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Purposeful Pathways Lesson: Never Sleep Late Anymore – Teaching With Orff

We trust you and your young students will enjoy this lesson taken from Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom, Book Three – by BethAnn Hepburn and Roger Sams. Designed to encourage active music making, this lesson includes pathways to rhythm, literacy, partwork, ensemble, and improvisation.

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Music Educators Toolbox | Carnegie Hall

Music Educators Toolbox

This set of free online resources for music teachers includes lesson plans and activities, summative and formative assessments, video examples, and documented best practices. Designed to be effective and adaptable in a wide variety of music classrooms, the resources were developed through Carnegie Hall’s five-year residency in a New York City elementary/middle school.

The Toolbox currently features grade-specific music education resources addressing fundamentals of Rhythm and Meter, Form and Design, Expressive Qualities, Pitch, and Performing.

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Welcome to My Song File Browse through over 1149 songs, worksheets, games and strategies for free!* Search by many musical elements including rhythm, pitch, form, theme, game type and more to find exactly the right music resource for your teaching purpose. Our strategies contain many examples of how to apply songs, worksheets and games in a cohesive approach to teaching. Build your personal songfile online, accessible anywhere you have internet.

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Explore Rhythm and Meter With the Chrome Music Lab – Teaching With Orff

Katie Wardrobe of Midnight Music shares her music tech lesson plan, which guides students to compose and play rhythms in different meters with Chrome Music Lab. In March, Google launched the free Chrome Music Lab Experiments site to celebrate Music In Our Schools month and to allow users to explore the way in which music works…. Read more »

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Music Educators Toolbox | Carnegie Hall

This set of free online resources for music teachers includes lesson plans and activities, summative and formative assessments, video examples, and documented best practices. Designed to be effective and adaptable in a wide variety of music classrooms, the resources were developed through Carnegie Hall’s five-year residency in a New York City elementary/middle school.

The Toolbox currently features grade-specific music education resources addressing fundamentals of Rhythm and Meter, Form and Design, Expressive Qualities, Pitch, and Performing.

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The Color Conducto – Rhythm Activity from the Tuscon Songstress

This activity is intended for children ages 3 and up.  It is best played with 3-5 players.  To begin, have the children draw a picture of an egg.  Each child should color a section of the egg the same color as the egg they are using.  Here is a drawing of the one we used.

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For the first round of the game, choose a child to be “it.”  They are the musical conductor.  They will hold the egg drawing, and the other children will sit on the ground in front of them with their shaker egg.  The conductor will point to a color.  The child with the same color egg will create a rhythm for the other egg holders to follow.  The conductor will decide when it is time to change the rhythm by choosing another color. As the rounds go on, the conductor should choose the colors faster.  If a child can not come up with a rhythm, simply have the conductor choose another color.  Make sure each child has a chance to take a turn being the conductor by playing several rounds of the game. This activity will help teach your children rhythm, to follow music cues, beginning reading skills and staying focused.

http://tucsonsongstress.com/2013/05/21/the-color-conducto/