This resource pack comprises 10 Word Search Puzzles based on 10 different musical themes, and they are designed for 6th to 8th graders, but can also be used as revision for slightly older students. Each puzzle has 21 words to find, 20 of which are stated on the puzzle, and 1 of which has a riddle as a clue. The puzzles are flexible in how they can be used, but are primarily aimed at being the basis for substitute lessons. As such, a 3500-word document, setting out 10 x 1-hour lesson plans for substitute teachers is included with this pack. In each case, the word search is the starting point, and a variety of cover-appropriate suggested activities follow, along with detailed support to guide a cover teacher, who may have little or no musical knowledge, through the lesson.
Specifically, the themes of the word searches (and lesson plans) are based on the following: famous composers; orchestral instruments; world instruments; Broadway musical characters; music styles and genres; basic foreign terms (tempos, dynamics, performance directions, etc); signs and symbols; elements and eras; Soul and Motown artists; describing music (terms relating to descriptions of melody, tonality, structure, etc). Furthermore, a clear and full set of answers are provided for the word searches themselves, so that students can self-mark and correct.
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The zip folder exclusively contains PDF files: 1 x Answer booklet; 1 x Puzzle Booklet; 1 x Lesson Plan Booklet. All documents and resources in this pack use American spellings and terminology.