Time Signature Unit: 3/4 Songs and Activities

Aileen Miracle
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th
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113 pages
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Aileen Miracle


Need strategies to teach 3-beat meter, or 3/4 time signature? This product includes the following:

*Songs to teach 3-beat meter: Makoair, Oranges and Lemons, Amare Moina, Fais Do Do, Magic Feathers, Little Swallow (which is in mixed meter, and good for 3/4 practice)--includes game/activity directions for all

*35-minute Lesson for presenting 3-beat meter

*Rhythm manipulatives for writing rhythms in 3-beat meter

*Banana Split Sundae composition activity

*Learning center activities for 3-beat meter

*Rhythm flashcards for 3-beat meter: 4 different versions, including one set labeled 3-beat meter with barlines and no double barline, one labeled 3-beat meter with barlines and double barline, one set labeled 3/4 with barlines and no double barline, and one labeled 3/4 with barlines and double barline. Each page comes with two flashcards, which can be printed onto cardstock, cut into two (on the solid line), and laminated for frequent use. Each flashcard set comes with 10 rhythmic patterns. (I included sets without the double barline in case you wanted to combine rhythm cards for longer rhythmic reading.)

*Strategies for teaching 3-beat meter, which includes both preparation and practice activities, as well as Dalcroze-inspired tennis ball activities

*3-beat meter glyph worksheet: Students create two measures of rhythm based off their likes. Great for following directions and tracking measures!

*3-beat meter pre-test, post-test, and answer key

*"Be a composer" 3-beat meter worksheet: Students cut out measures of 3 beats of rhythm and arrange however they want

*SMART Board File for presenting 3-beat meter: Students or teacher write barlines, double barline, and meter for "Makoair," then for "Oranges and Lemons"

*3-beat meter Anchor Charts: Labels common meter terms. Can be printed out in color and/or made into posters to hang in the room.

*"Makoair" and "Oranges and Lemons" stick notation: Can be used for learning centers to dictate with rhythm manipulatives. Includes rhythm only, and rhythm and note names

*How to conduct in 3-beat meter: Fun, colorful visuals for learning how to conduct!

*Meter assessment: Interactive assessment that can be used to assess students' understanding of 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4!

Download the preview for more information and visuals!

Prior knowledge: Prior to using this set, students should know half note and other basic rhythms, as well as 2/4 and 4/4 meter.

Check out these sets:

Songs and Activities to Teach 2-beat meter

Songs and Activities to Teach 4-beat meter

Songs and Activities to Teach 6/8 meter

Thanks for looking! You can visit my blog at www.mrsmiraclesmusicroom.com.

Total Pages
113 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 months
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