Posted on November 14, 2016
Ready-to-Use Music Reading Activities Kit
By Loretta Mitchell
Book and CD
For grades 1 to 8
A complete sequential program for use with mallet and keyboard instruments, these 150 hands-on activities help students of all abilities in grades 1-8 master the basics of reading music by singing and playing favorite children's songs on a variety of instruments. Uses both solfege and absolute notation, combining instrumental and vocal approaches to learn, apply, and reinforce music reading concepts.
Each section presents a progression of exciting activities for learning particular musical concepts or skills; the sections are sequential, with each one building on skills learned through previous activities. The sections include reproducible worksheets and practice sheets, games, song sheets, composition worksheets,award certificates, and bonus pages of games and partner activities.
A Teacher Resource Materials section includes end-of-section tests and answer keys, follow-up activities, suggestions for extending the learning experience, and classroommanagement suggestions.
Included CD has 12 tracks to coordinate with exercises from the book, and 13 tracks that are accompaniments to the Bonus songs (Good Night Sleep Tight, Jack Sprat, Snowsuits, It's Raining, Eenie Meenie, Teddy Bear, 50 Nickels, Baa Baa Black Sheep, London Bridge, Kookaburra, Bobby Shaftoe, Taffy, and Go Tell Aunt Rhody).
About the Author
About This Resource (Special Features, How It Works)
Scope & Sequence Chart
Section 1: How to Use These Activities Most Effectively
What You Will Need (The Kit, Instruments)
Planning for Instruction (Preparation for the Program, Planning)
Implementation (Instructional Format, Scope & Sequence, Assessment, Recordkeeping, Accountability, Helping Students Succeed, Classroom Management).
Section 2: Student Activities
Pack 1- New concepts: beat, rhythm, quarter note, eighth notes.
Activities: Keep the Beat, Words Have Rhythm, Quarter & Eighth Notes, Discovering Rhythm, Writing Rhythm, Reading & Writing Rhythm, Names Have Rhythm, Names of States Have Rhythm, Reading Rhythm Patterns, A Matching Game, Playing Rhythm Patterns, Compose Your Own Pattern, Congratulations, Pack 1 Bonus Page (Guess the Pattern).
Pack 2- New concepts: melodic direction, sol, mi,treble clef, G, E.
Activities: How Music Moves, Up/ Down/ & the Same, Lines Notes & Space Notes, Singing Sol & Mi, Sol & Mi on Bells or Keyboard, Playing Sol & Mi, The 5-Line Staff, The Treble Clef, Reading G & E, PracticingG & E, Playing G & E Songs, Composing with G & E, Congratulations, Pack 2 Bonus Page (Guess the Pattern #2).
Pack 3- New concept: rest.
Activities: Learning About Rests, Reading Rests, Writing Rhythm, Reading Rhythm Patterns, A Matching Game, Playing Rhythm Patterns, Compose Your Own Patterns, A Song to Sing & Play, Congratulations, Pack 3 Bonus Page (Create a Pattern).
Pack 4- New concepts: la, A.
Activities: Singing La, Finding La on Bells or Keyboard, PlayingSol/ Mi/ & La, Learning the Treble Clef, Reading G/ E/ & A, Practicing A, More Practice with A, Composing with G/ E/ & A, Congratulations, Pack 4 Bonus Page (Create a Pattern #2).
Pack 5- New concept: half note.
Activities: Learning About Half Notes, Reading Half Notes, Writing Rhythm, Reading Rhythm Patterns, A Matching Game, Playing Rhythms Patterns, Compose Your Own Pattern, A Song to Sing & Play, Congratulations, Pack 5 Bonus Page (Create a Pattern #3).
Pack 6- New concepts: do, C.
Activities: Singing Do, Finding Do on Bells or Keyboard, Playing Do, Learning the Treble Clef, Reading C, Practicing C, More Practice with C, Composing with G/ E/ A/ & C, Congratulations, Pack 6 Bonus Page (Name This Tune).
Pack 7- New concepts: re, D.
Activities: Singing Re, Finding Re on Bells or Keyboard, Playing Re, Learning the Treble Clef, Reading D, Practicing D, More Practice with D, Composing with D, Congratulations, Pack 7 Bonus Page (Make Up a Rhythm).
Pack 8: New Concepts
Congratulations, Pack 8 Bonus Page (Name This Tune).
Pack 9- New concepts: fa, F.
Activities: Singing Fa, Finding Fa on Bells or Keyboard, Playing Fa, Learning the Treble Clef, Reading F, Practicing F, More Practice with F, Composing with F, Congratulations, Pack 9 Bonus Page (Make Up a Rhythm).
Pack 10- New concept: dotted half note.
Activities: Learning About Dotted Half Notes, Reading Dotted Half Notes, Writing Rhythm, Reading Rhythm Patterns, A Matching Game, Playing Rhythm Patterns, Compose Your Own Pattern, A Song to Sing & Play, Congratulations, Pack 10 Bonus Page (Create a Pattern #4).
Pack 11- New concepts: ti, B.
Activities: Singing Ti, Finding Ti on Bells or Keyboard, Playing Ti, Learning the Treble Clef, Reading B, Practicing B, More Practice with B, Composing with B, Congratulations, Pack 11 Bonus Page (Name This Tune).
Pack 12- New concepts: movable do, high D'.
Activities: Movable Do, Reading Sol & Mi in Spaces, Sol & Mi Songs, Reading the Treble Clef, Composing with Movable Do, Where Is La, Sol/ Mi/ & La in New Homes, Finding High D' on the Treble Clef, Sol Mi La Songs, Reading the Treble Clef, Composing with Movable Do, Congratulations, Pack 12 Bonus Page (Figure It Out).
Pack 13- New concept: sharps.
Activities: Using Black Bells or Keys, Playing on the Black Keys, Reading Songs with Sharps, You're Sounding Sharp, Sharpen Your Detective Skills, An Old Favorite- In Sharps, Composing with Sharps, Congratulations, Pack 13 Bonus Page (Name This Tune).
Pack 14- New concept: flats.
Activities: Using Black Bells or Keys, Playing on the Black Keys, Reading Songs with Flats, Flats Are Easy, Using Your Detective Skills, An Old Favorite- In Flats, Composing with Flats, Congratulations, Pack 14 Bonus Page (Name This Tune).
Section 3: Teacher Resource Materials:
Pack Tests (How to Use These Tests, How to Score the Tests, Reproducible Tests, Test Answer Keys)
How to Extend the Learning Experience (Aesthetic Education Through Music Reading Activities, Enriching the Learning Process, Performances)
Additional Teaching Aids (Keyboard Guides, Holiday Rondo- A Sample Performance Plan, Bell Checkout Certificate, Supplementary Song Book)
Alphabetical Index of Songs
Tonal Index of Songs
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