Prior to lesson: Set up a blog for the class and have the students join- give a brief tutorial on how to use the blog/make edits and changes and describe their self assessment procedures.
Step 1 Clap rhythmic patterns and have class repeat ("be my echo"). The patterns being clapped should not be more than quarter, eighth, half and whole notes- if the lesson is stretched into a unit, the music teacher should feel free to introduce the sixteenth note and dotted rhythms.
Step 2 Introduce the Rhythm Tree to the class using Kodaly Method and then have class sight-read the rhythmic patterns on the board. Make clear that the rhythm tree is much like the fraction tree in Math. There are many similarities. Also, compare the study of music to these fractions in explaining how the tree is split up and how the notation works.
Step 3 Introduce the Sight-Reading Kodaly Do Re Me Fa So.. Major scale and hand signs have the students move hand up and down accordingly. Then move on to simple three pitch patterns you have written on the board and show the class using your hand. For example you may write on the board (mi, so do) or you may have them audiate the hand signs you show them. Have students who show understanding of the lesson come and imitate you as the teacher (they love this chance to play teacher!)
Step 4 Combine Solfege and Rhythm patterns through constructed rhythm and pitches on the board.
Step 5 Have students pair up in groups and figure out the solfege and Kodaly syllables for a simple song like, "Mary Had a Little Lamb" or "Row Row Row Your Boat." One group could do the rhythm, one group could do the melody- etc... different ways of pairing the students