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Music in the Middle with Mr D

Dale Duncan is the creator of the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program. In the S-Cubed system, you get everything you'd receive in a sight singing book and more...thanks to modern technology. You get the sight singing examples, rhythm examples, bell-ringer activities and you also get direct links to video teaching tips and video teaching examples that take you directly into his classroom as he teaches his students. 10-15 minutes per day...fun approach. That's S-Cubed!

Dale Duncan is the creator of the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program. In the S-Cubed system, you get everything you'd receive in a sight singing book and more...thanks to modern technology. You get the sight singing examples, rhythm examples, bell-ringer activities and you also get direct links to video teaching tips and video teaching examples that take you directly into his classroom as he teaches his students. 10-15 minutes per day...fun approach. That's S-Cubed!
S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program-Using the Daily Lesson Plan
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S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program-Using the Daily Lesson Plan

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This is a freebie to help explain what you will find if you purchase individual lessons or bundles for S-Cubed! Recognize what the children don't know. Don't fault them for not knowing it... Then, teach it to them in a fun way they will remember forever. ...That's the philosophy of S-Cubed. In this Power Point, you will see the basic lesson plan that will be used throughout the series "S-Cubed: Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Teachers and Students". The purpose of this free offering is for you to see how easy it will be to follow the series. For more info on S-Cubed, go to: www.inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com
S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program
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S-Cubed: Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Choir Teachers and Students is a course that was developed by Mr D during his 24 years of teaching chorus to this age group. Endorsed and used by the Choral program in Durham School of the Arts in Durham, NC, and programs around the world! Think of the S-Cubed Sight Singing system as a workshop-lesson plan combination that includes video teaching links and video teaching tip links to help buyers have at their fingertips many varied tools to help them teach sight singing to their middle school beginners successfully. Recognize what the children don't know. Don't fault them for not knowing it... Then, teach it to them in a fun way they will remember forever. ...That's the philosophy of S-Cubed. To learn more about S-Cubed, go to www.inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com and click "About My Sight Singing Program".
Lesson 14  The Secret Code!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners
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Lesson 14 The Secret Code! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

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Lesson 14 Production Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! By Lesson 14 of S-Cubed, our beginning students are confidently and fluently sight singing unison melodies that include varied rhythms using the numerous skills they’ve learned since starting the Forbidden Pattern game and other exercises weeks ago in Lesson 1. In this 3-day lesson called “The Secret Code”, we create a bit of mystery as we begin the process of helping our beginning students unravel how to use key signatures to determine where DO is located. Also, in this lesson, we introduce the hand signs for the Chromatic Scale through the game Forbidden Pattern. Using Chromatics in the game helps to refine the ears of our students and that will help tremendously with our performance songs too! The training in the S-Cubed system will start to pay for your choral program off in ways you can’t have imagined! This lesson includes 3 written/oral learning preparation exercises, 3 sight singing examples, 2 rhythm examples, a video link of the Chromatic Hand Signs used by Mr D and, as always, we include links to videos of teaching tips for each day’s lesson. Also included are two video links to Mr D teaching two of the lessons to his middle school beginning choir students so you can get ideas about how to present the material to your students too! We are well on our way to successfully reading 2-part Sight Singing exercises that include syncopated rhythms! Become a part of the S-Cubed System today. One step at a time…the S-Cubed way! To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 9 Preparation!  S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners
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Lesson 9 Preparation! S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

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Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! In this four-day, 10 minute per day lesson pack, you will receive several written/oral warm ups, three Sight Singing examples, several group rhythm practice exercises, a short rhythm assessment, numerous teaching tips to help make sure your students learn the material well, and, as always, you will receive YouTube links so you can see Mr. D working with his beginners who are learning the same things you are teaching your children. This is the 9th lesson in the S-Cubed Series. Solid habits have been established in reading pitch, signing technique, and accenting technique. Our daily routines and rituals are in place. In this lesson, we are beginning the initial stages of preparation for reading skips of the arpeggio, and we are preparing our students to deal with key signatures. We are continuing to train the eye to see and interpret information on the page of music by helping them to carefully identify the names of the solfege pitches that are not close together. In addition, we are continuing to prepare them for singing skips in our game, Forbidden Pattern. Join the S-Cubed Sight Singing system today! Your young singers will be Sight Singing 2-part harmony with skips and dotted-quarter eighth note combinations in just months...and having a great time doing it! To learn more about the S-Cubed Sight Singing Program for Middle School Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 15  The Secret Code REVEALED!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners
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Lesson 15 The Secret Code REVEALED! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

