These worksheets are the reason that I started making my own worksheets. There are very few worksheets that DRILL lines and spaces in a approach similar to a math worksheet. Every year, my students come up from our feeder schools with varying levels of knowledge and accomplishment of music reading. Even students that I have one year often seem to forget this vital skill by the next year. As such, I have created several different worksheets to match students ability levels.
This set of four worksheets give students a chance to drill the lines and spaces on staff in both treble and bass clef. The first 3 worksheets create words, thus giving the student instant feedback on whether or not they are doing the work correctly.
I always try to start each worksheet out with a smile, or a "groaner" pun. These worksheets are no different, and are entitled: "Musical Code," "The Store," "First Music Crossword," and "Nonsense." (Please note, "First Music Crossword" does not have the usual pun or smile because of the necessity of the puzzle itself.) I hope they invoke at least a smirk from you and your students.
I try to make several worksheets on the same topic; that way you can easily differentiate your assessment for advanced students as well as special education students (some may only have to do one or two worksheets, where more advanced students may have to do all four).
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