The Giving Tree - Improvising Music for a Story

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If you are reading The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, bring music to your class's interpretation with a instructional activity about musical improvisation. After listening to Vivaldi's Four Seasons, kids use their own understanding of music as well as classroom instruments to create background music for the story.

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Instructional Ideas

  • A nice way to bring music into your language arts lesson
  • Have kids act out their performances in front of younger kids or parents
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires instruments to complete the activity

  • Comes with parent notes and an assessment rubric (attached)

  • None