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Music Assignments For Grade 8

15 Free Music Activities and Lesson Plans for the Classroom

The web is a great place to find free music activities and lesson plans that can be used in the classroom. Here are 15 sites that provide helpful materials for teachers.

Music Quizzes – The Music Tech Teacher provides more than 130 music quizzes and games that can be used in the classroom. Quizzes cover everything from music notes and terms to famous musicians and composers.

Sound Piper – Sound Piper offers a unique page with a wide range of music classroom activities to teach basic elements of music.

The Music Rack – The Music Rack provides free sheet music downloads, staff paper, and other music teacher resources. The site also offers free downloads of public domain piano music.

Levy Sheet Music Collection – The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music contains nearly 30,000 music pieces. Teachers can use the search feature in the online library to find the right pieces for their music class.

Musicards – Musicards are online music theory flashcards. These cards can be used to teach students about note names, key signatures, intervals, triads, piano notes, and guitar notes.

eMusicTheory.com – This site hosts a number of different materials that can only be accessed by members. However, there is a nice section with online music theory drills that are freely available to everyone.

Flash Music Games – This no-frills site offers a wide range of online flash music games for teachers and students. The interactive games help with ear training and instruments like guitars, drums, and piano.

JamStudio.com Education Program – JamStudio.com offers a fantastic education program for schools. Students and teachers who want to use computers to compose music can apply for a free, all-access pass to JamStudio.com.

Voice Lesson Plan – Berklee Music offers this free online voice lesson for teachers and students who want to sing better and stronger. The lesson is an excerpt from the course taught by Professor Anne Peckham.

Music from Across America – Edsitement offers this free lesson plan to music teachers who want to educate students about traditional and ethnic American music. The lesson plan unit includes five lessons in addition to suggested classroom activities.

Music in Movies – ReadWriteThink offers this free music lesson plan for teenage students who want to learn more about movie soundtracks and how music can contribute to movie scenes.

VH1 Music Studio Lesson Plans – The VH1 Music Studio provides a wide range of free music lesson plans that can be used in conjunction with VH1 documentaries and television shows.

Music Games for the Classroom – This ebook from the Fun Music Company provides lots of ideas for music teachers and general class teachers.

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Merging Music with Language Arts Common Core

The students will be able to identify storyline and contractions in the song “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” lyrics, as they experience a steady beat, use rhythm instruments and sing on pitch: 1st Day: Introduce the song lyrics identifying the meaning of the …

Subjects:

Common Core, Language Arts, Music  

Grades:

2, 3  

“Onomatopoeia Rita”: Percussion Poem for Auditory Learners

By – Mary Mills   OBJECTIVES: Students will relay the different sounds associated with the percussive instruments.   MATERIALS: The poem, “Onomatopoeia Rita” by Mary A. Mills   Introduction: This poem is a great way to have kinesthetic and auditory learners participate …

Subjects:

Art, Language Arts, Music  

Grades:

3, 4, 5  

Recognizing Patterns in Music and Children’s Literature

OBJECTIVES Students will learn and explore about patterns in music giving them an opportunity to practice echoing simple song phrases.   MATERIALS Whiteboard or chalkboard Recognizing Patterns in Music and Children’s Literature Lesson Plan Pictures and Worksheet Handout (http://www.kenbakerbooks.com/lessonplanmusicpatternshandouts.pdf) The children’s picture …

Subjects:

Art, Language Arts, Music  

Grades:

K, 1, 2  

Bullying Skit with Music

Lesson Plan Title: Bullying skit with music. Concept / Topic To Teach: Bullying General Goal(s): To help students identify the different types of bullying. Required Materials: The song “Walk in my Shoes” and people for the skit. And a source for the …

Subject:

Music  

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5, 6  

The Beauty of Beethoven

Aesthetic Response Lesson Plan Grade Level 9-12  Summary After reading excerpts from the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, students will analyze and interpret aesthetic beauty. They will apply their knowledge by identifying, analyzing and interpreting beauty in excerpts from Beethoven’s Fifth symphony.   …

Subjects:

Language Arts, Music  

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12  

Using Rhythm Instruments to Tell a Story

This lesson plan is designed to teach students the concept of rhythm in a song, by listening to music and playing instruments to represent actions.   OBJECTIVES Students will learn how to keep a beat with the music.   MATERIALS -Rhythm instruments …

Subject:

Music  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

Piano Singing Game

Title – Music Mum Ball Game by – Michele Ramstetter Subject – Music Grade Level – 3-6 With his/her back to the class, a student sits at the piano and plays a melody. The other students sit on their desk and toss …

Subject:

Music  

Grades:

3, 4, 5, 6  

Found Music Unit, The Concert

Title – Found Music Unit, The Concert By – Melanie Marchand Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Music Grade Level – 4 Found Music Unit Contents: Lesson 1 – Idea Challenge Lesson 2 – Courting Composers Lesson 3 – Dress, Success! …

Subject:

Music  

Grade:

4  

Found Music Unit, Polishing Brass

Title – Found Music Unit, Polishing Brass By – Melanie Marchand Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Music Grade Level – 4 Found Music Unit Contents: Lesson 1 – Idea Challenge Lesson 2 – Courting Composers Lesson 3 – Dress, Success! …

Subject:

Music  

Grade:

4  

Found Music Unit, Dress, Success!

Title – Found Music Unit, Dress, Success! By – Melanie Marchand Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Music Grade Level – 4 Found Music Unit Contents: Lesson 1 – Idea Challenge Lesson 2 – Courting Composers Lesson 3 – Dress, Success! …

Subject:

Music  

Grade:

4  

Found Music Unit, Composers

Title – Found Music Unit, ComposersBy – Melanie MarchandPrimary Subject – MusicSecondary Subjects – MusicGrade Level – 4Found Music Unit Contents: Lesson 1 – Idea Challenge Lesson 2 – Courting Composers Lesson 3 – Dress, Success! Lesson 4 – Polishing Brass Lesson …

Subject:

Music  

Grade:

4  

Found Music Unit, Idea Challenge

Title – Found Music Unit, Idea ChallengeBy – Melanie MarchandPrimary Subject – MusicSecondary Subjects – MusicGrade Level – 4Found Music Unit Contents: Lesson 1 – Idea Challenge Lesson 2 – Courting Composers Lesson 3 – Dress, Success! Lesson 4 – Polishing Brass …

Subject:

Music  

Grade:

4  

Musical Instrument Fortune Tellers

Title – Musical Instrument Fortune Tellers By – carla worrell Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Music Grade Level – 2-5 My 2nd-5th grades usually do a unit on Instruments in the Orchestra and then take a field trip to the …

Subject:

Music  

Grades:

2, 3, 4, 5  

Valentine Rap game

Title – Valentine Rap game By – Patricia Taylor Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Grade Level – Pre-K through 1st grade Students will learn this chant: Valentine, Valentine, Won’t you be my Valentine? Please be my Valentine! All——— Right——–! Use …

Subject:

Music  

Grades:

PreK, K, 1  

Listen, Listen for a Clue

By – Nancy Kilpin Do you have students who have a problem listening? This will quickly get their attention and they will be finding the beat of the rhyme as well as thinking about what they are supposed to be doing.   …

Subjects:

Language Arts, Music  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

A reinforcer between lessons

Title – A reinforcer between lessons By – Merry Holl Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Grade Level – K-5 This is something simple that can be done when moving from one lesson to another. It can also be used when …

Subject:

Music  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  

Music Tag

Title – Music Tag By – Jamie Shaw Primary Subject – Music Secondary Subjects – Health / Physical Education Grade Level – 3-6 Objective: Identifying instrument families My 5th and 6th grade girls made up this musical variation of tag. You will …

Subjects:

Music, P.E. & Health  

Grades:

3, 4, 5, 6  

Civil War Unit – Appendix C – Star Spangled Banner, Battle Cry of Freedom songs

Title – Civil War Unit – Appendix C – Star Spangled Banner, Battle Cry of Freedom songs By – Sarah Higgins Primary Subject – Social Studies Secondary Subjects – Music, Language Arts Grade Level – 4th-6th Contents: The first lesson is on …

Subjects:

Language Arts, Music, Social Studies  

Grades:

4, 5, 6  

Hokey Pokey with Shapes

By – Debbie Haren   OBJECTIVES: Students will learn use the song Hokey Pokey to learn and recognize various shapes.   MATERIALS: cutout shapes with different colored felt pieces (triangle, circle, rectangle, square and oval)    Activities and Procedure: Have the pre-cut …

Subjects:

Math, Music  

Grades:

PreK, K  

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