Do you need a fun way to review form and rhythmic concepts through a classical connection? If so, these listening activities are for you! This set of activities focuses on the Overture from The Nutcracker by Peter Illich Tchaikovsky.
The set includes:
- Overture PREVIEW PDF (shows all files included in the set)
- Composer Bio Teacher Edition (Printable in Color)
- Composer Bio Student Worksheet (Printable)
**Students can fill in the information about Tchaikovsky while the teacher shares from the Teacher's Edition.
- Animated Listening Map PowerPoint (for Projection)
**This listening map focuses on identifying the four themes of the piece and tracking the form. It includes the composer biography and Nutcracker story as well.
- Animated Listening Map Worksheet (Printable)
**Students can color the characters representing each theme and use the worksheet as a manipulative to track the form while listening to the piece.
- Instrument Play Along Activity PDF (for Projection)
**This listening map shows how students can use classroom instruments to practice and perform rhythmic patterns that correspond with the form of the piece. It includes the composer biography and Nutcracker story as well.
- Rhythm Pattern Assessment Worksheet (Printable)
**Students can perform one of the rhythmic patterns from the Play Along Activity as an assessment.
- Rhythm Composition Worksheet (Printable)
**Students can write their own rhythm patterns for each theme to perform with the piece.
Due to copyright, the recordings of the pieces are not included with this product.
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