Whether introducing or reinforcing rhythmic literacy, you and your students will have a jammin' good time practicing and composing rhythms with these mnemonic graphics and engaging activities. 36 pages include a hyperlinked index, 'tried and true' teaching guide, 33 pages of colorful, printable or projectable rhythm cards and jam sessions, and two pages of black-line masters, smaller one-beat activity cards for more economical printing if desired.
Adaptable to three skill levels:
Level 1: quarter notes, quarter rests, and eighth-note pairs
Level 2: above rhythms plus sixteenth notes (tika-tika)
Level 3: above rhythms plus sixteenth- and eighth-note
combinations (ti-tika and tika-ti)
I've included two ready-made three-part jam sessions for each level (six total), suggested music for play-alongs and instructions for composing activities. The possibilities are endless for creating ostinatos, drum circles and 'jam' sessions!
This is one of my favorite ways to involve students in reading, chanting, playing and creating rhythm patterns. Using the Orff technique of speech-to-rhythm, these icons and their rhythmic text will cement student comprehension and recall of the notation as well as build playing and composing skills. Great for drum circles and rhythm band activities!
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Key Concepts: beat, rhythm, music literacy, rhythm band, texture, drumming, ti-ti, tika-tika, ti-tika, tika-ti, composing rhythms, drum circle, summer music fun