons & Units :: Moses Goes to a Concert Kindergarten Unit

Paired Text Questions: Moses Goes to a Concert & "Instruments You Hit!"

Lesson Plan

Moses Goes to a Concert | 670L

Moses Goes to a Concert
Learning Goal
Integrate information from the book Moses Goes to a Concert and the non-fiction passage “Instruments You Hit!” to speak about percussion instruments more knowledgeably.
Duration
Approximately 15 minutes
Necessary Materials
Provided:
  1. Questions
  2. Non-fiction reading passage “Instruments You Hit!”

Not Provided:
Moses Goes to a Concert
 
  • Questions 1 and 2 refer to the non-fiction passage “Instruments You Hit!” Questions 3 and 4 refer to the book Moses Goes to a Concert. Questions 5 and 6 refer to both the passage and the book.
  • Student versions of the questions are in the 'Texts & Materials' tab.
 
Write the following student-friendly learning goal on the board and read it to your class: We will talk about percussion instruments based on the information from the book Moses Goes to a Concert, and from the passage called “Instruments You Hit!.”
 
Part 1: “Instruments You Hit!”
 
Question 1: How do drums make sound?
 
Sample student answer: When the drummer hits the surface of the drum skin, the surface vibrates. Those vibrations make sound.
 
Question 2: Why is the bass drum able to set the rhythm for the orchestra?
 
Sample student answer: The bass drum can set the rhythm for the orchestra because it makes the deepest sound. The sound from the drum is so strong that the musicians can feel it.
 

Part 2: Moses Goes to a Concert

 
Question 3: In the story Moses Goes to a Concert, which body parts does Moses use to feel the vibrations of the music?
 
Sample student answer: Moses uses his hands and feet to feel the vibrations of the music.
 
Question 4: Why did their teacher give Moses and the other deaf students balloons to put on their laps during the concert?
 
Sample student answer: The teacher gave the students balloons during the concert because the balloons helped them feel the vibrations of the music.
 

Part 3: "Instruments You Hit!” and Moses Goes to a Concert

 
Question 5: What instruments do we read about in the passage that we also read about in the book?
 
Sample student answer (may vary but could include):
  • We read about drums.
  • We read about cymbals.
  • We read about gongs.
 
Question 6: If you were going to put on a concert for a class of deaf students, what instrument would you choose to play for them and why would you choose that instrument?
 
Sample student answer (may vary but could include):
  • I would choose a percussion instrument so that the deaf students could feel the strong vibrations of the music that the instrument makes.
  • I would choose a drum so that the deaf students could feel the strong vibrations of the music that the drum makes.

Texts & Materials

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