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Production Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! Giving our young, inexperienced Sight Singers a Circle of Fifths and saying “GO” is a sure fire way to make their eyes glaze over and to lose your audience. They are a tough crowd. So, we present this all-important lesson about key signatures in the typical S-Cubed fashion by presenting it as a mystery code that they have to know in order to unlock the information. The preparation is done, and now our students are ready to have the Secret Code REVEALED! I tell my students that it’s time to start on our path toward reading music the “Grown up” way. The goal is to get them to use the key signature to determine what the first pitch of the song is, and that is exactly what they learn in this 4-day, 10-15 minutes per day lesson set that is a part of the S-Cubed Sight Singing System for Upper Elementary and Middle School Teachers and their Students. This lesson is a direct extension of Lesson 14 during which we lay the groundwork for this final step. Also, in this four-day lesson, you will get 4 Written/Oral Warm ups, 4 Sight Singing Examples, and 4 Group Rhythm Exercises that emphasize the differences in the appearances of the dotted-quarter/dotted half note. You will also continue refining their ears as you use the Chromatic Scale in the game Forbidden Pattern, and you will continue to prepare skips. As always, you will get short video links of Mr D giving you some teaching tips to help guide you through each day’s lessons, as well as actual teaching examples of Mr D delivering the material to his own beginners. We are well on our way to successfully reading 2-part Sight Singing exercises that include syncopated rhythms! Become a part of the S-Cubed System today. One step at a time…the S-Cubed way! Learn to teach Sight Singing the 21st way! To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 7 Keepin' 'em Steady and Gettin' 'em Skippin'  S-Cubed Sight Singing for Beginners!
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Lesson 7 Keepin' 'em Steady and Gettin' 'em Skippin' S-Cubed Sight Singing for Beginners!

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Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! In this 50 page Power Point presentation, Mr D sets up his approach to the early days of teaching rhythm to our beginning sight singers. Mr D shares pages of teaching tips that will help you guide your students as they learn to properly FEEL and EXPERIENCE meter. In addition, you will get two days of lessons that are 10-15 minutes long, 2 sets of rhythm exercises, and 2 Sight Singing examples as well as YouTube links of Mr D teaching his own beginning students in September 2013. We also introduce SKIPS of the arpeggio in this lesson! Because S-Cubed is a method AND a philosophy, Mr D gives some tips on how to make sure you continue to reflect the FUN and competitive nature of the game that is so key to keeping our students excited and enjoying the daily Sight Singing rituals. We want to motivate them to "Beat the Page!" Lesson 7 should be quickly followed by Lesson 8 in coming days because the two are directly linked as we begin our focus on Meter and Rhythm. Step by Step, we are helping our students become literate, competent readers...all while they are having a great time and feeling successful with each new step we take on the journey! To learn more about S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 4  Reading Pitch  S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners
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Lesson 4 Reading Pitch S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

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Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! It's in my store! This is a critical three day, 15 minute lesson in the S-Cubed process because these are the first times that the students will actually read and sing pitch off of a page of music. When they are successful, you (and THEY) will want to celebrate! In this Power Point presentation, you will receive video links that include guided practice information on how to deliver the information to your children. You will get three sight singing examples to use with them. You will learn about two new techniques in the process called "Varied but comfortable DO", "Silent Signing", and you will continue playing the games and doing the exercises you learned in Lessons 1-3. You will also get 2 YouTube links of me actually teaching my beginners this year (2013-2014). You will hear them celebrate as they are successful reading, signing and singing the pitch off the page. S-Cubed is designed to remove the dread and drudgery of the day to day lessons of Sight Singing! Join in the fun so you and your students can have a great time enjoying the learning process of this very important music skill! This game is the hook for your young singers. They love playing this game because they want to beat the teacher! To learn more about S-Cubed go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 27!  SMART SINGERS!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!
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Lesson 27! SMART SINGERS! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

