These fabulous respect music class writing prompts serve as a powerful alternate assignment for kids who keep complaining they don't want to sing, for students who chatter through class, for ringleaders, "music is boring" kids... the works.
Many of these prompts are drawn straight from a music teacher facebook thread I was on a while back. A teacher was asking for help with boys who didn't want to sing - and everyone seemed to like my suggestions so much, I decided to create these cards to help out even more teachers. I have quite a few tricks up my sleeve from being a counselor.
Have a complaint? Rap about it! Go sit in the corner and get to work writing :-)
Quick note: Many of these prompts contain sassy
MS-style humor. If you are a very traditional teacher, these prompts may not reflect your personal style of humor. However, if you are an adventurous "I'll try anything!" teacher, you may have found your solution!
Fun fact; Just handing this assignment to noisy kids may be enough to get them back on track and paying attention. Look sincere, smile, then offer kids a choice; This assignment, or behave. Trust me. The lazy ones will settle down right away. Most do!
Included in this product:
*a set of 72 writing prompts on the theme of teacher respect. Some ideas are presented tongue-and-cheek, some are straight forward.
If you are NOT a music teacher, please check out our Respect Rap cards x40; these same cards minus music teacher themes.
The first five pages of cards cover teacher respect in general,
the last four are specific to general music class and general choir
themes. These cards can also inspire more cooperative behavior in Kodaly and Orff classrooms. (You may to choose to just skip one or two singing themed cards that don't fit with your classroom style.)
*a set of 72 cards created in black and white for saving ink. These are not just greyscale versions of the first set of cards. These cards were created to look wonderful on their own as well as being ink efficient.
All cards print out beautifully and are 300s. For best results, print on card stock and laminate.
Students pick a random card out of a box full of writing prompts, or the teacher can assign a specific card based on a transgression. Next, based on the assigned card theme, students must come up with a clever (and respectful!) rap. Since this assignment covers "writing in music class," all raps must be written out neatly and handed in sweetly. You can also have students perform their completed assignment in front of the entire class. Hold a respect fest!
Imagine this: Your most disruptive students present their "Respect Rap" honoring music class, all its merits, and their lovely teacher in front of all their peers. Are we smiling yet?
copyright Lessia Bonn
for I am Bullyproof Music
This product allows music teachers one copy
of this product. A license to purchase more copies at a wholesale rate is also available upon purchase.
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