HOORAY!!! Cyber Monday is the time to stock up on resources for your elementary music classroom. EVERYTHING IS ON SALE at Frau Musik USA!
TpT is holding a 2-Day Site-Wide CYBER Sale on Monday, November 29 – Tuesday, November 30, 2021. No matter what circumstances you are teaching under, TpT and the supportive Teacher Authors are here to help during this EXTRAORDINARY time in education!
You can find many flexible teaching materials at phenomenal prices. By using the code CYBER21, all of our helpful resources will be up to 25% off.
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Yes, EVERYTHING in our store is included. You are sure to find some valuable music literacy resources that will become FUN standards for your classroom repertoire.
Make Music Literacy a Priority | Activity Bundles
It is important to integrate music reading into every lesson using a strategy that is efficient and systematic with a logical sequence. The resources below provide structured lessons leading students through ICONIC and STANDARD notation reading rhythm and melodies. Click to read this post for more Tips to Integrate Music Reading into Every Lesson.
Click to preview each Kodály-style activity bundle below.
More Music Literacy Activity Bundles Coming Soon
Developing Music Literacy Using Boom Cards
Boom Cards are FUN, but they are not just fluff time-filler games. Boom Cards are a valuable tool for developing and practicing REAL MUSIC LITERACY skills.
Boom Cards may be used for 1:1 individual learning, whole class activities, practice, and/or assessment. They are perfect for centers or stations too. 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 with a link which means NO STUDENT LOGINS!
If you are new to Boom Cards, be sure and check out this video with tips for Getting Started with Boom Cards and Using the FastPin Option. I promise, it is NOT hard. But, there are some simple, important, tips that will help you get started efficiently. This video also includes a tip for how you can use Boom Cards as assessments using the FREE account so watch to the end.
Each sequential series is leveled similar to piano or other instrument method books. These various level provide many different opportunities for differentiation and allow you to meet your students where they are.
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 to play the video to see a rhythmic dictation set in action.
Melody Block Builder Series
Students listen and build the melodies they hear by dragging and dropping melody blocks. See the video below to see a melodic dictation set in action.
Melodic Dictation Blocks are available in the following keys.
- Melodic Dictation Blocks, Key of C
- Melodic Dictation Blocks, Key of F
- Melodic Dictation Blocks, Key of G
“What Do You Hear?” Ear Training Series
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.
These sequential sets of Boom Cards start VERY easy identifying simple patterns for beginning musicians and build from there. With six sequential sets in each bundle, the upper levels will challenge middle school and even some high school and adult students.
The following sets are available in this Ear Training Series.
- Ear Training | Identifying Rhythmic Patterns
- Ear Training | Identifying Melodic Patterns – Key of C
- Ear Training | Identifying Melodic Patterns – Key of F
- Ear Training | Identifying Melodic Patterns – Key of G
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 integrates line and space notes together. Sets 1-3 include the BASIC notes on the staff. 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 notes on 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 need to try using several different sets of Boom Cards with your students before purchasing an entire series? Click to see this blog post with 10 FREE Elementary Music Online Distance Learning Activities. I think there are now 11, but who’s counting? 😊
Don’t miss this Cyber Sale. These resources will never be offered at a higher discount.
Interactive PowerPoint Games – Must Have PowerPOint
For Microsoft schools or school using PowerPoint, these games are a perfect way to practice treble clef note names. The interactive PowerPoint games give students immediate feedback. These activities 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.
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 are effective for a wide age range of students.
Each resource includes 4 separate composition lessons. They are available as both Google Slides or PowerPoint versions. Click below to see preview.
PowerPoint Drag & Drop Composition Links
If you are in need of PowerPoint versions of these resources, the links are below.
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 1
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 2
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 3
- PowerPoint Composition Blocks, Set 4
Printable Elementary Music Resources
Hands-on physical manipulatives add another dimension to music composition. 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 middle school students.
This simple printable resource is very versatile and may be extended over several class sessions for multiple grade levels. These composition blocks may be used in the following ways.
- Basic Rhythm Composition
- Melodic Composition
- Focus on Phrase Form
- Match Lyrics to Rhythm
- Create Extended Composition
- Use Templates with Duplo-Size Blocks
Some creative music teachers have used this resource with their young band and orchestra students to compose and play their original music.
DIGITAL & PRINTABLE Worksheets & Puzzles
Do you need simple, fun printables that students can complete independently? The resources below may be used for sub days, centers, class review, or for fast finishers.
These PRINTABLE worksheets and puzzles each include a DIGITAL version which may be completed using Easel, TpT’s digital tool. They may be assigned with a link and completed ONLINE as DIGITAL ACTIVITIES!
Check out these DIGITAL and PRINTABLE sets below to see if they meet the needs of your classroom.
Need help getting started with TpT’s digital tools? See How to Use Easel by TpT.
Instruments of the Orchestra Presentations with Student wORKSheets
These NO-PREP guided lessons are ready-to-use. Just download and present. Short quality video links are included so students can see and hear each instrument perform.
Printable student worksheets are also included. These PowerPoint lessons are compatible with Google Slides. They work well for distance learning or in the classroom.
This 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. Click to preview.
Instruments of the Orchestra DIGITAL Interactive Notebook
Musical Instruments Interactive Digital Notebooks make a nice addition to your musical instruments unit. The are perfect for centers or stations, 1:1 individual activities or class activities. They could even be used as music assessments. These NO-PREP activities are simple for teachers & FUN for students.
Click to watch the video preview and see the resource in action.
Seasonal Elementary Music Resources
It is important to learn about the traditions of other cultures and sing diverse holiday songs. It is especially important to include the holidays that are celebrated by students in your school.
Each of these resources include K-5 differentiated activities making them perfect for all-school performances or classroom use. Click to listen to these attainable and musical Orff accompaniments in the video previews.
Interactive Rhythm Flashcards
You don’t have to make a choice between focusing on music literacy skills or celebrating the holidays. These Christmas Interactive Rhythm Pattern Flashcards are differentiated into 8 different levels for grades K-5. Level 1 includes iconic reading while levels 2-8 build sequentially.
They are also available in a Winter Interactive Rhythm Pattern Flashcards version. You can use these all season long.
For FUN ways to use rhythm cards in your music classroom, check out this blog post – 10 Ways to Use Interactive Rhythm Pattern Flashcards.
Black History Music Resources
African American spirituals are perfect ANY TIME OF YEAR. And, these songs of the Civil Rights Movement will become favorites in your elementary music classroom.
Each resource is differentiated for grades K-5 and includes an early and upper elementary biographies of a Civil Rights Leader. With 4 attainable Orff accompaniments, these songs will make an impressive addition to any concert or music program.
Click to listen to the Orff accompaniments in the video previews.
TpT Site-Wide Sale | CYBER21
This is definitely the time to stock up on resources for your elementary music classroom. Remember to use the code CYBER21 to get the full 25%. These resources will be helpful additions to your music lesson plans for years to come.
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Spelling Blocks – For Any Word List
Yup! I know I am a music teacher. But I was working with a reluctant 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 inexpensive drag & drop spelling blocks are available as PowerPoint or Google Slides versions. They work with any word list and may be used over and over. That is a bargain!
Please share this one with your classroom teachers.