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Bundled Set: Basketball Rhythm Relay & Trivia
This super fun lesson is an excellent way to assess your students' recognition of rhythm and support aural development while interjecting Basketball trivia! As always, this activity has been tested in my own K-5 music classroom. My students had such a blast playing this! See below for more information about how I used this in my classroom.
The files include:
• 6 pages of primary level rhythm cards, 4 cards per page, for a total of 24 primary rhythm cards; 4 pages (16 cards) reinforce quarter note and eighth note combinations, and 2 pages (8 cards) reinforce quarter notes, quarter rest, and eighth note combinations; simply mix and match as needed
• 6 pages of intermediate level rhythm cards, 4 cards per page, for a total of 24 intermediate rhythm cards; reinforced rhythms include quarter note, quarter rest, eight notes, and sixteenth notes
• 12 Trivia Questions with Multiple Choice Answers, including: Question # Slides, Question Slides, Multiple Choice Slides, and Answer Slides
This game worked extremely well for ALL grades! FOUR files: TWO sets of trivia slides in BOTH a PPT and PDF format and TWO sets of rhythm cards in BOTH a PPT and PDF format. Enjoy!
HOW I USED IT:
1) I divided my students into 4 teams, and we sat in a rectangular shape.
2) I placed the rhythm cards in the middle and gave students directions explaining good sportsmanship, card handling, and that there was one correct rhythm card in the pile (you could, of course, create as many sets as you'd like and have each team bring back the correct card). I used fewer cards for the lowest two grade levels so there weren't as many choices for them to sift through.
3) I chanted the requested rhythm, and students raced to the middle to find the correct card, holding up what they thought was correct until the correct answer was found.
4) The found rhythm was returned to the pile, and play continued.
5) Since only one team at a time could score in the rhythm round (again, just the way we played it. You could, of course, allow each team to score by printing multiple sets), we used the trivia round to provide an opportunity for all teams to score. The majority ruled each team's answer.
This game works well for ALL grades!