Students use this packet to take notes about each section of the Nutcracker Suite. They will discover the form, meter, and distinguishing elements such as featured solo instruments or tempo. Also included is a composer bio of Peter Tchaikovsky and a quick and easy to complete word search. I've had great success using this packet to keep students focused as I introduce one or two sections a week in music class. Use your own intuition to know how fast or slow to go with your classes in this unit.