This set includes directions, rhythm ostinato cards, and a pictoral story to be incorporated along with the children's folk story, "The 3 Billy Goats Gruff" After learning each character's ostinato part, it will be inserted into the story every time the character is mentioned. The story is written out and graphics are inserted every time an ostinato is to be chanted (ex. every time the little billy goat is named, the little billy goat rhythm ostinato will be performed in the story.) Students can read the story or the teacher can. Ostinatos can be performed as a whole class or in small groups. Instrumental suggestions are also included for each character. The ostinato patterns can also be layered together at the end for a concluding rhythm performance. Speech interjection for the story are also color coded for ease of students and the teacher.
Using half notes, quarter notes, quarter rests, sixteenth notes, eighth notes, and sixteenth/eighth combinations, this activity is great for students who are familiar or may come across this book in their reading classes as well. Great cross curricular activity that is engaging for students and meets music standards while incorporating literacy as well. A final performance can be created and shared as well.
Ostinato directions and suggestions for performance or final product are included.
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Keywords:Billy Goats Gruff, Music and Literature, Rhythm, Folktales, Treble in the Classroom