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Elementary Music I can play the…Guiro: Orff, Rhythm, Instruments & More

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Looking for a fun way to address elementary music curriculum and incorporate learning and playing non-pitched percussion instruments at the same time with multiple grade levels? Your music students will love playing the guiro and performing their composition!

An original poem to teach to your elementary music students anytime. Choose the interactive slides that correspond to the curriculum you are currently addressing with your students regarding rhythm: quarter notes, quarter rests, 2 eighth notes beamed (ti-ti) and 4 sixteenth notes beamed (tiri-tiri). Adaptations and extensions are also addressed if using the activities for Kindergarten. Your students will love the activities included in the detailed lesson plan and the PowerPoint.

The set of Lesson Plans and PowerPoint interactive slides include:

• 4 lessons each 8-30 minutes (5 pdf pages) plus an original speech/poem with a teacher accompaniment on the conga drum. The lesson plans include detailed instructions for teaching the poem, rhythmic activities, composition activities and instruments with Kindergarten - Fifth Grade. Lessons are designed so that you can introduce the instrument and allow all the students in class to play the instrument. Adaptions and extensions are also addressed.

• 15 slides created with PowerPoint 2013 - tested on PowerPoint 2010 (with 9 slides being teacher and/or student interactive) may be used to reinforce rhythmic reading. You will have everything you need to teach all the lessons. Please note, you are not charged for duplicated slides which help facilitate the teaching process.

PowerPoints work very well with Smartboards - just touch the board to activate the sound effects and the animations.

It is an excellent piece to address curricular concepts while enjoying making music starting the first day of class.

The product was created to be compatible for Mac users. However, please download the preview as a test prior to purchasing!

Check out the other products in the series: Rhythm Sticks, Hand Drum, Tambourine, Triangle, Finger Cymbals, Woodblock or Vibra Slap {Freebie}. Stay tuned for additional instruments added to the series!

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Linda McPherson
McPherson’s Music Room
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