This is a great Halloween lesson plan for music teachers and classroom teachers alike. This plan uses the colorful picture book, Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. The story is a funny tale about a very different kind of witch who wears red & purple and has a bow in her hair. She has a great adventure with some other characters and ends up making some great friends. This plan integrates reading strategies with an interactive musical activity, including instruments and singing. Your students even get to do some basic music composing! Don't worry classroom teachers, the composing is self explanatory and does not involve any musical skill. And if you don't have any instruments, you can use "found" instruments, like the wall, the floor, or the desks.
This plan includes three extensions which will keep your students busy for quite awhile. Be on the lookout for an accompanying PowerPoint, which will be coming soon! Don't forget to leave feedback, so you can earn Teachers Pay Teachers credits!