The Ultimate Substitute Teacher's Music Resource Guide
Music Class Activities for the Musically-Challenged Substitute Teacher
By Geoff Lorenz, Barbara Meeks, Robin Virzi, & Janet Vogt
For grades K - 6
A resource filled with activities that take little or no music background to teach. Each activity has an indication of the level of music expertise needed to teach: 1 means no music background is needed, 2 requires some musical knowledge (such as previously playing an instrument or singing in a choir), and 3 is for teachers with a music degree or a well-rounded knowledge of music. Teacher pages give suggestions of when to use the activity, directions for the teaching process, and (when appropriate) answer keys for the student pages. For teachers with some musical background, selected activities also list Optional Topics for Discussion. Games, worksheets, and exercises are divided by classroom grade level (K to grade 6), and all student pages are reproducible for use with the students in the purchaser's class.
CONTENTS, with teacher level (1-3):
Activities for K to Grade 2: Music Assessment Worksheet (2-3), Understanding Loud & Soft (1-3), Learn to Listen (1-3), The Name Game (1-3), Feel the Beat (1-3), Put on Your Listening Ears (1-3), The Same or Different (1-3), Count & Clap (1-3).
Activities for K to Grade 4: Create Your Own Music (1-3), Meet the Classical Composers (1-3), Follow the Conductor (1-3).
Activities for Grades 3-4: Songs with Sounds (1-3), Music Assessment Worksheet (2-3), Match the Instruments (1-3), Reviewing Note Values (2-3), Let's Rest a While (2-3), Note Speller (2-3), Musical Crossword Puzzle (1-3).
Activities for Grades 3-6: Sing with Do-Re-Mi (2-3), Arranging Simple Songs, (2-3), Name That Tune & Other Fun Games (1-3), Musical Memory Add-a-Note (2-3), Music in Images & Words (1-3), Identify the Instruments (1-3), Musical Symbol Search (2-3), The Alphabet Game (1-3), Composer Gallery (1-3), Pass the Rhythm (1-3).
Activities for Grades 5-6: Musical Story Time (1-3), Music Assessment Worksheet (2-3), Who's Who in Classical Music (1-3), Draw with Musical Symbols (2-3), Musical Definitions (2-3), Mystery Composers (1-3), Instrument Name Game (1-3), Rhythm Shuffle (2-3), Creative Composing (2-3), Notespeller (2-3), Musical Styles Scramble (1-3), Once Upon a Musical Story (2-3), Musical Crossword Puzzle (1-3), Word Symphony (1-3), Exploring the Orchestra (2-3).
Appendix: Composers in Music History, Glossary of Musical Terms, Piano Fingering Chart, Parts of the Guitar, Guitar Chord Chart, Recorder Fingering Chart, Music Staff Paper.
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