Category Archives: 3rd-5th Grade Lessons

Simple Music Symbols Quiz

This is a quiz appropriate for probably 3rd-6th beginners to music. I’ve realized that most kids easily get basic symbols confused, and often do not know the name of the symbols they are reading. This assessment gives some brief explanation … Continue reading

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Teaching With Movies

As I was doing research today on some appropriate movies to show in a middle school classroom in the event of needing a substitute or something else serious occurring, I stumbled across the website Teach With Movies. I was looking … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s Wig!

Because it’s Big! Beethoven’s wig! Just a fun cartoon to get kids interested in one of the most influential composers of all time. Kind of catchy too. 😉  

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Composer Quest Assignment

Hello readers! I am currently substituting long-term for a teacher who is out on sick leave, and one of my more unique classes is music appreciation class. Last week we studied musical genres, this week it will be musical periods/eras. … Continue reading

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Resource: FREE Music Lesson Plans

Check out this database of music lesson plans from Hillsborough Countyu Schools: Music Curriculum Search You will need to enter the provided username and password. I have not examined these lesson plans in detail, but when you log in you … Continue reading

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Plate Skates!

This is a movement activity that my mom has done with some of the kids in her EBD (emotionally/behaviorally disabled) class. They used waxed paper plates on their feet as skates! Step on the plate and skate around the room. … Continue reading

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Listening Map – Mussorgsky’s “Promenade”

This is one of my favorite lessons. I’ve taught it in class before, and I have used it in several of my college courses as well. I have included all the elements needed to teach this lesson. If you use … Continue reading

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