Peter and the Wolf Teacher Resources
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Fourth graders study Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." They explore the characters and the instruments that represent the characters. They create their own version of "Peter and the Wolf" for the purpose of introducing the kindergartners to the classroom instruments and developing a love for music (much like the purpose that Prokofiev wrote his).
Students listen to the story of Peter and the Wolf and answer comprehension questions. They then will name the beginning, middle, and end of the story using a graphic organizer. Students then individually illustrate each part of the sequence i a 3-section storyboard.
Students discover how stories are told through symphonies by: Analyzing the story of "Peter and the Wolf" They create their own story using characters from "Peter and the Wolf."
First graders integrate music and fairy tales to improve their listening and analytical skills. In this music and fairy tales lesson, 1st graders view and listen to the musical fairy tale 'Peter and the Wolf' using a SmartBoard. Students then participate in a Bingo game to identify the musical instruments in the fairy tale.
Young scholars complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Peter and the Wolf. For this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have discussions, and more.
This outstanding lesson will encourage your students to combine their knowledge of rhythm, pitch, tone and color with their imaginations to create original compositions about animals. They create a music carnival to "Peter and the Wolf" by Prokofiev, and "Carnival of the Animals" by Saint Saens. Additionally, they create animal masks for their carnival as well as classroom instruments, and are assessed throughout the duration of the carnival, being monitored and asked questions.
Students use the story Peter and the Wolf to review story elements and identify orchestra instruments. For this orchestra identification lesson, students read the story and listen to the music from the story. Students use a graphic organizer to record the story elements and retell the story to a partner. Students search online for pictures of instruments and how they sound. Students write a reflection paper about the story. Students will be quizzed to see if they can aurally recognize instrume
First graders listen to Prokoviev's Peter and the Wolf, relate the story to the music and identify instruments and their representative characters. They examine how music communicates events and images that help the listener to better explain a story.
Second graders combine their knowledge of rhythm, pitch, and tone color with their imaginations to create original compositions about animals. They use "Carnival of the Animals", by Saint-Saens, and "Peter and the Wolf", by Prokofiev, for comparisons.
Is your class familiar with the tale of Peter and the Wolf? If they are, they will have fun testing themselves on how well they can identify each character by listening to the piece. This presentation acts as a quiz where the class works to identify the instruments and the characters. Music is not included in this resource.
Students read any book in the "Peter and the Wolf" series. As a class, they discuss the characters and assign instruments to represent each person. They play their instruments at the proper time when the story is reread.
Students investigate the families to which the instruments of an orchestra belong. The identification of the instruments and their function in the playing of symphonies are made as they listen to the piece, "Peter and the Wolf."
Second graders write a song. In this music lesson, 2nd graders make masks depicting four or five of the animals from "Carnival of the Animals". Students divide into groups according to the animal mask they made. In their groups students create a song and perform it in front of the class.
Young scholars explore music appreciation by reading sheet music. For this musical score analysis lesson, students utilize their individual instruments to play the song "Peter and the Wolf." Young scholars listen to an online version of the song and compare their work to the Internet version.
Students listen to and examine a recording of the opera Don Pasquale and study the various musical instruments in an orchestra. They discuss the difference between a symphony orchestra and an opera orchestra. Finally they play the music of the opera using either their own instruments or those that are handmade using household objects.
Students listen to a book, "Meet the Orchestra." They observe a PowerPoint presentation, listen to the sounds in "Peter and the Wolf" and then match illustrations of instruments to their specific sound. Students identify instrument families and create a chart.
First graders make a book that shows the different musical pieces in Carnival of the Animals that represent animals. In this animals and music lesson plan, 1st graders tell how they interpreted each part to represent an animal.
Students listen to Carnival of the Animals and recognize that a certain instrument represents a certain animal. In this animals and music lesson plan, students will make a book showing which musical instruments represent which animals.
Pupils explore the sources of various sounds. In this music lesson, students identify and describe sounds around them. Pupils participate in a sound lotto game.
A wonderful presentation explains a musical fairy tale. Perfect for an independent work station or as a link to send home for homework, this slideshow comes equipped with full audio. Each character, theme, and instrument from the piece Peter and the Wolf is described. Children will also be able to preview each characters musical theme.