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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!
Lesson 27!  SMART SINGERS!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

Lesson 27! SMART SINGERS! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

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
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Lesson 15  The Secret Code REVEALED!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

Lesson 15 The Secret Code REVEALED! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

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
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Lesson 13  Patterns and Intervals Part 2!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

Lesson 13 Patterns and Intervals Part 2! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

Lesson 13 Product Description This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! In this lesson: *Introduce SYN-CO-PA rhythmic pattern and train them to see the pattern quickly *Assess their ability to identify intervals *We continue the preparation for singing skips of the Major 1 chord through the game Forbidden Pattern and the activity Follow the Hand *We increase the difficulty of the Sight Singing examples and begin to train their eyes to see and identify pitch patterns as well as rhythmic patterns. This lesson is 10-15 minutes per day for 4 days. The first three days of this lesson follow the normal procedure (Written/Oral warm up; Group Rhythm Practice; Forbidden Pattern; Follow the Hand; Sight Singing Example). On the fourth day, you will give the Interval assessment. In this lesson, you will get: *Three Sight Singing examples *Three Group Rhythm Practice exercises *Guidance on Forbidden Patterns, Follow the Hand and Sight Singing preparation. *Individual YouTube links for each day of the lesson with short 2-3 minutes of guidance and teaching tips. *YouTube links showing Mr D teaching the lesson to his students so you can get ideas about how to deliver the material. Your students will stop moaning when you pull out the Sight Singing materials with S-Cubed! It is carefully progressive in order to encourage success for your Upper Elementary and Middle School students each and every day. S-Cubed is the perfect system to use in the Chorus Classroom with inexperienced students, and they will love “beating the page”! One successful step at a time…The S-Cubed way! Start with Lesson 1 today, and your students will be Sight Singing two parts with difficult rhythms and skips in a matter of months! 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
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Lesson 9 Preparation!  S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

Lesson 9 Preparation! S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

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
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Lesson 5 Training the Eye!   S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

Lesson 5 Training the Eye! S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

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
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Lesson 6  Chaos!  S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

Lesson 6 Chaos! S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

Product Description: S-Cubed: How to Teach Sight Singing to Your Middle School Beginners! This program is cumulative in nature. You should begin with Lesson 1 The Game. It's in my store. In this Power Point Presentation, you will learn about another important layer in the S-Cubed process that will help your singers become stronger and more independent Sight Singers. In Lesson 6, you will be guided through how to use what Mr D calls "Chaos" during your Sight Singing lessons. You will learn what Chaos is (as if middle school teachers don't already know!) and how to apply it to your daily sight singing ritual. The new layer will help your students work at their own pace and gradually improve as the process continues. In this lesson, you will also receive 4 more Sight Singing examples, numerous teaching tips (video tips as well as written tips) on how to use Chaos effectively, and several YouTube clips of Mr D teaching the process to his own beginners (2013-2014 school year) so you can see the process in action. You will also continue using the teaching techniques that we learned about in Lessons 1-5. However, this lesson is also good as a "stand alone" lesson for teachers who have a good method in place for teaching pitch and rhythm, but who are looking for another way to help improve some of the weaker Sight Singers. The independent component of Chaos is the part that helps all levels to improve and work at their own pace. Most importantly, using Chaos in your lessons helps you rely less and less on that soprano who has been taking private lessons for 8 of her 11 years on the planet! ....and we want all of them to become better Sight Singers anyway...that is a big part of the S-Cubed philosophy! Try CHAOS today in your classroom and watch how quickly the structured use of it will help your singers become great readers! To learn more about S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program, go to: http://inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com/p/about-s-cubed-successful-sight-singing.html
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Lesson 4  Reading Pitch  S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

Lesson 4 Reading Pitch S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

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
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Lesson 7 Keepin' 'em Steady and Gettin' 'em Skippin'  S-Cubed Sight Singing for Beginners!

Lesson 7 Keepin' 'em Steady and Gettin' 'em Skippin' S-Cubed Sight Singing for Beginners!

