This file contains slides for the English/Scottish folk song, The Water is Wide. This song helps to prepare, present, and practice a whole note.
Hardest Rhythmic Concept: ta-a-a-a (whole note)
Other Rhythmic Concepts: ta, ti-ti, ta rest
I have included a copy of the song in case it is not one from your folk song collection.
This will help you:
- Prepare, present, and practice ta-a-a-a
- Icons to keep the beat to the song
- Icons to show the rhythm of the song
- Hearts representing the beat in preparation for introducing the whole note
- Slides dictating the rhythm without a whole note (shows quarter notes tied together, so students need to know what a tie is)
- Introduction slides for ta-a-a-a (with other syllable choices and a blank slide for those that use something else)
- Rhythmic notation of the song in standard notation
- Interactive game for matching lyrics with the rhythmic notation (8 separate slides for the 8 lines of the song)
- Maps for finding England and Scotland on the map
- Slide with original song file
- Printable student beat and rhythm charts
- Printable cut-outs for students to practice matching rhythms with lyrics for added practice
This file is over 70 PAGES!
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Looking for other songs to help teach Ta-a-a-a?
All Through the Night - German Folk Song
Au Clair de la Lune - French Folk Song
Land of the Silver Birch - Canadian Folk Song
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