Winter Holiday Song with Orff Arrangement | African Noel

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Are you looking for an energetic Winter Holiday Song with K-5 differentiated activities for the music classroom or performance? This joyous Orff arrangement of African Noel is perfect for Christmas or Kwanzaa. Differentiated activities are attainable for early elementary while challenging upper elementary students.

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Listen to each arrangement in the video previews.

African Noel Ostinato Accompaniment Patterns

  • Two rhythmic percussion patterns
  • Two melodic percussion patterns notated with and without prompts.

Music Elements are Differentiated into Three Helpful Levels

See the PREVIEW above for a chart outlining the music elements taught at each level.

More Beneficial Differentiation

In order to provide for differentiation within classes as well as between grade levels, this lesson includes slides with standard musical notation and optional slides with treble clef note names labeled. These slides may be printed for students needing prompts.

Suggested Performance Options

  • Grades K-1 - step dance, song, tambourine
  • Grades 2-3 - song, xylophone 1, tambourine
  • Grades 4-5 - song, xylophone 1, xylophone 2, bongo ostinato

Everything you Need to Teach Engaging Effective Lessons

  • Projectable PowerPoint lessons
  • Full teacher score
  • MP3 rehearsal track
  • Simple piano accompaniment
  • Printable vocal sheet music
  • Simple step dance for younger students.
  • Large easy-to-read music notation
  • Simple ostinato patterns for younger students
  • Challenging patterns for more accomplished students
  • Introduction to ties
  • Interactive rhythm flashcards
  • Guided instruction leads teacher and student through the lesson
  • Built-in student response throughout the lesson
  • An editable template slide for customization of the lesson. if desired

Flexible Resources are Not Rhythm Syllable Specific

Our music literacy resources do not dictate the use of one specific rhythm syllable system. You may use any rhythm reading system - Kodály, French Time, Gordon, Takadimi, or Numerical.


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