Having studied Saint-Siens as an introduction to instruments of the orchestra and how sound can create 'pictures' - this is a composition activity to help students learn to compose.
This worksheet is a step by step guide to creating a short melody that is inspired by their animal of choice. Options given include a Snake, Butterfly, Elephant, Fish, Ant, Monkey, Whale, Duck and Horse.
Leading wuestions offer students time for critical thought and intelligent creativity. Often junior students struggle to compose without paramaters and a strong scaffold.
Students thoroughly enjoyed this activity. When partnered with Finale Notepad - teachers can incorporate critical reflection into the activity and students can listen to their piece and alter it til they are content.