Welcome back, friends. It is time to ready your wish list! EVERYTHING IS ON SALE! TpT is holding a Site-Wide Sale this Tuesday, August 4 – Wednesday, August 5. No matter what circumstances you will be teaching under, TpT and all of the supportive Teacher Authors are here to help.
You can find many flexible teaching materials at phenomenal prices. By using the code BTS20, all of my helpful resources will be 25% off.
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Yes, EVERYTHING in my store is included. Of course, all of the lessons that I have created are my favorites or I would not have made them. You are sure to find some that will be your favorites too.
Make Music Literacy a Priority
I know that is it hard to teach online! And, it is even harder to develop music literacy skills online. Boom Cards are not just fun, time-filler games. They may be used to help develop and practice music literacy skills. They may even be used for assessment.
Boom Cards for Developing Music Literacy
These Boom Cards provide REAL MUSIC LITERACY LEARNING in a game setting. They are not simply “fluff” games. Boom Cards may be used for individual/group learning and/or assessment. When you are back in the classroom, they may be used as centers as well.
If you have never tried Boom online task cards you are in for a real treat! Boom Cards are self-checking and the decks may be assigned using Google Classroom.
Each series below is of graduated difficulty and provide many different opportunities for differentiation. Click on each to determine which would best meet the needs of your students.
Rhythm Block Builder Series
Students listen and build the rhythms they hear by dragging and dropping rhythm blocks. Click the video to see a set in action.
Melody Block Builder Series
Students listen and build the melodies they hear by dragging and dropping melody blocks. Click the video to see a set in action.
“What Do You Hear?” Ear Training Series Key of F – Stemless Notes
This series was designed with your youngest musicians in mind. All of the activities are set in the Key of F so that notes are all on the staff. And, music is notated with stemless note heads to focus student attention.
“What Do You Hear?” Ear Training Series Key of C – Standard Notation
Currently, only melodic sets are available. I am creating rhythmic sets ASAP. This series does NOT include the “cute” clipart of some of the other series. Because it does not look “elementary,” it may be used in the middle and high school settings as well depending upon the needs of your students.
This series begins VERY simply with just So-Mi for young elementary students. With six sequential sets, the upper levels will challenge middle school and even some high school students.
Treble Clef Note Name Series
There are 6 different sets in this series. Sets 1-2 introduce and practice space and line notes separately. Set 3 practices the lines and spaces together. Sets 1-3 include the BASIC notes on the staff only. Sets 4-6 follow the same pattern while including EXTENDED notes above and below the staff.
Bass Clef Note Name Series
This series of 6 different sets follows the same pattern as the treble clef note names. Sets 1-2 introduce and practice space and line notes separately. Set 3 practices the lines and spaces together. Sets 1-3 include the BASIC notes on the staff only. Sets 4-6 follow the same pattern while including EXTENDED notes above and below the staff.
FREE Music Literacy Boom Cards
Do you want to try using several different sets of Boom Cards with your students before purchasing an entire series? Click to read this blog post – 7 FREE Elementary Music Online Distance Learning Activities. All of these activities will remain FREE during the COVID-19 outbreak. (There are actually 8 FREE lessons posted here. I added one after I wrote the post.)
Interactive PowerPoint Games – Must Have PowerPOint to USE
For Microsoft schools, these games are a perfect way to practice treble Clef note names. The interactive PowerPoint games give students immediate feedback. When you are back in the classroom, they may be used for centers, individual, or group practice. Check out this simplified FREE Treble Clef SPACES Interactive PowerPoint Game for a sample of the games below.
Note: These are INTERACTIVE PowerPoints and do not work in Google Slides. Google Slides does not yet have some of the functions that are currently available in PowerPoint.
Online Music Composition | Drag & Drop Blocks for Google Slides or PowerPoint
Music composition is hard for beginning musicians. These drag & drop rhythm blocks ensure success while teaching about note values, meter, phrase form, and lyrics. These leveled sets work with a wide age range. Lessons are available as both Google Slides or PowerPoint versions. Click to see preview.
PowerPoint Drag & Drop Composition Blocks
If you are in need of PowerPoint versions of these lessons, click the links below.
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 1
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 2
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 3
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 4
Some schools are delivering work at home packets for students who do not have online connectivity or devices for online learning. If this is your school, check out these printables. These Color, Cut, Compose activities include 9 differentiated rhythm sets with 4 different composition templates. They are simple enough for kindergarten students, but can challenge even 8th grade students.
This simple printable lesson is very versatile and may be extended through several lessons. It may be used in the following ways.
- Basic Rhythm Composition
- Melodic Composition
- Focus on Phrase Form
- Add Lyrics to Rhythm
- Create Extended Composition
- Use Templates with Duplo-Size Blocks
Some teachers have used this resource with their young band and orchestra students to compose and play their original music.
Worksheets & Puzzles
Do you need simple, fun printables that students can complete independently? In the classroom, they may be used for sub days, centers, class review, or for fast finishers. See if any of these meet your needs.
I am in the process of converting these using the TpT Digital Tool so that they may be assigned with Google Classroom and completed ONLINE as DIGITAL ACTIVITIES!
Instruments of the Orchestra PowerPoints with Student Response Sheets
The Instruments of the Orchestra BUNDLE is always over 20% off the individual lessons. But, investing during a sale means that you are saving even more.
TpT Site-Wide Sale | BTS20 Friends
This is definitely the time to stock up. Remember to use the code BTS20 to get the full 25%. We do not know what the coming year will bring. But, whether you are in the classroom full time, teaching online, or using some type of blended learning, these resources will be helpful additions to your lessons for years to come.
I hope that some of these resources will become some of your favorites and that you Get the Most Out of Any TpT Site-Wide Sale, no matter which talented and dedicated seller you choose to purchase from.
Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help in another way.
Spelling Blocks – For Any Word List
Yup! I know I am a music teacher. But I was working with a second grade student who needed more ways to practice his spelling. So, I created this lesson. Since then, I have had teachers in other classrooms tell me how much they appreciated using this lesson. Or, maybe, like our family, you want to use it at home.
A first grade teacher had this to say. “I was searching for a good, feasible, and effective way to build words with my students! This is it! We use this often to practice our spelling words on our chromebooks in google classroom with my 1st graders. They have learned to use it really well and it is fun. I love that I have a record of what they did (unlike when we use whiteboards) so now I know who needs intervention.”
These drag & drop spelling blocks are available as PowerPoint or Google Slides versions. Please share this one with your classroom teachers.