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Looking for ways to integrate more listening lessons and music history into your general music class? This "Composer of the Month" growing bundle will eventually include 12 composers! Simply re-download under "my purchases" every month to get the month's additions! Save 30% off the already reduced price by buying this now, as a bundle!
The timeline is as follows:
Antonio Vivaldi: Added May 27
Camille Saint-Saëns: Added June 8
Hildegard von Bingen: Added June 24
Aaron Copland: Added July 5
Claude Debussy: Added July 21
Duke Ellington: Added August 5
Edvard Grieg: Added September 2
Percy Grainger: Added by October 5
Sergei Prokofiev: Added by November 5
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Added by December 5
Each set includes:
*Two Listening lesson slideshows for that composer
*"Be a composer" worksheets (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)
*Movement activity: (25 color and black/white printable sheets with clip art of that composer, with movement directions on each, and PowerPoint with embedded audio), appropriate for grades 1-5. (Not included for Percy Grainger or Heitor Villa-Lobos)
*Listening worksheet--can be used with piece of your choice
*Slideshow about the composer'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 the composer, his/her life, and music in general!
*Crossword Puzzle: Puzzle includes 7 clues about the composer's life. Includes key.
*Composer of the month bulletin board visuals (includes letters for "Composer of the month," Picture of the composer, World map pointing to the the composer's country, Visuals for the composer's most well-known works, Two quotes by the composer (if quotes can be found), and Composer/ Conductor/ Musician Visuals with definitions)
*Follow Me: Has students keeping the beat in different ways to piece by that composer
*Did You Know Cards: Includes 8 different interesting facts about each composer. These can be used during music lessons and/or read on morning announcements during the month the composer is being studied
*Directions for the set
I will also add a bonus file, once the set is complete, which will be a year plan overview. This overview lists grade levels by month, giving a list of melodic and rhythmic concepts I prepared or practiced each month, the composer I chose for each month, and which activities and lessons from each set worked for that month and those concepts.
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These activities can be used for any month you choose, or if you'd prefer, can be spread out over the year. Please note that due to copyright, you will have to provide the recordings for the activities, except for any files with embedded video or audio.
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