Ready, Set, Rhythm!
By Melody Easter-Clutter and Anna Wentlent
Sequential Lessons to Develop Rhythmic Reading
This innovative curriculum introduces the elements of rhythmic notation through movement-based class activities. Designed to be seamlessly integrated into your music class or ensemble rehearsal, each 10-minute kinesthetic exercise is presented in lesson plan format with National Standards, teacher instructions, and notated rhythmic concepts. Features 80 lessons divided into eight progressive units, each concluding with a reproducible student assessment. The activities are so much fun that your students will hardly notice how much they're learning! Recommended for grades 4--9.
|Unit 1: Whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes, downbeat|
|Unit 2: Tempo, half rests, quarter rests|
|Unit 3: Dotted whole notes, dotted half notes, bar lines, time signatures|
|Unit 4: Dotted quarter notes, whole rests, repeat signs|
|Unit 5: Sixteenth notes, dictation|
|Unit 6: Sixteenth-note figures, dotted eighth notes|
|Unit 7: Ties, meter, 2/2, 2/4, 3/4|
|Unit 8: 6/8, cumulative review|
|About the Authors|