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This series is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1: My students love to be called “Smart Singers”. Sometimes I say to them while they are singing, “I am looking for the smart singers” or “I can SEE when you are listening”. They respond immediately by using their very best singing posture and trying to show me how “present” they can be. It's graduation day! In this lesson, you will receive: *3 sight singing examples *3 rhythm examples *3 written/oral warm ups *As always, you get links to customized video teaching tips for each daily lesson To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 5 Level TWO S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners
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Lesson 5 Level TWO S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

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This is Lesson 5 in the S-Cubed Level 2 Series. This product is only intended for teachers and students who have completed the Original S-Cubed Series for Beginners, and who have also completed Lessons 1-4 in Level 2 which are all located in my store. This method is intended only for SAB or Three-part choirs that include the boy's changing or changed voice all of whom have completed S-Cubed Original Series before their voices changed.   It is not intended for people who have completed other sight singing programs and who believe they are ready for S-Cubed Level 2.  Do not buy this lesson in that situation. It will be a waste of your money. The test from Lesson 4 is done. The post-test tutoring is done so that we can make sure all of our students are understanding what we’ve taught in Level 2 so far. Level 2 requires very advanced thinking and reasoning skills, and it is best used with 8th grade and higher. In Lesson 5, we continue to build the foundations required to understand the true purpose of key signatures. We use the keyboard to help them make the visual connection. We use scales from the original series to help them make the aural connection. We help them become comfortable with recognizing the various types of half steps and whole steps on the keyboard. We challenge them with new ways of singing the chromatic scale. We continue to advance their ability to recognize and use the eighth rest as well as recognizing all sorts of unisons…rhythmic and pitch. All links to the video teaching tips and video teaching examples are included. You get to see how Mr. D has takes his own true, public school beginners into the early stages of theoretical understanding. One step at a time...the S-Cubed way.  Preparing them to be curious, life-long, literate singers as they are ready.   Stay connected with Mr D by subscribing to my email list. Email me at inthemiddlewithmrd@gmail.com and write SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.
Lesson 19 AWAKENING!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!
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Lesson 19 AWAKENING! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

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Lesson 19 Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! AWAKENING! “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” Well, it’s time to help our students take a big leap toward being ready to receive! It’s called AWAKENING because the primary objective on the first day of this 3 day lesson sequence is to awaken our students to where they are headed for the next 9 lessons! S-Cubed is all about daily Success…except on this one day! I use my S-Cubed program to prepare my own students for their adjudicated festival in Georgia. The standard for Middle School Sight Singing is extremely high in this state. At this critical juncture in the S-Cubed training system, I want to take a moment to let my students experience the high level of skill that will be required of them at the event. I want them to feel and experience what it would be like for them to walk into the Sight Singing room unequipped with all of the tools they need to do well under the pressure they are likely to feel at the event. So, on Day 1 of Lesson 19, we re-create the exact experience of the day of adjudication. On Day 1 of AWAKENING, for the first time, we deliberately set them up to fail by over-challenging them, and we use the failure to help them (and us) wake up to the work that still lies ahead in the process. We follow it up with a discussion. Because students really want to be successful, this experience helps them buy in to the final phase of the learning process of S-Cubed and trust that you know where you are headed and that you have the skills to get them there. Over the final 9 week period of S-Cubed, they will listen better and work harder as they continue to learn new skills and tools to help them become effective sight singers. In Days 2 and 3 of Lesson 19, you will go back to the preparation process, and you will start moving in the direction of sharing new tools like drilling, working to improve balance and increase confidence in sections by using 2-part rhythm exercises. You will continue to develop their ability to locate pitch as you increase the difficulty of the “Follow the Hand” exercise. You will also begin preparation for the “RE, FA, LA” tool through the game Forbidden Pattern. You’ll get 3 sight singing examples, 2 rhythm exercises, 3 written/oral warm ups, guidance on how to use Forbidden Pattern to introduce a new tool, direct links to video teaching tips for each days lessons as well as actual teaching examples of me doing the work with real students in a real classroom. To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 20 DOUBLING!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!
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Lesson 20 DOUBLING! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

