Lessons & Units :: Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin Kindergarten Unit

Paired Text Questions: Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin & "The Symphony Orchestra"

Lesson Plan

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin | Non-Prose

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
Learning Goal
Integrate information from the non-fiction passage “The Symphony Orchestra” and the book Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin to speak or write about orchestras more knowledgeably.
Duration
Approximately 15 minutes
Necessary Materials
Provided:
  1. Questions
  2. Non-fiction reading passage "The Symphony Orchestra"

Not Provided:
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
 
  • Questions 1 and 2 refer to the non-fiction passage “The Symphony Orchestra.” Questions 3 and 4 refer to the book Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin. Questions 5 and 6 refer to both the passage and the book.
  • Student versions of the questions are in the 'Texts & Materials' tab.
 
Part 1: "The Symphony Orchestra”
 
Read the passage “The Symphony Orchestra” out loud to your students. Alternatively, students can read the passage independently or as a group.
 
Question 1: What do we call the person who leads the orchestra?
 
Sample student answer: The conductor is the person who leads the orchestra.
 
Question 2: What does the conductor use to keep the beat and tempo?
 
Sample student answer: The conductor uses a stick called a baton to keep the beat and tempo.
 
Part 2: Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin
 
Question 3: Are there musicians and instruments in the orchestra?
 
Sample student answer: Yes, there are musicians and instruments in the orchestra.
 
Show students the illustration on pages 25 and 26 (the third-to-last page and second-to-last page).
 
Question 4: In this illustration we can see all of the musicians and their instruments. We also see this man in front of the orchestra. What is in that man’s hand?
 
Sample student answer: The man has a “stick” or baton.
 

Part 3: "The Symphony Orchestra” and Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin

 
Question 5: According to the passage, what do we call the person who leads the orchestra and uses a stick to keep rhythm?
 
Sample student answer: We call him the conductor.
 
Question 6: Who is this man leading the orchestra with a stick in his hand?
 
Sample student answer: He is the conductor.

Texts & Materials

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