Use this once your students have already been aurally prepared for quarter rest: They can find silent beats in songs. This presentation uses the songs Twinkle, Twinkle, Naughty Kitty Cat, Bow Wow Wow and Hot Cross Buns.
For at least two lessons before you plan to present (name) quarter rest, work on the first 3 slides of each song. Students should be accustomed to seeing a blank space instead or “shh!” icon where the quarter rest will eventually be.
Standards addressed:2.a: Perform four-beat patterns that include sol-mi-la or mi-re-do pitches and quarter notes, eighth notes and quarter rests (DOK 1-2)
4.c: Identify and notate using quarter notes, eighth notes and quarter rests (DOK 1-2)