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!
*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.
*SOUND FILES ARE NOT INCLUDED, however there is a link to a Safeshare video for each piece.
This month's pieces are:
*Die Moldau, Bedrich Smetana
*Raindrop Prelude, Fredric Chopin
*Down to the River to Pray, Sung by Alison Krauss
*The Blue Danube, Johann Strauss II
*Hornpipe from Water Music, George Frederic Handel
*Somewhere Beyond the Sea, Sung by Frank Sinatra
Musical genre of the month: The Romantic Era
Element of music of the month: Dynamics
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.
These lessons are part of a year long music listening set
Other Individual Music Listening & Journaling Mini-Lessons:
Autumn Songs Music Listening
Spooky Songs Music Listening
A Little Night Music Listening
Madrigals & Mistletoe Music Listening
Winter Songs Music Listening
Love Songs Music Listening
Water Music Listening
Music of the Nations Music Listening
Spring Songs Music Listening
On Broadway Music Listening
Bird Songs Free Sample