My students love listening to Christmas music just as much as I do! These listening glyphs give your students an opportunity to listen to some great Christmas music and give you an opportunity to assess their understanding of some basic music concepts in a fun and easy way.
A glyph is a pictorial representation of data. These clever worksheets ask students to color each object or portion of the picture based on what they hear. These glyphs were designed for use with some great Christmas classics (Okay and one from Pentatonix and The Brian Setzer Orchestra because they are my students LOVE them!) Each glyph asks students to listen for 4-5 things in a piece. Some of the concepts covered: loud or soft/quiet, fast or slow, instrument family identification, steady beat or no steady beat and more.
There are actually four versions of each Christmas listening glyph.
10- Primary grades listening glyphs with “performed by” and the artist’s name for each of the Christmas songs below.
10- Identical listening glyphs with “performed by” and the artist’s name for each of the Christmas songs below designed for older students. Although the picture are the same, students are asked to identify “vocalists” instead of “singers”, “rondo” or “verse and chorus” instead of “repeated parts”, “forte” and “piano” instead of loud and soft/quiet and so on.
These same glyphs (primary and intermediate) are also included with NO “performed by” in the title so that you can use the same song but by a different artist or in a different arrangement. There is definitely no shortage of Christmas music out there so you may find these pages fit your needs.
Listening glyphs are included for:
“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee
“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
“Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciando
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Gene Autry
“A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives
“Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow” by Dean Martin
“Sleigh Ride” by Ella Fitzgerald
“Run, Run Rudolph” by Chuck Berry
“Jingle Bells” by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
“Silent Night” by Pentatonix
This file comes as a PDF. Due to copyright restrictions, recordings of these songs are NOT included in this download. They are available for purchase in all of the usual places. You may also be able to find recordings on YouTube that will work in your classroom.
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