Halloween Music Beat Strips & Rhythm Cards

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Grade Levels
1st - 5th
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This fun Halloween version of my Beat Strips for Rhythmic Notation and Dictation is a great way for students to create, notate, and dictate many rhythmic patterns! These work great for small group or individual work and are a fun addition to October themed centers.

This file is a great instructional manipulative that your students can use for notation and dictation. Using a beat strip in either 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, or unmarked meter, students can compose rhythmic patterns or take dictation from the teacher. The patterns for 2/4, 4/4, and unmarked meter can be 4 or 8 beats in length and the patterns in 3/4 meter can be 3 or 6 beats in length.

In addition to the Beat Strips and cards, I've included a large set of cards and a "mini" set of cards that can be used for whole or small group instruction with or without the beat strips.

The cards come in four forms:

1. Picture only

2. Picture with text (label)

3. Picture with text & rhythm

4. Picture with rhythm

The rhythms are written in both stick notation and rhythmic notation with note heads. Rhythms included are:

* "ta" or quarter note

* "ti-ti" or eighth notes

* "ta-o" or half note

* "tika-tika" or sixteenth notes

* "ti-tika" or "ti-tiri" or eighth-sixteenth-sixteenth notes

* "tika-tik" or "tiri-ti" or sixteenth-sixteenth-eighth notes.

This is a great assessment tool for all grade levels!!

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