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Lesson 20 Product Description This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! DOUBLING! Congratulations to you for making it to Lesson 20! The hard work you are doing with your students is certainly paying off for you! Let’s keep it going! There are about 7 lessons left until our students will be Sight Singing 2-part exercises that include dotted-quarter eighth note combinations and very difficult skips, so it’s time to arm our students with tools to deal with eighth notes in their sight singing examples! That is what Lesson 20 is all about! We introduce the concept of DOUBLING to our students, and we give them sight singing examples during which they implement and use this new concept. It’s the latest tool we are adding into their toolbox! In addition, on Day 3, you will begin implementing a new Pitch Tool that I call the “RE, FA, LA” tool. In this three day lesson, you will receive: 3 Sight Singing examples that include eighth notes. 3 Group Rhythm Exercises in 2-parts during which you emphasize performing with balance as well as helping them learn to see some short cuts that will help them avoid mistakes when performing in 2-parts. You will get 3 Written/Oral Warm ups to prepare the students for learning. As always, you will get links to videos that include teaching tips for each daily lesson to give you some ideas on how to present the material. In addition, you will get video links to Mr. D teaching many of the lessons to his own beginners in real time in a real public school classroom. The lessons follow the normal daily lesson procedure outlined in the three freebies in the S-Cubed program (except on Day 1). Please check those freebies out if you haven’t done so already! (Written/Oral warm up; Group Rhythm Practice; Forbidden Pattern; Follow the Hand; Sight Singing Example). Your students will stop moaning when you pull out the Sight Singing materials with S-Cubed! It is the 21st century way to improve how you teach Sight Singing. It is carefully progressive in sequence in a manner that encourages and increases the chances of success for your Upper Elementary and Middle School students each and every day. The daily success helps them to be more likely to enjoy the process of learning to Sight Sing. The method is developed by a real teacher in a real classroom. S-Cubed is like a teacher workshop that includes lesson plans and lesson guidance by a teacher who is using it in his classroom everyday. These are real materials that are used in my classroom daily. To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 25  TWO PARTS!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing for Beginners!
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Lesson 25 TWO PARTS! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing for Beginners!

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Lesson 25 Product Description TWO-PARTS! This program is cumulative. For best results, start with Lesson 1: After preparing our beginning sight singers for months and arming them carefully and methodically with numerous tools to fill their Sight-Singing tool box through successful unison sight singing work, we are ready to tackle Two-Part Sight Singing! All of our careful preparation will pay off in this very exciting moment on the S-Cubed journey. The best part of it all is that the materials and ideas they are learning now in this Two-part sight singing lesson will help you and your students enormously in your performance repertoire too! In this 27 slide Power Point, 3-day lesson, we focus on connecting the dots. In past lessons, we taught our students important skills through two-part rhythm exercises. Now, we will take the same concepts from the rhythm work of the previous S-Cubed lessons and transfer them to PITCHES in the Two-Part Sight Singing examples. As always, the examples in the lessons are custom built to teach specific concepts like recognizing unison pitches and unison rhythms. The examples are specifically designed to work for the beginning middle school student. In other words, the problem areas are written to be obvious and clear so we get the answers we are looking for as we help make them literate, successful Two-Part Sight Singers. We work in this lesson to arm them with yet even more tools for their toolbox of successful sight singing, except this time, all of the tools are aimed specifically at how to survive and thrive in Two-Parts. We learn about “Recovery Strategies” and much more. In this lesson, you will receive: *3 sight singing examples *3 rhythm examples *3 written/oral warm ups *Written guidance on tuning ideas to improve intonation *As always, you get links to customized video teaching tips for each daily lesson *And you get videos of Mr D actually teaching the specific lesson to his beginners as he prepares them for their adjudicated festival event that is about 2 weeks away at the time these videos were created. At that event, they will have to successfully sight sing in Two-Parts at the level you are seeing in the examples included in this lesson! The procedures in this Lesson are similar to all of the previous S-Cubed lessons: Written/Oral Warm Up/Two-Part Group Rhythm Exercise/Optional Forbidden Pattern and Follow the Hand/Sight Singing Tonality prep/Sight Singing Example. To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 26 RECOVERY!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!
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Lesson 26 RECOVERY! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

