In this Partner Parody Project (in PDF and Slides), students work together while learning terms like parody, meter, rhyme, etc. Students combine their own lyrics with their partner’s to create a parody of “My Favorite Things.” I used this with my students at the beginning of the year as a way to get-to-know each other.
This handy reference sheet is great to keep in band/orch/choir folders for kids to fill out as they learn new symbols. It also makes a great pre/post assessment tool for demonstrating student growth!
Help your students research, understand, and present on the folk songs of their country. This is editable so that you can adjust it for your country, setting, and scoring. A great group project.
This is a fun music activity to help reinforce note identification and increase reading fluency for the 1st five pitches in the concert Bb scale. It’s great for elementary/beginning band students and contains 46-pages of speed trials where students can compete against the clock, each other, or themselves!
This interactive music notebook is a great tool for assessing middle school (5th and 6th grade) music students while encouraging creativity and student-centered learning. This file can be used in a variety of ways, including as traditional interactive notebook pages, worksheets, assessments, differentiated activities, evidence of learning, and more. Also included is an editable version, so that you can customize student directions and/or adjust music terminology to fit your needs!
This project will take students through the process of writing a chord progression, notating it, composing a melody to fit the chords, assigning parts, practicing it, determining and rehearsing a message to communicate through the composition, and performing it. The project can be adapted to incorporate ukulele’s, keyboard instruments, boomwhackers, xylophones, or even free online software (link included in teaching notes) to fit your classroom needs.
Jazzers have a language all of their own! Whether you are deep into a serious study of jazz and jazz musicians, or just want to lend a little light-hearted fun to your music class, these 45 jazz terms will help you! Each 11X8.5 sheet displays one term and the definition. Post them on your walls as is, or cut the terms and definitions apart for an interactive board or music center. Now includes write-the-room worksheets!
This interactive music notebook is a great tool for assessing middle school (5th and 6th grade) music students while encouraging creativity and ownership of learning. This file can be used in a variety of ways, including as traditional interactive notebook pages, worksheets, assessments, differentiated activities, evidence of learning, and more.