Peer Teaching

For this peer teaching assignment, we were to teach a short song, a capella, by rote using a specific formula.  

Task Analysis for Peer Teaching #1 

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11. Entire Song ­ - T sings & S sing in head  
     T: I’m going to sing the whole song again.
        This time, sing in your head and give me
        that resting tone at the end.  
        (sing) Spring, spring, what a glorious feeling!  
        All the little lambs on the hillside squealing  
        Tighten up your braces, tuck in your shirt.  
        All the little green things growing in the dirt!  

12. Students sing resting tone  
     T: (cue resting tone)  
     S: Bum  

13. Ready, sing!  
     T:  Now let’s do the whole song!  
     T:  (On rhythm and melody of 1st phrase)
         “one, two, and a’ ready sing!”  
     S: ​(sing) Spring, spring, what a glorious feeling!   
         All the little lambs on the hillside squealing  
         Tighten up your braces, tuck in your shirt.  
         All the little green things growing in the dirt!
 


Full detailed task analysis below.

Task Analysis for Peer Teaching #1 

1. Introduction to “Spring” 

T: Who can tell me what season is coming? (Wait for correct response) That’s right, spring! What are some good things about spring? (Get a handful of responses) I love spring. Plants and animals love it, too. 

2. Teacher sings 

T: (Pat duple meter: 1, 2, 1, 2) Tap with me! 

S: (Pat duple with teacher) 

T: (sing) Spring, spring, what a glorious feeling! 

All the little lambs on the hillside squealing 

Tighten up your braces, tuck in your shirt. 

All the little green things growing in the dirt! 

3. Resting tone 

T: (sings resting tone) Bum 

T: (gesture students to echo) 

S: Bum

4. Teacher sings 

T: (pat macro beat and invite students to pat) 

(sing) Spring, spring, what a glorious feeling! 

All the little lambs on the hillside squealing 

Tighten up your braces, tuck in your shirt. 

All the little green things growing in the dirt! 

5. Students sing resting tone 

T: (cue resting tone) 

S: Bum 

6. Short Phrases w/echoing resting tone 

T: This time echo the resting tone when I sing it after each phrase. 

T: Spring, spring, what a glorious feeling. Bum (gesture to echo resting tone) 

S: Bum 

T: All the little lambs on the hillside squealing. Bum (cue students) 

S: Bum 

T: Tighten up your braces, tuck in your shirt. Bum (cue students) 

S: Bum 

T: All the little green things growing in the dirt! Bum (cue students) 

S: Bum 

7. Teacher sings short phrases, students sing resting tone 

T: Remember that resting tone! 

T: Spring, spring, what a glorious feeling. (gesture to sing resting tone) 

S: Bum 

T: All the little lambs on the hillside squealing (gesture to sing resting tone) 

S: Bum 

T: Tighten up your braces, tuck in your shirt (gesture to sing resting tone) 

S: Bum 

T: All the little green things growing in the dirt! (gesture to sing resting tone) 

S: Bum 

8. Major key cadential melody ­- D major 

T: Now repeat after me! 

(sing) Major rests on do (gesture students to echo) 

S: Major rests on do 

T: (sing with hand symbols) Do me sol, sol me do (gesture students to echo) 

S: Do me sol, sol me do 

T: (sing) Do fa la, la fa do (gesture students to echo) 

S: Do fa la, la fa do 

T: (sing) Do me sol, sol me do (gesture students to echo) 

S: Do me sol, sol me do 

T: (sing) Ti re sol, sol re ti (gesture students to echo) 

S: Ti re sol, sol re ti 

T: (sing) Do me sol, sol me do (gesture students to echo) 

S: Do me sol, sol me do 

T: (sing) Do me re ti do (gesture students to echo) 

S: Do me re ti do 

9. Short Phrases ­ - students echo 

T: Repeat after me! 

T: “Spring, spring, what a glorious feeling,” (gesture students to sing) 

S: Spring, spring, what a glorious feeling 

T: All the little lambs on the hillside squealing (gesture to students) 

S: All the little lambs on the hillside squealing 

T: Tighten up your braces, tuck in your shirt (gesture students to sing) 

S: Tighten up your braces, tuck in your shirt 

T: All the little green things growing in the dirt! (gesture students to sing) 

S: All the little green things growing in the dirt 

10. Long Phrases ­ students echo 

T: Let’s put the first two lines together. 

T: Spring, spring, what a glorious feeling! All the little lambs on the hillside squealing (cue students) 

S: Spring, spring, what a glorious feeling! All the little lambs on the hillside squealing 

T: Tighten up your braces, tuck in your shirt. 

All the little green things growing in the dirt! (cue students) 

S: Tighten up your braces, tuck in your shirt. 

All the little green things growing in the dirt! 

11. Entire Song ­ - T sings & S sing in head 

T: I’m going to sing the whole song again. This time, sing in your head and give me that resting tone at the end. 

(sing) Spring, spring, what a glorious feeling! 

All the little lambs on the hillside squealing 

Tighten up your braces, tuck in your shirt. 

All the little green things growing in the dirt! 

12. Students sing resting tone 

T: (cue resting tone) 

S: Bum 

13. Ready, sing! 

T: Now let’s do the whole song! 

T: (On rhythm and melody of 1st phrase) “one, two, and a’ ready sing!” 

S: ​(sing) Spring, spring, what a glorious feeling! 

All the little lambs on the hillside squealing 

Tighten up your braces, tuck in your shirt. 

All the little green things growing in the dirt! 

14. Give feedback to students 

Repeat last steps as necessary.

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