Looking for songs, activities, and ideas for teaching whole note? This 78-page product includes:
*Six folk songs for teaching whole note,
with notation and game/dance directions when applicable ("Au Claire de la lune," "All through the night," "Father's house," "I got a letter," "Old Texas," "Water come a me eye")
*Whole Note learning center directions
*"Be a composer" worksheet
*Rhythm match game
(8 pairs/ 16 cards with directions; helps students remember the names of the rhythms, like whole note, half note, etc.)
*Rhythmic flashcards for whole note:
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 set comes with 12 rhythmic patterns; and can be used for reading practice, composition, instrument playing, transitions, and more!
*Listening lesson slideshow for Mussorgsky's "Great Gate of Kiev"
*Strategies to prepare and practice whole note
(physically, visually, and aurally)
*Musical Math Powerpoint
(make sure to view in slideshow mode!)
*Whole note pre- and post-test,
with answer keys
*Whole note graphic organizer
, with answer key
*Pizza music fractions slideshow:
explains the names of rhythms by comparing rhythms to pizza slices
*Pizza music ostinato slideshow
: Through fun visuals, invites students to perform ostinati on whole note ("dough"), half note ("cheese, cheese"), quarter note ("bacon, bacon") and eighth notes ("pepperoni pepperoni.") Also asks students to create own ostinati using different pizza toppings.
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Prior Knowledge: It is assumed that the students know sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter note, half note, and quarter rest (tika-tika, ti-ti, ta, two, and rest) prior to this unit. The rhythm match game also has half rests and whole rests, but if you have not taught those yet, you could simply take those cards out of the game.
Looking for more sets to teach rhythm? Check out these:
Songs and Activities to Teach Tika-Tika
Songs and Activities to Teach Half Note
Songs and Activities to Teach Quarter Rest
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Whole note, Kodaly, Orff, music, music education, quarter note, eighth notes, learning centers, ostinato