Updated! This PDF uses the words "Autumn season" instead of "October" in the opening paragraph so that it can be used into November! This is a fantastic lesson for an observation, or to get your students exploring all over their instruments! Tier 3 Vocabulary words guide the lesson through with creativity, imaginative thinking, discussion questions, open-ended questions and story-telling all based on spooky sounds and autumn nights. This is perfect for a small-group lesson. Teach harmonics, glissandos, finger taps, sul ponticello, col legno and more extended techniques in a really fun, spooky and memorable way! Detailed instructions as to how to play each technique and spooky ways to describe each sound is provided on the handout for you and students to read aloud together. My students love this lesson and always ask me to do it again!!
Side note: The question on the bottom of the page is a great connection/hook into allowing you to have Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique playing as students walk in, with the lights dimmed to set the spooky atmosphere! And then, play the piece at the end of the lesson and have the exit ticket/assessment be where students tell you what "extended techniques" they hear in the symphony after going through the activity!