Intro to Note Values and Time Signatures
Young scholars recognize and reproduce the lines and spaces of the treble clef musical staff. They list 3 out of 5 basic note values. Students clap a basic written rhythm and recognize the basic and time signatures.
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Introduction to Ludwig van Beethoven
"Ode to la Tortilla" and "Ode to Joy"? Sure! Use Gary Soto's poem to introduce learners to the ode format. After examining the descriptive words Soto uses, class members study a poster of Ludwig van Beethoven, suggest words that describe...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Book Trailer Projects From Classroom to Community
Invite your pupils to express their understanding of a novel through a collaborative video project. Groups choose a novel from those you have studied in class, select four scenes, storyboard the scenes, film the scenes, edit the film,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet. Although designed for gifted learners, the...
8th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Analyze Documentaries
Prepare your class for creating their own documentaries. Before they get started, they'll need to know what a documentary is and what makes a documentary compelling. As a class, watch several documentaries from the point of view of the...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Note Names and Note Values - An Interactive Smart Board Lesson
Using the Note Names and Values SMART notebook file, review the whole, half, quarter and eighth note with young scholars. Students sing "Apple Tree Song." They add body percussion, and then instruments. Young scholars use the SMART apple...
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Learning Note Values with Math Manipulatives
Students gain better knowledge of how fractions and note values work together and to better understand the concept of note values. They access the concepts of fractions and how they apply to music notation. Students incorporate...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts