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This lesson includes six short music listening activities designed for grades 5-8.
These listening lessons are meant as six mini-lessons, lasting approx. 10 minutes each. They can also be combined for a longer listening lesson, and would be great for a sub.
The worksheets and slides are designed to have two short answer questions and one complete sentence answer (always #3.) I encourage students to spend the most time on question number three as a way of internalizing each piece. It is my hope that they will create a personal connection with the music and a lasting memory. Please download the preview for a closer look.
*EDITABLE PowerPoint presentation including a title page, short composer or song biography, and three questions for each piece. (Blank slides are also included)
*PDF copy of PowerPoint presentation
*Teacher's guide with answers and extensions.
*Blank student worksheets for completing listening activity.
*Interactive journal templates and directions
*SOUND FILES ARE NOT INCLUDED, however there is a link to a Safe Share video for each piece.
This month's pieces are:
*Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, John Williams
*One Day from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Hans Zimmer
*The Addams Family Theme, Vic Mizzy
*Ghostbusters, Ray Parker Jr.
*Night on Bald Mountain, Modest Mussorgsky
*The Banshee, Henry Cowell
Musical genre of the month: Music for TV and film
Element of music of the month: Instrumental timbre
These lessons are part of a year long music listening set!
Other Individual Music Listening & Journaling Mini-Lessons: