In this learning activity, students identify rhythms and demonstrate knowledge of note value by drawing them in 16 block grids. Students will need a piece of blank paper and a writing utensil. You can use any song the students know that has familiar rhythms for identification, or you can use the song provided, "Michael Finnegan". The lesson includes great visuals of how to make the 16-block grid.
This resource is a five-day plan to introduce and practice quarter rest. Day 1 prepares quarter rest through singing Eating Muffins. Students will practice quarter notes and eighth notes on Day 2. Day 3, they will decode the quarter rest. They will practice reading the quarter notes, quarter rest, and eighth notes on Days 4 and 5.
Students will read Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney. They will define rhythm and beat. They will identify quarter note, quarter rest, and eighth notes. They will clap rhythm patterns.
Students will echo clap rhythm patterns including quarter notes, quarter rests and paired eighth notes. Students will compose four-beat rhythm patterns and perform them for the class. Demonstration videos are provided.
Students will echo clap four-beat rhythm patterns including quarter notes, quarter rest, and paired eighth notes. Students will sit in four chairs to create four-beat patterns. Video demonstrations are provided.