Compose music, composing with writing, and make friends with a dino! This music composition activity includes ideas for Orff composition and improvising with speech patterns, as well as Kodaly composing with solfege. Take a poem and create a wonderful song your first and second graders will enjoy, while at the same time, reinforcing rhythmic dictation, pitch, improvisation skills, dividing into syllables, creative writing skills by writing about the project, and more! Includes the following:
Directions with several options and extensions
Smart Notebook file (includes large print of poem, poem words divided into syllables, poem with words not divided, three line staff with mi indicated, and three line staff with do indicated)
Dino rhythm manipulatives
Optional dino poem words (for dividing into syllables) manipulatives
Optional three line staff masters for composition
Laban movement word card masters
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