Use this simple composition template to help motivate your upper elementary students! The template has a given rhythm, and asks students to compose a melody using Do, Re, & Mi (in C).
Here you will find a rough draft worksheet that has the given rhythm written above the staff, and a template for a final copy.
I have used this with my 4th graders. We read the rhythm as a class, and then they use xylophones to give it pitch. Hope you find this helpful in your music classroom! Enjoy!