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RECOVERY! This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, begin with Lesson 1: Our students are now sight singing in 2-parts, but what if it doesn’t go as planned? What will they do? Stop singing and stare at you? No! We must arm them with new tools to help them be successful as they work to develop confidence in their own ability to sight sing successfully when they are split in half. In 2-part sight singing, there are some new strategies for our singers to learn. We simply have to teach them! In this penultimate lesson of the S-Cubed Series 1, we begin introducing our students to recovery strategies and important listening skills that are specifically useful in 2-part sight-singing. The exercises in this lesson are custom built to teach the new 2-part tools that your children need to add to their toolbox in order to “beat the page”…and the best part is that these new tools will have far-reaching, fantastic positive impact on the repertoire you are working on in your classroom. With the progression of each S-Cubed lesson, we are creating smarter and better choral music singers. In this lesson, you will receive: *3 sight singing examples *3 rhythm examples *3 written/oral warm ups *As always, you get links to customized video teaching tips for each daily lesson *And you get videos of Mr D actually teaching the specific lesson to his beginners as he prepares them for their adjudicated festival event that is about 1 week away at the time these videos were created. At that event, they will have to successfully sight sing in Two-Parts at the level you are seeing in the examples included in this lesson! The procedures in this Lesson are similar to all of the previous S-Cubed lessons: Written/Oral Warm Up/Two-Part Group Rhythm Exercise/Optional Forbidden Pattern and Follow the Hand/Sight Singing Tonality prep/Sight Singing Example. Your students will stop moaning when you pull out the Sight Singing materials with S-Cubed! It is the 21st century way to improve how you teach Sight Singing. It is carefully progressive in sequence in a manner that encourages and increases the chances of success for your Upper Elementary and Middle School students each and every day. The daily success helps them to be more likely to enjoy the process of learning to Sight Sing. To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 18  MILESTONE!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!
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Lesson 18 MILESTONE! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

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Lesson 18 Product Description This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! MILESTONE! It’s called MILESTONE because it is a BIG one in the process of teaching our young upper elementary and middle school beginners how to sight sing. I developed this method because most of the books and methods I found started where this lesson picks up, and my students failed miserably. Instead, with S-Cubed, we have set down a solid foundation for our students. Because we haven’t skipped any steps in our teaching process, our students are ready to tackle the big advances offered in this lesson! By methodically building the skill sets they need to succeed, I have no doubt that your students will meet the challenge offered in this important lesson in the S-Cubed Sight Singing series! In this 4 day, 10-15 minute per day lesson: *On the third day, they take the BIG step: Your students will perform a sight singing example that includes skips and steps combined with challenging rhythms. *Teachers will assess their ability to accurately name the notes using “Do, Re, Mi, etc.” using only the key signature to help them. *We will awaken the students to the importance of developing speed in their ability to identify note names using solfeggi *We will continue using Chromatics to refine their ears. The lessons follow the normal daily lesson procedure outlined in the three freebies in the S-Cubed program. Please check those out! (Written/Oral warm up; Group Rhythm Practice; Forbidden Pattern; Follow the Hand; Sight Singing Example). In this lesson, you will get: *One Sight Singing example *Two 2-part Group Rhythm exercises *Guidance on the game Forbidden Pattern and lots of help for this all important Sight Singing example. *“Follow the hand” is a critical component of this lesson and there is lots of guidance to help you use it effectively to encourage success on Day 3. This lesson is all about helping our students successfully sing the Sight Singing example on that day. *Individual YouTube links for each day of the lesson with short 2-3 minutes of guidance and teaching tips geared specifically to the lesson of the day. *YouTube links showing Mr D actually teaching the lesson to his students so you can get ideas about how to deliver the material. To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 21 MATH CLASS!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!
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Lesson 21 MATH CLASS! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

