This is an easy-to-use, baseball themed game for assessing how well your young and older students can recognize treble clef pitches by sight. It reinforces the notes from C below the staff to A above the staff. This is a beautiful game with tons of baseball photographs. It is so easy to use, you can leave it for a sub that has computer access.
Identify the pitches by sight to earn a home run (one point) for your team. There are thirteen questions in this game.
The winner is the team that has made the most home runs at the end of the game.
HOW TO PLAY:
1. On each question, teacher says, “Go!”
2. As soon as the teacher says, “Go,” teams begin figuring out the pitch name. It should take 20-30 seconds to answer.
3. When someone in the team thinks they know it, they raise their hand. The leader asks what they think it is. The person with their hand raised tells the pitch name and how they figured it out (i.e. “I saw it was the second space note. I spelled FACE and saw that A was the second letter. I knew the second space had to be A.”)
4. The leader says, “Let’s vote.” Teammates show thumbs up or down. If a majority agrees, the card holder selects that answer, making sure to keep it hidden from the other teams.
5. Teacher says, “SHOW ME YOUR ANSWERS!” Card holders for each team hold up the answers. THEY MUST HOLD UP THEIR ANSWERS until you advance to the slide that shows the answer so you can write the scores on the scoreboard.
6. Teams that answer correctly hit a home run, earning one point to add to the scoreboard.
7. At the end of the game, tally the points. The team with the most points wins!
*Rearrange students as needed to account for the variety of skill levels. If students are getting discouraged, declare a winner right where you are in the game, rearrange the students into new teams, and continue the game! *
Included in this .zip folder:
1. The game “Name That Pitch! – Home Run Derby” for PowerPoint
2. Teacher Instructions page (that is this page you are reading now!)
3. Printable Answer Cards
4. Printable Scorecard
This is a PowerPoint file. If you cannot open PowerPoint files, please try the following links for Smart Notebook games and printables:
Music Detective Case 1: Case of the Missing Manuscript - Smart Notebook Version
Treble Clef Note Name Test - Line and Space Notes
Would you like a Home Run Derby game that assesses student knowledge of instruments? Try this: Name That Instrument - Home Run Derby Edition - POWERPOINT - Back to School BTS
1. Each page has links for the correct and incorrect answers, so the game can easily be played by kids, teachers, and substitutes with little fuss;
2. Beautiful, color pictures;
3. Instructions for how to use the game;
4. This makes a great assessment tool and can also be an easy sub plan in a pinch.
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