Call and Response/Rhythm-"Shoo, Turkey" Boomcards Activity

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1st - 3rd
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"Shoo, Turkey" is a favorite Thanksgiving time call and response play game. If you don't get a chance to play it, you can still use it in your curriculum with this Boom Cards™ activity, which emphasizes the call and response form and rhythmic phrases of ta, ti-ti, and rest. These activities can be done in the classroom or remotely.

The Boom Card™ deck includes

  • a brief geographical history of "Shoo, Turkey"
  • listening examples, and directions that are both recorded and written. Students determine how many voices sing each part and how to determine which is the call and which is the response.
  • short listening journaling
  • phrase order
  • rhythm matching. There is plenty to do to keep your students going! Finally, there is a link to a blog post giving directions on the game itself.

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