Based on Standard 6 for Elementary Music—Listening-Analyzing, this colorful card set will be a great addition to your lessons as you teach Loud and Soft sounds. Activities and assessment ideas included.
And there are also suggestions for reinforcing literacy skills to satisfy the new mandates for including those skills in every subject area.
You first have to establish the concept of the opposite meanings of loud and soft sounds. Even though this should be an easy skill for kindergarteners and first graders, they will need to solidify and “fine tune” this skill as they develop the ability to hear the more subtle nuances between dynamic markings.
Remember even what you think may be a simple skill may not be for your younger students. Different cultures have different meanings for words.