This has been a long time coming! I'm so excited to roll this resource out to you!
My students LOVE rhythm reading! They really enjoy the challenge of it and seeing how far they have progressed in what they can read. I use this resource in my classroom for various activities. Primarily as a part of our daily agenda which always includes reading music, rhythm challenges, and I have also printed them out for classroom teachers as a part of my sub binder.
Because my students are mostly ELL and I have special needs students in mainstreamed classes, these slides go in a progression I felt reasonable for my students. For example, I do not teach a dotted half note until 4th grade when my students begin encountering syncopation and dotted quarter notes. All rhythms are in 4/4 time and increase in difficulty up to dotted quarter combinations and eight-sixteenth note combinations.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade are grouped together; if I have extra time at the end of the year or a really advanced group of kindergartners I introduce notes to them using 1st grade standards.
Each grade level is color coded which brings a lot of excitement to my students when I jump them to another grade level when they need a challenge. Some rhythm cards repeat over each grade level as a quick refresher. For ease of navigation simply click on the grade level on the title page and it will skip you to the appropriate slides
This resource will grow as my students request more challenging rhythms!
Like the music notation in this resource? Head over to Musical Magic
to purchase the notation clipart I use to create my flashcards.