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Explain to the class what a pattern is. For example, a pattern is something that repeats itself, or happens over and over.
Tell them a pattern can be something they see with their eyes. As an example, draw a pattern of repeating shapes of colors on the board; square-triangle, square-triangle or green-yellow-red, green-yellow-red. Explain that a pattern can also be something you hear with your ears and that many songs have patterns made up of repeating words or phrases, and repeating tunes.
Patterns in Old MacDonald had a Farm: Tell them Old MacDonald had a Farm is a song with patterns. It has repeating words with melodic phrases. Ask them to listen for the repeating patterns as you sing the song together. Lead the students in singing the song Old MacDonald had a Farm while introducing the animals in the following order: You can hold up or point to a picture of the animal from the handout to indicate which animal you will be singing about in each verse.
After singing the song, ask the students what patterns they noticed. As the children share their answers, write them on the board or put the Lesson Plan Handout on the board.
Patterns in the picture book Old MacDonald had a Dragon: Explain to them that in this story, some of the patterns from the song get interrupted or broken.
Ask the children to listen for the patterns and the way the patterns are changed or broken as you read the story. After you read the story, ask the class who or what broke the different patterns the dragon interrupts the patterns.
Ask the children to explain what patterns were broken or where. If needed, re-read the book or portions of it to show where the pattern breaks occur. Tell the students you are going to sing together old MacDonald had a farm again.
Explain to them that as you sing it, this time you want them to count how many times a given pattern is repeated. Then lead the students in singing the song, but this time add a verse with the dragon.
The animals should be introduced in the following order: Once again, hold up or point to a picture of the animal from the handout to indicate which animal you will be singing about in each verse. If desired, sing the verses again to have students count other patterns that are repeated in the song.
This portion of the lesson plan can be used to introduce the concept of comparing and contrasting patterns.
Explain to the students that in addition to repeating patterns in the song, the story Old MacDonald had a Dragon also has repeating patterns and phrases. These repeating patterns are very similar to each other compare but also have slight differences contrast. Explain to the students that as you re-read the book, they should listen for those repeating phrases.
Tell them that whenever you start to say a certain repeating phrase, they should say it aloud with you. But also have them pay attention to the slight differences between each repeating phrase. As an additional option, if you have enough copies of the book for the students to share, they can read silently along as you read, but when you come to a repeating phrase they can read it aloud.
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