Are you using Composer of the Month in your elementary music classroom? Do you need listening lessons, worksheets, bulletin boards, and more? This composer of the month set celebrates Duke
These Composer of the Month Lessons and Activities are the perfect way to incorporate Music History into your Music Room Curriculum. In this set you will focus on Duke Ellington. Your students will love learning about Duke Ellington's life, listening and interacting with his compositions, and learning other fun facts about him.
This Duke Ellington resource includes:
🎵 Listening lesson slideshow for “Caravan,” to practice whole note and tie
🎵 Listening lesson slideshow for “It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing),” to practice whole note and pick-up
🎵 “Be a composer like Ellington” worksheet, including worksheets for ta and ti-ti, quarter rest, tika-tika, half note, ti-tika, tika-ti, syncopa, and tim-ka. Comes in color and black/white.
🎵 Movement activity to Ellington's “It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing),” including 25 color printable sheets with clip art of Ellington with movement directions on each, and link to Google Slides with embedded video
🎵 Listening worksheet: Can be used with Ellington piece of your choice, comes in color and black/white
🎵 Slideshow about Ellington's life, with student-friendly details
🎵 Gallery Walk Visuals and Worksheet: Includes visuals that can printed out for gallery walk, gallery walk worksheet, and directions. Students either work individually or in small groups to answer questions around the room. This is a great way to get students thinking critically about Ellington, his life, and music in general!
🎵 Crossword Puzzle: Puzzle includes 7 clues about Ellington's life and music. Includes key.
🎵 Composer of the month bulletin board display, including letters for “Composer of the month,” Picture of Ellington, World map pointing to the U.S., Visuals for Ellington's most well-known works, Two quotes by Ellington, and Composer/ Conductor/ Musician Visuals with definitions)
🎵 Follow Me: Has students keeping the beat in different ways to Ellington's “Take the A Train”
🎵 Did You Know Cards: Includes 8 different interesting facts about Ellington. These can be used during music lessons and/or read on morning announcements during the month Ellington is being studied
🎵 Directions for the set
👀 Check out what people are saying 💬 about this resource:
❣️”A great resource with lots of options to use with different grade levels. Students enjoyed the powerpoint and LOVED the gallery walk the next week. It helped reinforce what they had already learned and also form their own musical opinions. ”
❣️”Great Powerpoint to supplement our study of Duke Ellington and “It Don't Mean a Thing.” ”
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