Need strategies to promote critical thinking in your Fourth Grade music room? Want to encourage 21st century learning? This set includes:
Several questions are included for each of the following concepts: 3-beat meter (3/4), Syncopa (eighth/ quarter/ eighth), Tim-ka (Dotted eighth/ sixteenth), High do, and Fa, as well as a page of questions for various topics, such as instrument families and using technology to compose and perform music. The sheets are formatted so that you can check off the questions as you use them in your lessons, and teacher notes are included for many of the questions. A sheet is also included so you can list any additional questions you'd like to ask.
*Music journal starters:
9 sheets are included, as well as a music journal cover, which you could print off at the beginning of the year for each fourth grader or print off as you need them. The journal starters allow students to respond to music with art and with writing. Journal starters include creating art to demonstrate understanding of instrument families, Three sheets for SQUILT (Super Quiet UnInterrupted Listening Time), One sheet for reflection on what each student would write if they were a composer, and a journal sheet for how students might compose music for Hokusai's "Great Wave Off Kanagawa." Worksheets are included both without a place to fill in names and with a place to fill in names; just print off whichever you'd prefer!
*Sentence starter signs:
Can be printed out in color, laminated, and posted in your room to help students during class discussions. Signs include "I see," "I hear," "I notice," "I wonder," "I speculate," and "I observe." Note: The design for these signs is different from the designs included in the Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and Third Grade critical thinking sets.
*Materials to accompany the set, including:
--Songs and chants: Makue, Deaf Woman's Courtship, and Pourquoi, including any game directions
--Stick notation sheets for "Pourquoi"
--"Makue" in 3-beat and 4-beat meter
--Venn Diagram SMART board file for comparing tim-ka and ti-ti
--"Canoe Song" in stick notation, both with "syncopa" and "ti-ti ta" as a comparison
*Directions for the set
You can purchase this set at a discount with my Critical Thinking in the Music Classroom Bundled Set.
Check out my other critical thinking sets:
Critical Thinking in the Music Classroom Kindergarten Set
Critical Thinking in the Music Classroom First Grade Set
Critical Thinking in the Music Classroom Second Grade Set
Critical Thinking in the Music Classroom Third Grade Set
Critical Thinking in the Music Classroom Fifth Grade Set
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