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Lesson 21 Product Description This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1. MATH CLASS Congratulations to you for making it to Lesson 21! We have almost arrived to our destination of teaching our young singers how to sight singing 2-part exercises that include dotted-quarter eighth note combinations and very difficult skips. Cross-Curricular work is always a good idea, so we are taking our students to MATH CLASS in order to reenforce the knowledge of note values, and to help our young singers avoid confusing quarter notes with singular eighth notes as we make final preparations for our students to read dotted-quarter eighth note combinations. We will work on increasing their comfort level with the “RE, FA, LA” tool, and we will work toward helping them find the correct pitch for the more difficult intervals included in the “RE, FA, LA” tool. In this three day lesson, you will receive: 3 Sight Singing examples that include singular eighth notes. 3 Group Rhythm Exercises in 2-parts during which you emphasize performing with balance as well as continuing to help your students learn to see some short cuts that will help them avoid mistakes when performing in 2-parts. You will get 3 Written/Oral Warm ups focused on note values. As always, you will get links to videos that include teaching tips for each daily lesson to give you some ideas on how to present the material. In addition, you will get video links to Mr. D teaching many of the lessons to his own beginners in real time in a real public school classroom. The lessons follow the normal daily lesson procedure outlined in the three freebies in the S-Cubed program (except on Day 1). Please check those freebies out if you haven’t done so already! (Written/Oral warm up; Group Rhythm Practice; Forbidden Pattern; Follow the Hand; Sight Singing Example). Your students will stop moaning when you pull out the Sight Singing materials with S-Cubed! It is the 21st century way to improve how you teach Sight Singing. It is carefully progressive in sequence in a manner that encourages and increases the chances of success for your Upper Elementary and Middle School students each and every day. The daily success helps them to be more likely to enjoy the process of learning to Sight Sing. The method is developed by a real teacher in a real classroom. S-Cubed is like a teacher workshop that includes lesson plans and lesson guidance by a teacher who is using it in his classroom everyday. These are real materials that are used in my classroom daily. To learn more about the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Lesson 5 Training the Eye!   S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners
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Lesson 5 Training the Eye! S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

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Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! It's in my store! In Lesson 5, we are continuing to methodically build our student's ability to read stepwise pitch in S-Cubed: Successful Sight Singing Course for Middle School Teachers and Students! This Power Point Presentation includes 27 slides. In it, I will guide the teacher through the process step by step. You will get several written/oral warm ups, sight singing examples, teaching tips as well as many YouTube examples of me actually teaching my beginners and giving personal instruction to you. The videos are designed to help you see how I help my beginning children learn what to "see" on the page of music so they can flawlessly interpret pitch. Also included in this lesson is a new Ear Training Exercise called "Score the Scale" that is sure to motivate your children to learn to listen better and better as they become smarter musicians through S-Cubed. You will continue to receive tips on how to properly use Forbidden Pattern and Follow the Hand to keep your students excited about these activities! You will end the unit with a written Assessment designed to make sure your students are all catching onto the material before moving on to Lesson 6. Lesson 5 will last about 10 minutes per day for about 4 days, depending on the level you teach. To learn all about S-Cubed Sight Singing Program for Middle School Beginners, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
Description of Level TWO S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners
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Description of Level TWO S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

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S-Cubed Level TWO is coming! This program is intended only for folks who've completed the original S-Cubed series in full. It is not intended for people who've used other sight singing methods. It is a continuation of the original series. Please +1 all of my products on Google Plus! Stay in touch with Mr D by subscribing to my email list: Email me at inthemiddlewithmrd@gmail.com and write SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.