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11416987 - The Great Flood

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The Great Flood (A Noah Sound Story) Teaching Tips by Susan Eernisse A Story Worth Telling Recount the story of Noah using a child-friendly version of Genesis 6:9-8:22. If you choose to summarize it, be sure to show the children where it is found in a Bible. The story is about Noah's obedience and God's faithfulness – God keeps God's promises. God still keeps promises today as we, like Noah, learn to trust and obey God. Rhythmic Speech The Great Flood is a musical version of the story that is spoken, not sung. To get ready for speaking as an ensemble, practice speaking distinctly as a group using tongue twisters and rhymes – using various styles of speaking: higher, lower, softer, louder, older, younger, etc. It's fun to even try different accents like Southern (US), British, etc. There are individual solo parts, but all the children get to speak in the places designated for ALL, and in small groups (Crews) throughout the story. Isolate the lines spoken by ALL and practice speaking together while keeping a steady beat on a drum or with body percussion. Teach the expression you desire as you introduce each line – soft, loud, excited, etc. The recording is a great resource to help with this process. Layers of Sound (The Construction and the Storm) The construction and storm sounds in this story enter in layers, which creates a dynamic and interesting effect. As each new layer (group) is added, the other groups should lower their volume to allow the new layer to be more prominent. Remind children that the groups are not in competition with each other, but are to work together in the best way to tell the story. Allow the Storm Crew to create movements or actions to enhance their part of the storm. Performance Options This spoken-word experience has many options for groups of all sizes. The Narrator lines can be split between multiple speakers. The Crews can include as many children as you'd like - and children can play on multiple crews if you have a smaller ensemble. If needed or desired, the Narrator(s) can double the spoken Crew lines. Percussion instrument suggestions are provided in the score; however, you can certainly utilize whatever instruments are available to you - including "found percussion" - common items in a pantry or garage that can be used to make a percussive sound (wooden spoons, trash cans, cookie sheets, boxes of macaroni, etc.). Critical Takeaways The story of Noah is more than a children's story with a zoo-filled boat and a colorful rainbow: 1. Noah had doubts and questions, but he obeyed God – Noah built a boat! 2. Noah had fears after days and months in a boat with no end in sight – Noah trusted God! 3. Noah waited for God to end the flood and gave all the credit to God – Noah thanked God! 4. God rewarded Noah's faithfulness – God made a promise and sealed it with a rainbow! 5. While others refused to follow God, Noah chose to listen and obey – we can do the same! ã 4 4 Narrator 3 With energy! ( q = 125 ) Ó Œ ‰ j œ There œ œ œ œ Œ once was a man, œ œ Œ œ œ Œ faith - ful, god - ly, ã ã Nar. 7 œ œ Œ ‰ œ œ œ No - ah! His name was œ œ Œ ‰ œ œ œ No - ah! His name was ALL: œ œ Œ Ó No - ah! œ œ Œ Ó No - ah! œ œ œ œ Œ God said, "No - ah, ∑ ã ã Nar. 10 œ œ œ œ œ Œ you must build a boat." Ó Œ ‰ j œ A NOAH & MRS. NOAH: Œ ‰ j œ œ Œ "A boat. œ Œ Ó boat? œ œ œ œ œ ‰ j œ You must build a boat. A ∑ ã Nar. 13 œ œ œ œ œ Œ boat for your fam - 'ly, œ œ œ œ œ ‰ j œ they will be your crew, plus œ œ œ œ œ œ œ ev - 'ry kind of an - i - mal, œ œ œ Œ two by two." ã . . . . 17 œ œ Œ œ œ Œ No - ah! No - ah! ALL: 1st time: p 2nd time: F œ œ œ œ Œ Trust and o - bey! œ œ œ œ œ Œ Lis - ten to the Lord! œ œ œ œ Œ Fol - low God's way! CGA1695 Kimberly Ingram The Great Flood Kimberly Ingram The original purchaser is granted permission to duplicate these pages. This is a non-transferable license. Copyright © 2022 Choristers Guild. All rights reserved. A Noah Sound Story

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