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  • Your child DOES NOT have to complete all activities listed for each subject.
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Grades 3-5 OMA - Week One

Intermediate (3-5)


Week 1 March 30-April 3

Lesson Title: Syncopated Clock

Music Objectives: Student will be able to

  • Identify rondo form
  •  Physically demonstrate staccato, legato, and????

Music Standard:  MU.PR.4.3b,  MU.PR.4.4b,  MU.PR.4.5b

ELA Standard:  3.SL.2,  4.SL.4,  5.W.3

Lesson Instructions:


  • Listen to Leroy Anderson’s "Syncopated Clock".  Do you hear different sections in the music? Can you tell where it changes?


  • This piece of music is in Rondo form. Check out the sound map I made. Do you hear how the A/clock section keeps coming back?


  • Listen to “Syncopated Clock” one more time.
    • During the A section, demonstrate a “staccato” movement, like poking the air to the beat. During the B section, show a “legato” movement, like waving your hand through the air. The C section is rather exciting. What can you do to show that? Feel free to use a scarf or ribbon to help.


  • If you’re still having fun, check out the extension activities!


Extension Activities:


  • In the blank boxes on the sound map, fill in whether you think that section sounds more staccato or legato. Think of the motions you used!


  • Can you create your own sound map? Another great piece of music in Rondo form is "La Raspa"




Staccato- the notes sound detached and separated.


Legato- the notes are smooth, flowing, and connected.


Rondo form- The music has a main theme (A) that comes back over and over. The other sections are B, C, D, etc. The form ends up looking like ABACADA….

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