Songs and Activities to Teach Tika-Tika/ Tiri-Tiri {Sixteenth notes}

Aileen Miracle
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2nd - 4th
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Need ideas for teaching tika-tika or tiri-tiri (sixteenth notes)? This comprehensive product includes:

*Five folk songs/chants for teaching tika-tika or tiri-tiri, with notation and game/dance directions ("Diddle Diddle Dumpling," "Double Double This That," "Love Somebody," "Tideo," and "Paw Paw Patch")

*Lesson for the book "Hand Hand Fingers Thumb," by Perkins and Gurney

*Tika-tika learning center directions, including a "Be a composer" worksheet for one of the stations

*Rhythmic flashcards for tika-tika/ tiri-tiri: Each page comes with two flashcards, which can be printed onto cardstock, cut into two (on the solid line), and laminated for frequent use. The flashcard set comes with 14 rhythmic patterns; with most of the patterns being commonly found in folk songs. The patterns are first written with noteheads, and then in stick notation (without noteheads). The flashcards can be used for reading practice, composition, instrument playing, transitions, and more!

*Lesson plan for presenting tika-tika/ tiri-tiri (35 minutes long, aligned with the National Core Arts Standards)

*Listening lesson for Mozart's "Rondo Alla Turka" (several mini-lessons)

*Paper plate improvisation activity, accompanied by rubric

*Rhythm manipulatives, with directions on how to use

*Strategies to prepare and practice tika-tika: physically, visually, and aurally

*Powerpoint for "Love Somebody" (to present tika-tika)

*Musical Math Powerpoint: Students add rhythms together

*Paper airplane PDF for reading tika-tika, ta, ti-ti, and quarter rest patterns using a koosh ball or squishy ball. Simply view in "full screen" mode to view like a PowerPoint!

*Tika-tika/ Tiri-tiri pre- and post-test, with answer key

*Tika-tika/ tiri-tiri graphic organizer, with answer key

If you use alternate rhythm names, such as "tiri-tiri" or "takidimi," you can still use all of the files, as the rhythm names aren't specified within the files.

Prior Knowledge: It is assumed that the students know eighth notes, quarter note, and quarter rest (ti-ti, ta, and rest) prior to this unit.

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Total Pages
67 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 months
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