Looking for ways to integrate more listening lessons and music history into your general music class? This "Composer of the Month" set focuses on Duke Ellington.
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This product includes:
*Listening lesson slideshow for "Caravan"
(appropriate for grade 3 and above--this lesson focuses on whole note and tie)
*Listening lesson slideshow for "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"
(appropriate for grade 3 and above--this lesson focuses on whole note and pick-up)
*"Be a composer like Ellington" worksheet
(appropriate for grade 1 and above--separate composition worksheets for each of these concepts: ta and ti-ti, quarter rest, tika-tika, half note, ti-tika, tika-ti, syncopa, and tim-ka, comes in color and black/white)
*Movement activity to Ellington's "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing")
(25 color printable sheets with clip art of Ellington with movement directions on each, and link to Google Slides with embedded video), appropriate for grades 1-5.
--can be used with Ellington piece of your choice, comes in color and black/white
*Slideshow about Ellington's life
, with student-friendly details
*Gallery Walk Visuals and Worksheet:
Includes visuals that can printed out for gallery walk, gallery walk worksheet, and directions. Students either work individually or in small groups to answer questions around the room. This is a great way to get students thinking critically about Ellington, his life, and music in general!
: Puzzle includes 7 clues about Ellington's life and music. Includes key.
*Composer of the month bulletin board visuals
(includes letters for "Composer of the month," Picture of Ellington, World map pointing to the U.S., Visuals for Ellington's most well-known works, Two quotes by Ellington, and Composer/ Conductor/ Musician Visuals with definitions)
: Has students keeping the beat in different ways to Ellington's "Take the A Train"
*Did You Know Cards
: Includes 8 different interesting facts about Ellington. These can be used during music lessons and/or read on morning announcements during the month Ellington is being studied
*Directions for the set
Download the preview for more information and visuals.
These activities can be used for any month you choose, or if you'd prefer, can be spread out over the year. They could also be used during Black History Month. Please note that due to copyright, you will have to provide the recordings for the activities, except for the movement activity (since it includes embedded video.)
Interested in more composer sets? Check out my first "Composer of the Month" bundled set.
Check out these sets:
Composer of the Month: Scott Joplin
Songs and Activities for Black History Month
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