Time Signature Unit: 6/8 Meter Songs and Activities

Aileen Miracle
Grade Levels
2nd - 6th
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Aileen Miracle


Need strategies to teach 6/8 meter or time signature? This product includes the following:

*Songs and chants to teach 6/8 meter: Oh my fish in the sky, Chop Chop Chippity Chop, Oliver Cromwell, The Grand Old Duke of York, Fais Do Do, Risseldy Rosseldy

*Rhythm manipulatives for writing rhythms in 6/8 meter

*Banana Split Sundae composition activity

*Learning center activities for 6/8 meter

*Rhythm flashcards for 6/8 meter: 2 different versions, including one set with barlines and no double barline, and one 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 6/8 meter, which includes both preparation and practice activities, presentation suggestions, as well as thoughts about when to teach 6/8 meter

*6/8 meter glyph worksheet: Students create two measures of rhythm based off their likes. Great for following directions and tracking measures!

*6/8 meter pre-test, post-test, and answer key

*"Be a composer" 6/8 meter worksheet: Students cut out measures of 2 beats of rhythm and arrange however they want

*6/8 meter Anchor Charts: Labels common meter terms. Can be printed out in color and/or made into posters to hang in the room. Includes anchor charts labeling 6/8 as 6 beats in a measure (with the eighth note as the beat) and anchor charts labeling 6/8 as 2 beats in a measure (with the dotted quarter as the beat)

*How to conduct in 6/8 meter: Fun, colorful visuals for learning how to conduct! Includes visuals for conducting in 2 and in 6.

*Chop Chop Chippity Chop preparation and practice slideshows: Mini-slideshows for the chant Chop Chop, for preparation and practice phases

*Let's Make a Stew Game: Connected to the chant "Chop Chop," this fun game has students choose ingredients for their stew and read patterns!

*Oh my fish in the sky, Disappearing measure SMART board file: Has students read the rhythm to "Oh my," then choose measures to watch disappear!

*Oh my fish in the sky, Draw barlines SMART board file: Has students use the SMART board pen to write barlines for the rhythm

*Strong beat 6/8 file: Has students color the strong beats for "Oliver Cromwell" and "Oh my fish in the sky"

*Lesson plan and materials for presenting 6/8

Download the preview for more information and visuals!

Please note much of this set is focused on simpler 6/8 rhythms: dotted quarter, three eighths, and dotted quarter rest. There are also materials with the rhythms quarter/ eighth and dotted half note.

Check out these sets:

Songs and Activities to Teach 2-beat meter

Songs and Activities to Teach 3-Beat meter

Songs and Activities to Teach 4-beat meter

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

Total Pages
102 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 months
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