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Music Theory is collected into a Lotus Leaf Notebook which is a great hands-on Music class assignment for a change from the ordinary.
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(Includes one completely assembled unit for assembly instructional purposes, shipped separately)
A series of templates are photocopied, and each student gets the forms used to construct a Music Theory Lotus Leaf Notebook.
The focus is on Musical Intelligence in Music Class...
We believe that the repetitious pattern used throughout the KOFH Educational Products line suggests that these graphics are related to Musical Intelligence.
The scales are the sounds we hear, and they are very much in the same order as the forms and designs that are collected into these repetitious groupings for other subjects we study.
Students are directed to cut and fold these forms, then personalize and color code various parts of them.
Over the corse of a number of sessions, a 3-D lotus leaf notebook is produced which sums the various theories and concepts.
Great for Show-and-Tell and cooperative project oriented class work.
Portfolios are recommended in order that the students can keep the materials together between sessions. The portfolios become one of the "testing" Rubrics by which classroom activity can be graded in comparison to the other student portfolios.
Felt tips or colored pencils are useful so that students can personalize their LL Notebook, and add notes and comments in the spaces that pertain to particular concepts.
The traditional Music Theory course of study is paralleled by these 16 pages which can be introduced by the teacher when appropriate.
Each page is a couple of Hands-on lessons which the teacher must cover and explain.
The activity, however, is a new feature to the instructional methodology.
Usually, it is merely assumed that the students are following the lectures and making notes accordingly.
Using this technique of a Directed Note Taking, this methodology assures that there will be proper attention to the content of each lesson.
This has been accomplished by passing out these uniform notes which merely require students to cut, fold, and color or highlight various parts of the graphic.
An added feature to this format is that the teachers can see that the whole class is "on the same page," literally.
In each lesson there are identical formats to the Graphic Organizers. Included in each booklet are graphic organizers which are blank. These blank pages are useful as a preliminary exercise. Each student initially is instructed to copy the concepts from the blackboard, in pencil, and in the appropriate blank space on the blank graphic.
The neat, clearly printed Lotus Leaf page that will be passed out after the topic has been thoroughly covered will replace the student's rough copy, and added to the other completed pages.