What is a Biography Break? The reading aloud of a picture book biography and the questions or activities the teacher engaged students in while reading the book.
Students will analyze two versions of the piece "Lazy Bones" and identify musical elements such as form, expressive qualities, and timbre.
Students will compare and contrast two versions of the piece "Lazy Bones."
Prepare the listening by having a short discussion about What it means to be lazy. Identify book, cartoon, or movie characters that are lazy. Read Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens.
Invite the students to "conduct" the map using a finger or baton (chopsticks) while the teacher conducts on the map.
For the second listening, issue two challenges to students: (1) conduct the map with the entire body (while teacher conducts), and (2) listen to identify where on the map melody A and melody B from the "Lazy Bones" folk song appear.