This Lesson Pack contains 7 rhythm reading lessons introducing and practicing quarter notes, quarter rests and eighth notes as well as prepping the concept of melodic direction. Each lesson contains at least one optional "Take Home Page". All lessons include built in Learning Targets or “I Can” statements. Learning Target Pages are fully customizable to meet the requirements of your school.
The different owls color code the lesson sequence moving from introduction of an element through guided practice to mastery.
Lessons are designed to read the rhythm first, then reveal the words. By giving students only the rhythm, you automatically focus their attention. Lyrics will follow on the next page. The last few lessons begin to prep pitch reading and lead directly into my other Music Literacy Packs..
Lesson 1: Animal Rhythm Patterns, quarter note/rest
Lesson 2: This Old Man, quarter note/rest
Lesson 3: Bluebird, Bluebird, quarter note/rest
Lesson 4: More Animal Rhythm Patterns, quarter note/rest, eighth notes
Lesson 5: Apple Sauce, quarter note/rest, eighth notes
Lesson 6: Pease Porridge Hot, quarter note/rest, eighth notes
Lesson 7: All the Little Ducklings, quarter note/rest, eighth notes
If you are unhappy with this product, please email me directly and I will modify the product to fit your needs. Best wishes in the classroom and out!