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
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Lesson 14  The Secret Code!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

Lesson 14 The Secret Code! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

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
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Lesson 5 Level TWO S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

Lesson 5 Level TWO S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners

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.
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Lesson 2 Follow the Hand S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

Lesson 2 Follow the Hand S-Cubed Successful Sight Singing for Middle School Beginners

Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! In Lesson 2 of S-Cubed, you will take two important steps on the journey...Learning to recognize and perform half steps successfully with your voice and your hands, and learning to "Follow the Hand" while recognizing and correctly singing repeated pitches and stepwise pitches. For more info on S-Cubed, go to: www.inthemiddlewithmrd1.blogspot.com
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Lesson 21 MATH CLASS!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

Lesson 21 MATH CLASS! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

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
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Lesson 22  SYNCOPATION  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

Lesson 22 SYNCOPATION S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

Lesson 22 Product Description This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, begin with Lesson 1. SYNCOPATION Congratulations to you for making it to Lesson 22! Your focus and determination to help your students sight sing will likely pay off for you in ways you never imagined! SYNCOPATION is a four day lesson during which your students will encounter their first syncopated rhythms in an actual sight singing example. We will help them navigate the unique feelings that can occur when they actually have to sing and sign an example with the difficult dotted-quarter eighth note combination. We will also continue to increase 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 four-day lesson, you will receive: 4 Sight Singing examples that include dotted-quarter eighth note combinations. 4 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 4 Written/Oral Warm ups focused on syncopation. 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. 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). This method is cumulative in nature. Teachers should begin with Lesson 1 and implement each lesson progressively. 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
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Lesson 20 DOUBLING!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

Lesson 20 DOUBLING! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

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
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Lesson 17  SKIPS-Part 2!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

Lesson 17 SKIPS-Part 2! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! In this lesson: *We will help the students discover ways to read skips quickly. *We will begin giving students strategies for successful 2-part sight singing through the Group Rhythm Exercises. *We will continue refining the ears of our students by using Chromatics during the game “Forbidden Pattern”. *We will challenge the ears of our students by Scoring the Scale using the Chromatic Scale. *We will continue to refine our students ability to sight sing skips of the major I Chord while using all of the “tools in their toolbox” that they have learned along the way during the previous lessons. This lesson is 10-15 minutes per day for 3 days. 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). This method is cumulative in nature. Teachers should begin with Lesson 1 and implement each lesson progressively. In this lesson, you will get: *Three Sight Singing examples *Three Two-part Group Rhythm exercises *Guidance on the game Forbidden Pattern, Follow the Hand and Sight Singing preparation. *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. 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 method is developed by a real teacher in a real classroom. The method is like a teacher workshop that includes lesson plans and lesson guidance by a teacher who is using it in his classroom everyday. S-Cubed is the perfect system to use in the Chorus Classroom with inexperienced students. They will love “beating the page”! One successful step at a time…The S-Cubed way! It’s real. It’s proven. It works....the 21st century 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
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Lesson 16 SKIPS!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

Lesson 16 SKIPS! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

Product Description: This program is cumulative in nature. For best results, start with Lesson 1-The Game! By Lesson 16 of S-Cubed!, we are approaching the half-way point on our Sight Singing journey with our Middle School Children! The students have mastered stepwise sight singing examples with some difficult rhythms. They have the tools in their toolbox to deal with many challenges, and they can figure out many things on their own.….and all of it is done acapella…with success! We have been preparing skips for weeks. Now, it is time for us to help our beginning students learn to see, interpret and successfully sign and sing skips on the actual staff. In this 4 day Power Point lesson, you will get 3 Sight Singing examples, 2 Rhythm exercises, guidance on the game Forbidden Pattern using Chromatics, three written/oral warm up exercises, handouts to supplement the learning of skips vs. steps, and, as always, you will get links to video teaching tips from Mr D for each daily lesson. Also included, as always, are the video teaching clips of Mr D actually teaching Days 1-3 of the lesson to his beginning students. You will get information about his own test results with his beginners so you can see how he is doing as he takes this journey with you while teaching his own beginners how to Sight Sing. S-Cubed! is like a 7 month long Sight Singing workshop for choral music teachers that includes lesson plans, teaching tips, teaching examples, rhythm exercises, games and, of course, PDF, reproducible files of everything including Sight Singing examples. It’s all about success and fun instead of dread, silence and moans. Developed by a real middle school teacher who is using the method successfully in his own classroom, S-Cubed! is not a Sight Singing book. There are tons of those on the market. It’s an all-inclusive 10/15 minutes-per-day system. It is tried and true and doesn’t skip any steps in the teaching process. The method meets the students where they are and gives them only the information they need to be successful and to stay excited about learning to sight sing. And at the end of the course, you have fluent, excited, literate sight singers who are reading difficult two part examples with success and ease! 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
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Lesson 18  MILESTONE!  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

Lesson 18 MILESTONE! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners!

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
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