Ostinato Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What is ostinato in music? This lesson plan explains this with the help of a simple text lesson, musical examples, and an activity that gets students involved in identifying ostinato.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'ostinato'
  • list the elements related to ostinato in music

Length

  • 1 hour

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.2

Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3

Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4

Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9

Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

Materials

  • Audio of Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D
  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated text lesson
  • Access to the Internet
  • Devices with audio for students to access the Internet

Key Vocabulary

  • Ostinato

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