Sing and Dance
1st Grade Oral Language Resources
Children will:• Learn about performing.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about performers and performances.
• Explore and apply the concept of identifying performers and forming a band.
Children will:• Be able to discuss the concept of performance.
• Orally use words that name various types of performances and performers.
• Extend oral vocabulary by speaking about creating a performance of their own.
• Use key concept words [performer, performance, singer, dancer, actor, chorus, band, audience].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that children are going to learn about performing:
• What does it mean to perform?
• What is an audience?
• What are the differences between a chorus and a band?
• Where can you see a performance?
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask children: What are some types of performances? (rock concerts, ballets, musicals, etc.)
• Ask students: What are some examples of performers? (singers, dancers, musicians, etc.)
• Say: Performances are shows that people go to. There are many different kinds of performers. One type of performer is a musician. What are some instruments that musicians play? (guitars, trumpets, drums, etc.)
Guided Practice• Guide children through the next three slides showing them pictures of different types of performances. Always have the children identify the type of performer or performance.
Apply• Play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature.
• After the first game, ask children if they have ever seen or participated in a performance. After the second game, encourage them to share experiences they have had performing or witnessing performances.
Close• Ask children: Name all the different types of performances and performers you can think of and talk about what each one is like.
• Say: Performances can be a lot of fun! Many people go with their friends or family to see performances. What type of performer would you like to be? Why?