Boombox Classroom: Found Instruments
In this music worksheet, students select items they could use to make their own instrument. They draw an illustration of an instrument they would like to make. Students are introduced to the vocabulary terms: Forte, Piano, and Dynamics.
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Instruments From Around the World
How much does the environment affect how and what man creates? Children explore the effect of the environment on primitive man as they research raw materials from a specific location. They use their findings to write a short essay about...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Nature Walk: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 2)
Walking in nature is the theme of a unit designed to support English language development lessons. Scholars look, write, speak, and move to explore topics such as camping, woodland animals, instruments, bodies of water, things found at a...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
A Guide for Using Sarah, Plain and Tall and Journey in the Classroom
Patricia MacLachlan's Sarah, Plain and Tall and Journey are the focus of a teaching guide that provides a vast array of materials, activities, and teaching ideas. A must-have resource for classrooms that use these award-winning novels.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
Thrilling Information: Music and Reading
Here’s a cross-curricular program music activity that uses Peer Gynt to engage class members. Groups take one section of “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” choreograph their section of the tune to represent the story as they imagine it,...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare
Both The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare are great additions to an elementary language arts instructional activity. Young readers focus on the literary elements of each story, including characters and plot development, and...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Phonological Awareness: A Sound Beginning
Looking for ways to spice up your phonics instruction? Choose from a variety of phonological activities to complement a reading lesson. The guide goes through the basic components of good phonics instruction focusing on sound types,...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Orchestra Instruments and Their Families
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."
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts