Halloween Song with Orff Arrangement | Pass the Pumpkin

Frau Musik USA
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Do you need a FUN Halloween Song which also builds music literacy? This K-5 Orff Arrangement makes DIFFERENTIATION easy. NO-PREP activities include music reading, singing, major/minor scales, playing a game, and performing using rhythmic and melodic instruments.

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Play is important even for upper elementary students. This lesson includes a game that your students will want to play ALL year long!

The following music elements are included in this easy-to-use lesson.

  • Quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rest
  • High/low
  • Treble clef note names (with and without prompts)
  • Major/minor scale
  • Solfege reading (with and without prompts)

Note: In order to allow for differentiation within grades as well as between grades, activities are NOT labeled with levels or grades.

Also Included in Lesson

  • Learning Targets written as clear concise student-centered “I can” statements
  • Simple, doable, observational assessment options with rubric
  • Large easy-to-read music notation
  • Melodic ostinato patterns are notated with and without prompts
  • Differentiation options with instrumental accompaniments of varying levels of difficulty
  • “Look it Up!” slides to introduce new music concepts & symbols
  • Built-in student response & active engagement throughout lesson
  • “Take it Home” pages to share at home
  • An editable slide with border for customization of lesson, if desired
  • Teacher Tips for using lesson

Not Rhythm Syllable Specific: The lessons in this Music Literacy series do not dictate the use of one specific rhythm syllable system. You may use any rhythm reading system with these lessons.

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