Lesson Ideas

  1. Teach the chant: “Tapping at the window, knocking at the door, stomping dirty gym shoes on my floor.” (See Composition Sheet for the rhythm).

  2. They write the melody (absolute note names) under the rhythms on the composition page.

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Worksheet / Assessment

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  • Lesson ideas, Composition Worksheet, Rubric (PDF)

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2 thoughts on “Composition-EGAB”

  1. Hi Beth,

    I LOVE your blog, it has helped me so much, especially with recorders. I have my students play recorders at their concert and have a hard time with the process of getting recorders passed out, students onto stage with them, then getting them back into their cases and sorting them after the concert.

    Do you use recorders during your concerts? If so, do you happen to have any suggestions for me?

    Thank you,

    1. I’m so glad to hear it, Amy! I haven’t used recorders at concerts, but I have passed out and collected props before. Two things that immediately come to mind when it comes to distributing and collecting props/recorders during concerts:

      (1) Be very organized! Have each row’s recorders in a bin or bag, and have one student from each row come to get the bin/bag, take their own recorder, and then pass the bin/bag down the row while everyone grabs his/her own. This can be done in reverse for collecting.

      (2) Have students help! They LOOOVE to help! Ask if a few of them could come in at lunchtime or recess or before or after school (whatever works with your schedule) and sort recorders.

      I hope that helps a bit! 🙂

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