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Making Sight Reading Fun! Choral Games for Students and Teachers



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Making Sight Reading Fun!
Choral Games for Students and Teachers
By Mary Jane Phillips
Grades 4 - 12

Resource book of games to motivate upper elementary and secondary students to work to improve their sight reading skills and have fun while doing it! The author is a veteran middle school choral director and offers tips and "tricks" from her experiences with her students. There are motivational games like Eliminator, Sight Reading Football, and Trashketball. Short daily activities and 20 longer Friday Game Day activities will keep students alert and engaged while learning to sight read. Includes many sample music examples and a list of resources for more sight reading material.

How to Teach Sight Reading in 8 Easy Steps
Giving Rewards for Winning Games
Choosing and Naming Teams

Section 1: Daily Activities
Upside Down Day
The Quiet Game
Talk to the Hand
Pick a Measure
Pick a Note
Sight Reading Hall of Fame

Section 2: Friday "Game Day" Activities
Spin the Wheel
You Decide
Less Is More
Roll the Dice
Sight Reading Baseball/Softball
Human Tic Tac Toe
Lines and Spaces Races
Sight Reading Football

Recommended Resources
Appendix A - Sample Rhythm Exercises
Appendix B - Sample Pitch Exercises
Appendix C - Sample Rhythm/Pitch Exercises
Appendix D - Sight Reading Baseball/Softball
Appendix E - Trashketball
Appendix F - Sight Reading Football


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