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Honor Choir Rehearsal

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice singing with complete vocal warm-ups in a unified tone. They perform sections of the following songs: "Lamentations of Jeremiah," "Soonah Will Be Done," and "Fairest Lord Jesus." As students sing, they practice...
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Musical Terms 1

For Students 5th - 10th
In this music worksheet, students identify and locate musical vocabulary terms in preparation for a semester exam. There are 54 words located in the puzzle.
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Elementary Music Plan

For Teachers 3rd
Hey Macarena! Third graders keep time while they sing a Latin Folk Song. To practice keeping a steady rhythm and singing in pitch, the class sings the Folk Song together and in a round while keeping a beat. They then learn to do the...
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Learning AB Form: Music

For Teachers 3rd
Third grade musicians play Orff instruments while they learn about the AB Form. First they learn part A of a song, then they listen to when the song changes. After they understand the concept of AB form, they learn to play part B. Note:...
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Vocab-u-lous! Build a Fabulous Vocab: Words Beginning with TR

For Students 10th - 11th
In this vocabulary worksheet, learners select the best word to complete the sentence. They are challenged by the difficult words that contain a tr-blend.
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Group Project - Recorder Composition

For Teachers 5th
Class members develop a musical composition to be played on recorders. They work in groups to write and perform an eight-measure, three-part composition that uses a chord structure. They ornament a simple melody and perform it on the...
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Singing with Support

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students examine the correct way to breathe while singing and demonstrate proper breathing techniques while singing a song. They view and discuss a video clip from "Breath of Life: Our Respiratory System," demonstrate breathing and...
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Amazing Grace

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders sing and play the song "Amazing Grace" using soprano and alto glockenspiels, soprano, alto, and bass metallophones, finger cymbals, and triangles. This general music lesson for the fifth grade classroom uses the Orff method.
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Medieval Music -- 500-1450

For Students 4th - 5th
In this music history worksheet, students learn about the musical style and instrumentation in the years between 500-1450. Students read several informative paragraphs and answer 7 questions.
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Medieval Music (c500 - 1450)

For Students 8th
In this Medieval music activity, 8th graders read about the instruments and parts of the music, including harmony, melody, and unison. They answer 7 homework questions based on the reading.
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Sonnets and Poetic Dialogue

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders read a piece of work by Shakespeare and then write a sonnet.
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Lesson Connections

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders sing alone, with others and practice a varied repertoire of music. They have to sing using appropriate timbre, diction, and pesture, all while maintaining a steady tempo. Singly expressively, with appropriate dynamics,...

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